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About ozphilanthropy

#Philanthropy. #arts Posts by Sharon Nathani, PhD candidate at the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne focussing on philanthropic funders of the arts. Sharon's study is supported through an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.

The Budget and Creative Partnerships Australia

Hello friends and arts philanthropy readers. I haven’t posted for a while as I have been doing a long research project. But, I noticed this week that there was not much commentary on one of the Budget items affecting the … Continue reading

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Giving Trends – PA’s most recent report (2022)

Philanthropy Australia has recently published a Giving Trends and Opportunities Report which demonstrates that while there are more dollars going into philanthropy in Australia, there are less individuals contributing and claiming a tax deduction. You can read it here.

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Philanthropic funder networks in the arts . . . .

Hello ozphilanthropy readers, It’s been a while since I have posted here, because I have been taking a very long study break, to do a PhD by Practice at the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne. I have been looking … Continue reading

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Love (your arts) in the Time of Cholera

It has been a very long time since my last post and there are many reasons for that – the simplest being the massive growth in short form online communications and news and information about the arts and fundraising on … Continue reading

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Who is talking about philanthropy?

At the Philanthropy Australia conference earlier this year one of the panel discussions featured former Premier of Victoria, Jeff Kennett.  ozphilanthropy found him startlingly funny and he asked some of the difficult questions about philanthropy and charities that people are … Continue reading

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Research and Practice at ANZTSR

By Alexandra Williamson and Sharon Nathani Research: Ozphilanthropy and I recently attended the ANZTSR Conference in Sydney.  What the blazes is that? we hear you asking – it’s the Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research conference (as no one has … Continue reading

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“Splash in the shallows” – family foundations testing the waters

I am fascinated by private ancillary funds (PAFs) which are generally family foundations, so was very pleased to attend the Philanthropy Australia conference‘s session which highlighted the experiences of four family foundations at various stages of maturity, expertise and development. … Continue reading

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ISTR not the Ishtar Conference

Guest post by Alexandra Williamson The International Society for Third-sector Research known as ISTR or “I Star” – (editor’s note: which sounds to us at ozphilanthropy like Ishtar, goddess of love, fertility and sometimes community) is an international membership association … Continue reading

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Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century

There is a new Senate inquiry into Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century.  Submissions close on 6 August and the committee is to report on or before 18 October 2018. This caught my eye because one of the terms of … Continue reading

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Civil Society, Digital Democracy?

Perpetual has hosted its third installment of discussions and workshops with Stanford PACS (Centre on Philanthropy and Civil Society) with a session entitled Civil Society in an Age of Digital Democracy. Lucy Bernholz partly deconstructed the title of the session … Continue reading

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