Category Archives: donate

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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Have we travelled far?


I have just been reading Contemporary Art + Philanthropy, Public Spaces/Private Funding: Foundations for Contemporary Art  as I revisit the nexus (is there one?) between philanthropy, tax policy and arts policy. This monograph was created to record a forum held … Continue reading

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Women & Philanthropy


 There is a buzz happening around women and philanthropy.  Whether someone’s capacity to donate is $100 or $1,000,000, there are opportunities to contribute individually or collectively to support charitable causes and organisations focussed on women and girls. The Victorian Women’s … Continue reading

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American Vertigo: Philanthropy & Democracy in Uncertain Times


Mae Hong, from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers (whom she calls the “poor cousins of the Rockefeller Foundation”) was in Australia for a second tour with Australian Executor Trustees (who brought her out last year). She gave talks in Melbourne and Sydney … Continue reading

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A bit more on collective giving


Just in case you missed it, the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership commissioned Creative Partnerships Australia to write a report on collective giving. I am thinking that this is more because James Boyd, the report’s co-author, is an expert in … Continue reading

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Philanthropy & Democratic Societies


Perpetual Ltd presented a session on Philanthropy and Democratic Societies at the State Library of Victoria with a panel comprised of Krystian Seibert from Philanthropy Australia, Lucy Bernholz, philanthropy and data expert, Bill Birnbauer, investigative journalist and Rob Reich, Faculty … Continue reading

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DGR Reform


The Treasury Department has called for submissions commenting on a new discussion paper around Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) reform.  Read the paper here. Submissions are due by 4 August – as per the website – the discussion paper had 14 … Continue reading

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11 local giving circles – find one near you


There has been phenomenal growth in giving circles in Australia recently, so here’s a handy list to help keep track. Capital Giving (previously ACT of Women Giving)  Membership: $250, $500 or $1,000 – supporting advancing opportunities for women & girls … Continue reading

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Giving Australia 2016


The Giving Australia 2016 reports, commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, and researched and developed by QUT, Swinburne and the Centre for Social Impact, has now been completed. Bite size portions are now available together with fact sheets, … Continue reading

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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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