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Crowdfunding


I attended a talk on crowdfunding at Hub Melbourne, presented by the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) featuring The Awesome Foundation, Pozible and Start Some Good. Sounds like something where a crowd funds your project? Almost but not quite. … Continue reading

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Australia Cultural Fund – AbaF’s ACF


Disclaimer: The Australia Business Art Foundation’s Australia Cultural Fund (ACF) is a program I managed for two years and really enjoyed being involved with. The ACF is a way for artists, musicians, dancers, theatre practitioners and filmmakers to raise money … Continue reading

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Artsupport Australia


This post was updated in July 2018 (originally written in 2011). Artsupport Australia was a unit of the Australia Council from 2002 to around 2014. Its role was to assist in the development of philanthropy within arts organisations. For several … Continue reading

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Community Foundations


A follow on to the post about Family Foundations. Community Foundations are usually set up for the benefit of a particular community, generally based on geography – for example the Melbourne Community Foundation, the Sydney Community Foundation, the Queensland Community … Continue reading

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Ian Potter Foundation job opportunity


The Ian Potter Foundation is advertising for a program officer. (See the position description in full on their home page). It is very much an administration role administering the grant-making process for the travel and conference program areas, assisting program … Continue reading

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Family Foundations


Welcome to the new year. Family foundations are a good source of support for the arts in Australia. When I refer to family foundations I mean to differentiate them from community foundations and prescribed ancillary funds. I am specifically writing … 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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Stop philosophising – just show us the money!


This post is a response to a comment I have received through facebook which said: “it seemed to me, i might be wrong, that your page may be geared to institutions that fund, rather than to those seeking funding.” Thanks … 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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