Category Archives: higher education

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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Senior International Fellows in Philanthropy


 A little quiet lately as about to embark on some professional development at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society.  They run a Senior (as in old(er)) International Fellows Program for people in … 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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new CASE training opportunity – October 2011


The CASE Asia-Pacific Institute in Educational Fundraising will be held at the The Melbourne Business School Executive Education Campus at Mt Eliza from 3 – 7 October. Registrations are now open with an early bird fee (by 30 April) of … Continue reading

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A change of key in fundraising


I am putting this post in here – which is one I wrote on my old blog before setting up ozphilanthropy.com. It records my reactions to the changed scale of fundraising I encountered on starting work in Advancement in higher … Continue reading

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University of Melbourne advancement job opportunity


The University of Melbourne is seeking a Manager, Major Gifts and Fundraising for the Faculty of Business and Economics. Here’s the job advertisement. It’s a senior position and one of the key selection criteria is experience of major donor fundraising … Continue reading

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3 pathways to professional development in philanthropy


With the start of the school year imminent, I thought it timely to have a look at the ways fundraising and philanthropy professionals can gain more skills. University postgraduate study Swinburne University offers qualifications ranging from a Graduate Certificate to … Continue reading

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The Ask by Sam Lipsyte – fiction philanthropy?


I had wanted to read The Ask: A Novel because it has been promoted as a novel about a disgruntled development officer for a university – read – fundraiser/advancement worker. It had also been described as hilariously funny – but … Continue reading

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Gift agreements


Gift agreements have been greatly perplexing me for the last little while. In the higher education advancement field it seems that “gift agreements” are the norm. These are formal documents which outline the pledge payment schedule for a large donation … Continue reading

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Executor and trustee companies, or dead people like to donate too


When people think about bequests, often it is in relation to people who leave money for a specific purpose, with a whole infrastructure around how the money is to be administered through setting up their own foundation with particular application … Continue reading

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