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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 – what is it and can they help?


Artsupport Australia is a unit of the Australia Council. Its role is to assist in the development of philanthropy within arts organisations. They have an office or representation in every state, and work mainly with key arts organisations who receive … 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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