Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sydney Myer Fund and Myer Foundation annual report


The Sydney Myer Fund and the Myer Foundation, long known as giants of philanthropy with a long history of support dating back to 1959, released their 2009/2010 annual report today. I particularly like this organisation – not only is it … Continue reading

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Accountability and transparency in not for profits


The South Australian state government has announced that charities which receive donations will be required to account more thoroughly as to how those funds are spent. A new Code of Practice which will be open for consultation until mid January … Continue reading

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from Kant to Catherine Keener


The Inaugural Great Philanthropy Debate was presented in 2010 by the then Melbourne Community Foundation¬† (now known as Australian Communities Foundation) and the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. With a theme of ethics in philanthropy, and titled – The Giving Agenda: There’s … Continue reading

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Govt review of public ancillary funds


The then Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation,¬† Bill Shorten announced a review into public ancillary funds, calling for submissions by 17 December 2010. Treasury stated that: “The proposed changes introduce a new regulatory framework similar to … Continue reading

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the first rule of screenwriting


They say that the first rule of screenwriting is to write about what you know – and I think I know a little bit about philanthropy, so I am aiming to share some it here – and I am indeed … Continue reading

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not for profit readings lately


I was encouraged to get going with this blog after reading Seth Godin‘s Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? and Beth Kanter and Allison Fine’s: The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change. Back in 2010 I had moved jobs, … Continue reading

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the Melbourne Prize


The Melbourne Prize was set up by Simon Warrender in 2004 and I first wrote this post in 2010.¬† Each year the prize celebrates a highly distinguished person in a different field of the arts, such as literature, sculpture, and … Continue reading

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Welcome – hello (2017 update)


Welcome to Ozphilanthropy.com and thank you for looking in/stopping by. Ozphilanthropy.com was started in 2010 when I wanted to collate my thoughts on philanthropy in the arts and higher education in Australia. I had been working in philanthropy for some … Continue reading

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