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About ozphilanthropy

#Philanthropy. Posts by Sharon Nathani. Consultant, blogger, speaker & committee member/grantmaker @Impact100Melb. Sometime pianist & knitter. Learning more to share with you in philanthropy studies @acpns_qutozphilanthropy through Masters in Business in Philanthropy and Not for Profit Studies. Former Executive Officer Inner North Community Foundation.

Women Moving Millions


The Australian Women Donors Network has just completed the “Power of Women” tour introducing Women Moving Millions in Sydney and Melbourne.  Women Moving Millions was started in 2005 by Helen LaKelly Hunt and Swanee Hunt, who wanted to “raise the … Continue reading

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Giving Australia 2016 – a preview


The Giving Australia 2016 report is being launched on 1 December.  It’s been just over ten years since the last major survey of generosity and philanthropy in Australia was undertaken.  Both these reports were initiated by the Prime Minister’s Community … Continue reading

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Generosity Forum – Chris Cuffe – a philanthropist’s “voyage”


I can’t adequately capture the tone of this highly amusing session at the Generosity Forum.  As we had heard so many stories of journeys, Chris told us he was going to talk about his “voyage”.  He was interviewed by Angela … Continue reading

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Generosity Forum – a collective giving conversation


As you know, my focus recently has been on giving circles and collective giving. So I was very happy to attend the Generosity Forum: Conversations in Changing Philanthropy this week to hear Tom Hull from the Funding Network, Gillian Hund … Continue reading

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Giving circles gain momentum


Collective giving through giving circles has been growing in Australia over the last four years. Since James Boyd introduced the Impact100 model to Western Australia in 2012, four more Impact100 groups have sprung up in Australia – Impact100 Melbourne (disclosure … Continue reading

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What the US gives US


U.S. Foundation Funding for Australia looks at grants of at least $10,000 from 1000 US foundations which direct their money to Australia or elsewhere in relation to Australia or Australia/US relations from 2011 – 2013. Continue reading

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Giving for the Common Good


The Wheeler Centre hosted Giving for the Common Good, a talk with Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation (which shouldn’t be confused with the Rockefeller Foundation), facilitated by Peter Mares. The Rockefeller Brothers Foundation was established in 1940, … Continue reading

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Cause Report – 20 years of (r)evolution


JBWere and NAB have launched John McLeod’s “The Cause Report – 20 years of (r)evolution in the nonprofit sector” which is the first major statistical analysis of the charitable and non profit sector since 1996.  The report will be available on the … Continue reading

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Philanthropy and the Arts – review


Philanthropy and the Arts is a new book by Professor Jennifer Radbourne and Kenneth Watkins (published in October 2015). While it purports to be a best practice fundraising guide for arts organisations in Australia, it is more of a history … Continue reading

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The Funding Network


The Funding Network was established in Melbourne just over a year ago, based on a model from the United Kingdom.  It’s a new model of live crowdfunding where donors come together to hear about charitable projects and then make pledges … Continue reading

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