Monthly Archives: December 2010

Executor and trustee companies, or dead people like to donate too


When people think about bequests, often it is in relation to people who leave money for a specific purpose, with a whole infrastructure around how the money is to be administered through setting up their own foundation with particular application … Continue reading

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I am a philanthropist


For your silly season viewing pleasure Thanks to Sean Stannard-Stockton of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors for passing this on.

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Do you want to make donations with your iphone? Sorry – not possible


Beth Kanter, fundraising and social network guru in the US has started a campaign asking why Apple won’t facilitate donations through iphone applications. Apparently, Apple says it is too hard to ensure that donations will end up with the desired … Continue reading

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Stop philosophising – just show us the money!


This post is a response to a comment I have received through facebook which said: “it seemed to me, i might be wrong, that your page may be geared to institutions that fund, rather than to those seeking funding.” Thanks … Continue reading

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Donation leads to a Frank Gehry Building for UTS


A $25 million donation is contributing towards a new building by the architect Frank Gehry (who designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao) to be built for the University of Technology Sydney’s business school. Capital campaigns (for building works and redevelopment) … Continue reading

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Australians’ changing attitude to philanthropy


A quick link to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald this week which talks about how donors are paying more attention to the outcomes of their support and more interested in giving strategically and in a more sustainable way, … Continue reading

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CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference March 2011


Another conference alert for early next year. CASE is the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education – and is the peak body for higher education advancement (development and fundraising). Their next conference in our region is the Asia … Continue reading

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Cultivation and the five stages of the fundraising cycle


One of the first concepts I was introduced to recently when moving into large scale fundraising was the fundraising cycle (sometimes also called “moves management”). Whereas previously I had been talking to fund/grant seekers (who were mainly artists, musicians, dancers … Continue reading

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Australian Grantmakers Conference


another conference notice for next year. The Australian Institute of Grants Management (which I had not heard of before) is running a conference called Best Practice in Grants Management in Melbourne on 25 February – hmmm this clashes with the … Continue reading

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b is for Bequest


The tickly subject of talking about what people want to do with their money when they are gone. Bequests are when people leave money in their will by either nominating a set amount of money or a percentage of their … Continue reading

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