Category Archives: corporate social responsibility

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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A Century of Community Foundations: Evolution and Adaptation – Mark Sidel


The Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy hosted the 2015 Commencement Lecture with guest speaker Professor Mark Sidel, the Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and consultant for China and Vietnam at the International Center for … Continue reading

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Rebecca Riccio – Learning by Giving and MOOCS


  The Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Swinburne presented the annual Heloise Waislitz Oration with Rebecca Riccio, the founding Director of the Social Impact Lab at Northeastern University in Boston. Rebecca has developed the world’s first MOOC … Continue reading

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Philanthropy and art: why Australia’s wealthy don’t invest in culture


Check out this opinion piece from Raven by John McDonald art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald and film critic for the Australian Financial review.

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Philanthropy, Old, New and Enduring


Last week I attended a forum entitled Philanthropy, Old, New and Enduring presented by Swinburne University’s Asia Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy in conjunction with O’Keefe and Partners.  Julie Johnson, Managing Director at O’Keefe Partners, presented on giving trends research … Continue reading

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The Power of We


It’s Blog Action Day and this year’s theme is The Power of We so I thought I would just do a very brief post here to talk about the Rotary Community Service Awards which were handed out last night. I … Continue reading

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Community Foundations Forum 2012 – Allan English and BHAGs


At the Community Foundations Forum held in Mackay last week I missed the first speaker, Allan English, Queensland’s Community Philanthropist for 2012 due to travel issues.  However, Allan repeated much of his talk at a business breakfast the next day … Continue reading

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Time for traction……a call for action – guest post by Frank Spranger


The call was made a little while back by Dick Smith in a fairly direct way that there are very few business people down south dedicating some or most of their wealth to others who need it. You can find … Continue reading

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Family Foundations


Welcome to the new year. Family foundations are a good source of support for the arts in Australia. When I refer to family foundations I mean to differentiate them from community foundations and prescribed ancillary funds. I am specifically writing … Continue reading

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