Not for Profit leader Jan Owen has been recognised with an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Sydney for her influence on public policy and the way institutions and organisations engage with young people.
Financial services company Equity Trustees Limited has bought out one of the country’s major trustee companies ANZ Trustees for $150 million, increasing its funds under management to $40 billion including some of the country’s largest philanthropic trusts.
Prominent barrister and asylum seeker advocate Julian Burnside QC has begun a letter writing campaign to asylum seekers held on Nauru and Manus Island.
Despite the natural appeal of impact investment to charitable trusts and foundations, few have embraced the practice, challenged by the misperceptions that investing for impact necessitates an appetite for high risk or a financial trade-off, new research suggests.
Communications giant Telstra has joined forces with the industry-led Telco Together Foundation to work together to support Australian communities in need.
The high profile, US-based William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has withdrawn its Nonprofit Marketplace Initiative, which funded groups such as the Charity Navigator - the model which the Coalition Government has tipped to replace the ACNC.
Understanding philanthropy’s mission is crucial to realising how philanthropy engages in shaping public policy, writes philanthropic Policy and Research Manager Krystian Seibert.
In New Zealand staff within the Government’s own Social Development department have donated more than $1 million through payroll giving – becoming the first Government department to do so.
Australian billionaire philanthropist and mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has joined in a collaboration of the main world religions to set up the "Global Freedom Network" in a bid to combat modern forms of slavery and human trafficking.
Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja, has launched a suite of high-school education materials to address discrimination against women and girls.
As a society Australia needs to think about the phenomena that is the growth of the philanthropic sector and where it’s going, writes philanthropist Marcus Fielding.
One of Australia's largest independent family philanthropic funds, Gandel Philanthropy has announced its communityassist grants are open for application to eligible Not for Profit organisations.
The Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Partnerships Australia have partnered in a mentoring program to build leadership in arts philanthropy.
Financial services company, Equity Trustees says it distributed more than $14.5 million last year to charities on behalf of the 206 charitable trusts it manages, as demand from Australian charities soars.
United Way Australia has joined forces with US singing icon Dolly Parton to help inspire Aussie pre-school children and their parents to read.
The future of Australia’s first philanthropically funded Not for Profit news website, The Global Mail, is uncertain after its main philanthropic benefactor pulled his funding.
In JBWere’s Philanthropic Services’ first report on the contribution that Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) make on Australia’s charitable sector, author John McLeod offers his tips on innovative ways to operate a PAF.
A children’s Not for Profit has launched an “ambitious” pilot that aims to sponsor Victorian children affected by natural disasters.
A record number of Australians have received Australia Day honours, many for services to the community, in a celebration that saw AFL football star and community leader Adam Goodes named Australian of the Year.
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