Category Archives: fundraising

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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Community Foundations Forum Day 2 2013


The second day of the Community Foundations forum took place at the beautifully tranquil Maggie Beers’ Farm, and started off with a talk from the lady herself on “why giving?”.  Along with a breakfast of baked tomatoes, great sausages and … Continue reading

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Community Foundations Forum 2013


Foundation Barossa (in South Australia) is hosting this year’s Australian Community Foundations Forum.  Presented in conjunction with Philanthropy Australia and FRRR, this annual event brings together community foundations from around the country to network, share their experiences and benefit from … Continue reading

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4 events in three weeks


It’s going to be a busy second half of August. A few events for your consideration: Next week my workday organisation, the Inner North Community Foundation, hosts Tom Dawkins, social entrepreneur and crowdfunding specialist, co-founder of Start Some Good (Dream Big, … Continue reading

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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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Community Foundations Forum: Bequests Pt 1


Bequests came up twice at the Community Foundations Forum in Mackay last week. First there was a presentation from Anna Herbert, Senior Development Officer – Bequests and Major Gifts at QUT. Anna’s presentation was very stimulating, because after she had … Continue reading

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Australia’s top 200 donors


According to Charlotte Grimshaw of Fundraising Research and Consulting, there are now 200 donors in the country who have donated more than $1,000,000 and their gifts are on the public record.  Fundraising Research and Consulting has undertaken the painstaking task … Continue reading

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Mitchell Review into Private Sector Support for the Arts


The Mitchell review of private sector support for the arts was released in October 2011 by Simon Crean, who was the then Minister for the Arts. It was most interesting for me to note a recommendation for a merger of … Continue reading

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PLuGIN – Mary Crooks at the Inner North Community Foundation


Writing this one with two hats, blogger and Executive Officer of the Inner North Community Foundation. A few weeks ago, the Inner North Community Foundation had its first PLuGIN (Philanthropy Leadership Group in the Inner North) – which had its … Continue reading

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Tim Costello on issues in fundraising


Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision, was the guest speaker at a breakfast for not for profit CEOs at JBWere and jointly presented by Dakin Mayers and the Fundraising Institute of Australia. Tim spoke on a wide range of issues … Continue reading

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