Category Archives: grantmaking

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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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. Act of Women Giving  Membership: $250, $500 or $1,000 – supporting advancing opportunities for women & girls through education or … 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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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 – a collective giving conversation


As you know, my focus recently has been on giving circles and collective giving. So I was very happy to attend the Generosity Forum: Conversations in Changing Philanthropy this week to hear Tom Hull from the Funding Network, Gillian Hund … Continue reading

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Giving circles gain momentum


Collective giving through giving circles has been growing in Australia over the last four years. Since James Boyd introduced the Impact100 model to Western Australia in 2012, four more Impact100 groups have sprung up in Australia – Impact100 Melbourne (disclosure … Continue reading

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What the US gives US


U.S. Foundation Funding for Australia looks at grants of at least $10,000 from 1000 US foundations which direct their money to Australia or elsewhere in relation to Australia or Australia/US relations from 2011 – 2013. Continue reading

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