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Changes afoot at peak body?


Further to the not so recent news that AbaF and artsupport are to merge next year into one body, and that Louise Walsh of artsupport will soon be the new CEO of Philanthropy Australia, the Australian Financial Review yesterday noted … Continue reading

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Ethics in Philanthropy Debate


The second annual Ethics in Philanthropy Debate, presented by the Australian Communities Foundation in conjunction with the Melbourne Writers Festival was held this evening at BMW Edge at Federation Square in Melbourne. Hosted by Peter Mares and recorded for later … Continue reading

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Women donors and the gender lens


The Australian Women Donors’ Network not only encourages women in Australia to donate, but focusses on women and girls as a priority for “investment” by donors. The Australian Women Donors’ Network believes that women and girls are underrepresented as recipients … Continue reading

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a new not for profit regulator?


The Treasury Department is calling for submissions in response to a discussion paper on a scoping study for a new regulator for the not for profit sector in Australia. Some of the proposed functions of the regulator could include: • … 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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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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The Philanthropist by John Tesarsch


I had to read The Philanthropist by John Tesarsch simply because of the title. It is a very recent Australian piece of fiction, published by Sleepers, and set in Melbourne. The “philanthropist” of the title, is Charles Bradshaw, born into … 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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