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A Century of Community Foundations: Evolution and Adaptation – Mark Sidel

The Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy hosted the 2015 Commencement Lecture with guest speaker Professor Mark Sidel, the Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and consultant for China and Vietnam at the International Center for … Continue reading

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Changing guard at Buckingham Palace

A vacancy for an executive officer for a community foundation is not unusual, but two at the same time? There are some changes afoot in a couple of community foundations in Melbourne.  But perhaps the more interesting questions raised by this coincidence … Continue reading

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Community Foundations – update

An article I wrote on community foundations has just been published in the new online philanthropy journal – generositymag.com.au. Have a look here: What is a Community Foundation? Want to give meaningfully to your local area? Contributing to a community … Continue reading

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Catherine Brown – Community Foundations – A journey of discovery

The Maimonides Society talks presented by the Swinburne Philanthropy Alumni, hosted Catherine Brown, the CEO of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Catherine reflected on her career working in and with community foundations since 1999 when the Myer Foundation came up … Continue reading

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A tale of two community foundations

  Once upon a time there was a community foundation dedicated to a large vibrant and bustling city (let’s call it Gotham).  Its focus was on supporting the wishes of donors in their philanthropic goals through donor advised funds (donors … Continue reading

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Community Foundations Forum 2012 – Tomorrow: Today Foundation, Benalla

Sally Gamble from the Tomorrow: Today Foundation in Benalla (which has a population of 14,000) spoke at the Community Foundations Forum on their focus on education as a key to fighting disadvantage. The foundation was formed in 2002 and believes … Continue reading

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Community Foundations

A follow on to the post about Family Foundations. Community Foundations are usually set up for the benefit of a particular community, generally based on geography – for example the Melbourne Community Foundation, the Sydney Community Foundation, the Queensland Community … Continue reading

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