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so much to do – so little time

It seems to be that time of year when there are so many events, talks, keynotes and briefings to go to that it is all a little overwhelming, The main items on my agenda at the moment are: Philanthropy Australia … Continue reading

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Community Foundations Forum 2013

Foundation Barossa (in South Australia) is hosting this year’s Australian Community Foundations Forum.  Presented in conjunction with Philanthropy Australia and FRRR, this annual event brings together community foundations from around the country to network, share their experiences and benefit from … Continue reading

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Senior International Fellows in Philanthropy

 A little quiet lately as about to embark on some professional development at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society.  They run a Senior (as in old(er)) International Fellows Program for people in … Continue reading

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Changes afoot at peak body?

Further to the not so recent news that AbaF and artsupport are to merge next year into one body, and that Louise Walsh of artsupport will soon be the new CEO of Philanthropy Australia, the Australian Financial Review yesterday noted … Continue reading

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Stop Press! New CEO for Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia has announced the appointment of Louise Walsh, formerly of Artsupport Australia (part of the Australia Council) as their new CEO, starting from 8 October. Read PA’s announcement here and the Australia Council’s announcement here. How do you think … Continue reading

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Ethics in Philanthropy Debate

The second annual Ethics in Philanthropy Debate, presented by the Australian Communities Foundation in conjunction with the Melbourne Writers Festival was held this evening at BMW Edge at Federation Square in Melbourne. Hosted by Peter Mares and recorded for later … Continue reading

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What I learned about PAFs at the Community Foundations Forum Pt 1

Not so long ago I wrote about the new draft guidelines and legislation for Public Ancillary Funds. The new regime will come into effect on 1 January, but there will be a three year period for Public Ancillary Funds to … Continue reading

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Coming soon . . .

Coming soon – a series of posts on the Australian Community Foundations Forum at Tweed Heads hosted by Northern Rivers Community Foundation , Philanthropy Australia and the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal (FRRR).

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Public Ancillary Funds – new draft guidelines

The Federal Assistant Treasurer, Bill Shorten, has released new draft guidelines for Public Ancillary Funds (often known as PAFS and usually given the deductible gift recipient designation of DGR2). The Australian Tax Office describes Public Ancillary Funds as “public funds … Continue reading

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What the Victorian budget means for not for profits

Philanthropy Australia and the Office for the Community Sector invited Melbourne’s philanthropy community to hear the Treasurer, Kim Wells MP, speak about the impact of the Victorian state budget on the not for profit sector. The Treasurer was introduced by … Continue reading

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