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.
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.
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.
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.
Parents' charitable giving is affected by the sex of their first child, according to a new report out of the US.
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.
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.
The founder and CEO of social network giant Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has announced that he will be giving 20 per cent of the shares in one of his companies to charity.
The Federal Government has voiced it support for impact investment, as part of its far reaching response to the Financial System Inquiry, pledging to examine how best to foster its growth in Australia.
A new venture philanthropy fund in Queensland, managed by Social Ventures Australia, will connect philanthropists with high-impact portfolios to local for-purpose organisations that are tackling pressing social issues.
A new partnership between a Not for Profit organisation and Australia’s oldest medical research institute has led to the establishment of an Australian-first facility to develop new treatments for cancer.
A new free global university with a focus on philanthropy and social impact has been launched in the USA, with more than 200,000 students already enrolled.
The Federal Government has announced $160,000 in grants for 24 community organisations to allow them to showcase their philanthropic partnerships during the inaugural Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week.
One of Australia’s greatest philanthropic families, the Smorgon’s, remains the richest family in the country with wealth estimated at $2.7 billion.
Grant and donation requests from individual charities and Not for Profits are flooding philanthropic trusts in a bid for alternative funding where government cutbacks have hit hard.
Major gifts are the “big win” in fundraising - then why don’t all organisations press forward with a major gifts program asks Gail Perry from Xponential Philanthropy in the lead up to her upcoming workshops around Australia.
The charitable causes to which married couples donate to are affected by the differences in gender income, a new report out of the US has found.
One of Australia’s biggest philanthropic benefactors, Charles “Chuck” Feeney, is the inaugural recipient of a prestigious new award recognizing global generosity.
The CEO of the United States travel company Collette, Dan Sullivan Jr, said corporate philanthropists in Australia and the US “don’t do enough”, during his recent Australian visit.
New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed that he both encourages and practices philanthropy because he has had a lucky life, and the PM’s official residence, Kirribilli House will be used to support good charitable causes.
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