Philanthropy


26 February 2015

A donation of $8.9 million has been made to establish a professorial chair in bowel cancer research at the University of Sydney.

12 February 2015

Taken from her new book, '8 Founding Principles of Sponsorship Success', sponsorship expert Abby Clemence shares her eight tips for creating a foolproof sponsorship approach.

10 February 2015

Husband and wife philanthropists have made a multi-million dollar donation to an Australian university that will help it create cutting-edge small healthcare devices.

29 January 2015

A new study into childhood cancer research in Australia has found that the role of philanthropy is vital to overcome critical funding challenges facing researchers in the battle against the disease.

29 January 2015

Two of the world’s biggest philanthropists have predicted that the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.

27 January 2015

There are some simple and inexpensive policy changes which can help grow impact investing in Australia, and the re-establishment of the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership provides a unique opportunity to deliver them, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia.

15 January 2015

2014 has been declared as the year of the “mega gifts”, with some of the biggest philanthropic donations ever seen in Australia’s history being made.

15 January 2015

Two large philanthropic Foundations, the Greater Charitable Foundation and The Balnaves Foundation, have announced their New Year funding recipients.

08 January 2015

Distributions from Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) have grown to record levels in Australia reaching $251 million in 2012 and were estimated to exceed a cumulative $1.7 billion in 2014, according to a new report.

02 December 2014

Philanthropy Australia has delivered a submission to the re-established Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, setting out some early wins which can help grow philanthropy in Australia, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia.

20 November 2014

Contributions to Donor-Advised Funds in the US have passed $17 billion in 2013 - a record breaking high according to the latest report from the National Philanthropic Trust.

18 November 2014

The hunt is on for a new CEO of Philanthropy Australia following the resignation of Louise Walsh last week after only two years in the top job.

13 November 2014

The CEO of Philanthropy Australia Louise Walsh has resigned after only two years in the top job.

03 November 2014

Funders working together to solve the world's water crisis, known as WASHfunders.org, is a global initiative that has been recognised as one of 10 top innovators in a recent report on global philanthropy.

30 October 2014

The National Science and Technology Centre - Questacon- has revealed a major partnership with The Ian Potter Foundation which is providing a $7.8 million grant for new initiatives to engage young people with technology and innovation.

28 October 2014

Barriers for women in philanthropy remain despite generational change de-emphasising traditional gender roles, prominent philanthropists have told a Melbourne summit.

28 October 2014

Australia’s next generation of philanthropists and changemakers must be more ambitious and avoid complacency, Foundation for Young Australians CEO Jan Owen warned a Melbourne conference this week.

23 October 2014

A new online giving portal hopes to empower children to support the needs of disadvantaged children and families with the aim of developing a philanthropic culture in young Australians.

22 October 2014

A national share offer to raise capital for investment for Australia’s Not for Profit sector has received its first application from an existing Community 21 shareholder, Able Australia.

21 October 2014

Millennials, who are often maligned as a the “me generation” and a selfish group of citizens that are impatient and filled with a sense of entitlement, actually have the power to change the face of the Not for Profit sector, a visiting US impact investment expert has said.