Philanthropy


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.

21 October 2014

The role of philanthropy in Australia needs to be re- assessed in terms of assisting ageing communities, particularly multicultural communities to age well, a new report has found.

17 October 2014

Philanthropist and University of Queensland alumnus Bill Bowness, who overcame financial hardship and a severe stutter to forge a successful business career, is now donating $1 million to help others beat the same challenges.

16 October 2014

Facebook founder and philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have pledged $US25 million to the US Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight the deadly Ebola disease - one of the largest single donations so far.

14 October 2014

After almost thirty years at Deloitte, economist Dennis Goldner now chairs the Deloitte Foundation and finds time to also chair Oxfam Australia and Regional Arts Australia plus positions on a number of other Not for Profit boards. Goldner shares his insights in this month’s Evolving Chair.

07 October 2014

Seven Australian documentaries will be presented at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday as part of an international forum linking Australian donors with social impact films.

02 October 2014

The world’s 2,325 billionaires, on average, donate just over US$100 million cumulatively over their lifetimes to philanthropic causes, according to a global wealth census.

30 September 2014

A new Foundation has been launched to honor the memory of a noted Tasmanian, Dr Erica Bell along with $20,000 in awards for literature and medical research.

25 September 2014

The Chief Executive of the cancer charity LIVESTRONG, founded by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, has resigned after 14 years at the helm of the controversial organisation.

24 September 2014

Social enterprises and other for-purpose organisations should ensure they have the basics covered as they build and maintain corporate funding relationships, writes Social Ventures Australia Consultant Nick Perini.

18 September 2014

A new piece of ‘giving’ technology could change the way that people make donations to charities, with tin-rattling coin collectors a possible thing of the past.

17 September 2014

There is clear potential for a vibrant, dynamic, and informed impact investment market in Australia with the possibility of A$10 billion in impact assets under management within the next five years, a new report reveals.

16 September 2014

Helping philanthropy better understand the opportunities for engaging in global development goal processes is underway via a project by the newly establish Global Philanthropy Data Charter, writes Heather Grady, Senior Fellow on Global Philanthropy with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

11 September 2014

The social purpose sector must think differently about how to tap into new capital to fund social change, the outgoing CEO of Social Ventures Australia Michael Traill said.

11 September 2014

It is time for Australian philanthropy to move past its negative associations with the word transparency, writes Krystian Seibert, Policy & Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia.

10 September 2014

WA Banking Group, Bankwest has launched a philanthropic foundation to deliver what it describes as reform and education outcomes for Australia’s community sector including a $1 million scholarships program for community sector leaders.

02 September 2014

One of Australia's highest profile philanthropists,Andrew Forrest has called on Universities to get better at dealing with small and medium financial donors, rather than focusing all their time to the biggest givers, in his speech to the national Philanthropy Australia Conference in Melbourne.

28 August 2014

A community activist concerned about Sydney’s housing affordability crisis has gifted a significant donation to community housing provider Bridge Housing.

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