Philanthropy


28 January 2016

The Australian Government has been urged to introduce a new framework that would change the way philanthropic funds are able to give away their money.

21 January 2016

Microsoft Philanthropies has committed to donate US$1 billion of Microsoft Cloud Services to serve global Not for Profit and university researchers over the next three years, including Australian organisations.

21 January 2016

Twenty-three Australians charity workers, in fields as diverse as children’s cancer, homelessness, disability and animal welfare, have shared in grants worth over A$1 million from US based philanthropic organisation, Newman’s Own Foundation.

21 January 2016

A new report into the changing face of philanthropy and giving trends in the United States predicts that 2016 and 2017 will deliver positive outcomes for Not for Profits, with growth in foundation giving the largest so far.

12 January 2016

Australia’s richest people are the least philanthropic in the world, giving less to charity than those from other countries, according to a new report.

12 January 2016

Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Robert “Bob” Oatley AO has died at the age of 87.

23 December 2015

The Turnbull Government appears to have given the first official indication that it is not planning to abolish the national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

17 December 2015

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is not something that critics should be talking down, but something that should encourage constructive contributions and engagement from all those with a genuine interest in more effective philanthropy, writes Philanthropy Australia’s Krystian Seibert.

15 December 2015

A team of young philanthropists has taken a leaf out of iconic Melbourne philanthropist Sidney Myer’s giving history and will open the doors of the Arts Centre in Melbourne to up to 1,200 homeless people to share a traditional meal on Christmas Day.

10 December 2015

The changing nature of employment, the spread of automation and the liabilities around collecting digital data will raise serious questions for civil society about how their systems of social support must adapt, a US philanthropy expert has predicted for 2016.

03 December 2015

Philanthropist and business woman, Eve Mahlab, has retired as Chair of the organisation she founded in 2009 as an advocacy and education organisation to catalyse philanthropic investment in women and girls – the Australian Women Donors Network.

02 December 2015

The CEO and founder of social networking giant Facebook has vowed to give away 99 per cent of his stake in the company to charity.

01 December 2015

A new report has shown there is room for improvement in the way the Australian philanthropic sector collaborates and shares insights into its work.

23 November 2015

Australian businessman and Chair of Essendon Football Club, Paul Little AO, and former investment banker, Jane Hansen, announced a $10 million donation to the University of Melbourne as their charity’s first major philanthropic gift.

19 November 2015

The peak body for donors, Philanthropy Australia, has launched the results of its benchmarking survey into the operational resources of trusts and foundations in Australia and New Zealand in a bid to address a data deficit in the philanthropic sector.

19 November 2015

The founders of Gandel Philanthropy, property developer John Gandel and his wife Pauline, have received the Great Australian Philanthropy Award as part of the annual Research Australia Awards.

18 November 2015

Outspoken US Not for Profit leader and advocate, Rick Cohen, a former President of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and online columnist, has died suddenly at the age of 64.

12 November 2015

Parents' charitable giving is affected by the sex of their first child, according to a new report out of the US.

04 November 2015

Philanthropic Trust, the Summer Foundation has convened experts in finance, law, housing and philanthropy to form the Social Finance Think Tank, charged with exploring impact investment models that would provide young people with disability alternatives to living in nursing homes.

29 October 2015

Sporting legend Steve Waugh has warned other high-profile Australians that setting up a charity or foundation is harder than it looks and not to enter the process lightly.

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