Category Archives: engaged philanthropy

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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Funding advocacy


A quick shout out about Philanthropy Australia’s recent publication – The Power of Advocacy: Making the Case for Philanthropic Support for Advocacy. Published in February, this handy guide reiterates the case for philanthropic organisations’ ability to be active in the … 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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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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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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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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Pivotal People Pivotal Journeys – a study on CEOS and fundraising


A research team at ACPNS, Dr Wendy Scaife, Marie Crittal and Katie McDonald has released a new working paper, Pivotal People Pivotal Journeys.  This follows on from Who’s Asking for What? released in 2013 which explored the role played by CEOs … Continue reading

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