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Madison Downunder


As part of my professional development this year I am participating in Madison Downunder, which is presented by the Fundraising Institute of Australia in the Barossa Valley in conjunction with the Madison Institute, University of Madison, Wisconsin. It’s a four … 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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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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Donation leads to a Frank Gehry Building for UTS


A $25 million donation is contributing towards a new building by the architect Frank Gehry (who designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao) to be built for the University of Technology Sydney’s business school. Capital campaigns (for building works and redevelopment) … Continue reading

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CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference March 2011


Another conference alert for early next year. CASE is the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education – and is the peak body for higher education advancement (development and fundraising). Their next conference in our region is the Asia … Continue reading

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Cultivation and the five stages of the fundraising cycle


One of the first concepts I was introduced to recently when moving into large scale fundraising was the fundraising cycle (sometimes also called “moves management”). Whereas previously I had been talking to fund/grant seekers (who were mainly artists, musicians, dancers … Continue reading

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from Kant to Catherine Keener


The Inaugural Great Philanthropy Debate was presented in 2010 by the then Melbourne Community Foundation  (now known as Australian Communities Foundation) and the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. With a theme of ethics in philanthropy, and titled – The Giving Agenda: There’s … Continue reading

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