Category Archives: volunteering

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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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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Cause Report – 20 years of (r)evolution


JBWere and NAB have launched John McLeod’s “The Cause Report – 20 years of (r)evolution in the nonprofit sector” which is the first major statistical analysis of the charitable and non profit sector since 1996.  The report will be available on the … Continue reading

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The Power of We


It’s Blog Action Day and this year’s theme is The Power of We so I thought I would just do a very brief post here to talk about the Rotary Community Service Awards which were handed out last night. I … Continue reading

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Faith in Philanthropy


How time flies! I was going to write this post in late May after attending the Archbishop’s Conversation on Volunteering and Philanthropy at BMW Edge, but somehow couldn’t get all my thoughts together. The event was actually called “It is … Continue reading

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What the Victorian budget means for not for profits


Philanthropy Australia and the Office for the Community Sector invited Melbourne’s philanthropy community to hear the Treasurer, Kim Wells MP, speak about the impact of the Victorian state budget on the not for profit sector. The Treasurer was introduced by … Continue reading

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Ozphilanthropy.com’s top 13 – no make that 9 – Australian philanthropy tweeters


It is no secret to those close to me that I love twitter and have become a bit of an addict. I try to justify my presence there by saying that I get all my best information from the site … Continue reading

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Compete to work for a charity of your choice


Just thought I would throw this in as it has only a very short window for applications. The Vodaphone World of Difference competition encourages social/philanthropic entrepreneurs to make a video about why they want to support a particular not for … Continue reading

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The Dragonfly Effect – not for profit readings #2


The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change I very much enjoyed this book published late last year and subtitled ‘Quick, effective and powerful ways to use social media to drive change’ … Continue reading

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