A Saudi Prince has made one of the biggest philanthropic pledges ever, vowing to give away his entire $41 billion fortune.
A former Magistrate and staff member at Melbourne University has left her former employer a gift of $4 million.
Strategy and innovation is not just for the organisations that create new products and services focused on social change. It is for the philanthropist too writes social change strategist, Suhit Anantula.
Americans gave an estimated $US358.38 billion to charity in 2014,breaking a record that has stood for 60 years, with the majority of “mega-gifts” given by relatively young tech entrepreneurs, according to the latest Giving USA report.
Australian Olympic running great and philanthropist, Ron Clarke, has died at the age of 78.
Donor peak body, Philanthropy Australia has warned in a submission to a Parliamentary inquiry that any new restrictions on environmental charities could impose more red tape on philanthropy.
A philanthropic Sydney couple have made an unprecedented $10.8 million donation to the University of Sydney’s nursing school.
The Abbott Government has vowed to cut red tape in an effort to boost philanthropy in Australia.
The interests of Australia’s cultural sector have been protected and advanced by the 2015-16 Federal Budget including a move to foster private sector support, according to Attorney-General Senator George Brandis.
Impact Investors plan to commit 16 per cent more finance to impact investment in 2015, according to a major global benchmarking survey.
National peak body Philanthropy Australia has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott calling for a better tax regime to support international philanthropy.
An international campaign using humour to raise awareness of the “dark side” of voluntourism is gaining traction.
Western Australia’s first dedicated venture philanthropy fund has launched with the aim of raising at least $2 million in philanthropic funds over the next two years.
The Abbott Government has announced changes to the way Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) will be wound up and how the philanthropic funds can distribute their assets.
Innovative new funding models are tackling pressing social needs and the reduced availability of financial support to address those needs across Australia. Journalist Nadia Boyce spoke to one NSW property developer who recently secured $2.1 million in an impact investment to kick start his solution for funding new social housing developments.
Businessman David Gonski has warned that Australian philanthropists need to inject greater precision and diligence into their giving - and that Not for Profits may need to “work harder” to leverage that.
The rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney has played out in many different ways. Australia’s two largest cities regularly compete on the sporting field, in the fashion stakes and in the culture wars. But which city is Australia’s true centre of charity?
An iconic Australian corporate-Not for Profit partnership sparked by a “chance conversation” is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary - as its value continues to grow to over $15 million.
Philanthropic Trust Fund manager, Perpetual, is set to distribute a record $460,000 in philanthropic funds to 23 young Australian artists who have received the 2015 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships.
A donation of $8.9 million has been made to establish a professorial chair in bowel cancer research at the University of Sydney.
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