Tag Archives: strategic giving

Time for traction……a call for action – guest post by Frank Spranger


The call was made a little while back by Dick Smith in a fairly direct way that there are very few business people down south dedicating some or most of their wealth to others who need it. You can find … Continue reading

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Engaged Philanthropy: The Trust Company lowers the drawbridge


The Trust Company is one of Australia’s oldest trustee companies, established as we can see by its logo, in 1885. They have launched a three year fellowship in partnership with the Melbourne Business School Asia Pacific Social Leadership Centre. The … Continue reading

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Social Ventures / Social Entrepreneurs


I have been wanting to write a review of Philanthrocapitalism for a while. But on speed reading through it in the last couple of days I started to question the immediate relevance for us in Australia. Yes, there are interesting … Continue reading

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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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Philanthrocapitalism – preview


Michael Green and Matthew Bishop are the authors of Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World (sometimes called Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich can Save the World). They have been touring Australia recently, presenting to an invitation only crowd of high … Continue reading

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Major Gifts – a very recent study


Wendy Scaife, Katie McDonald and Susan Smyllie have written a new report for QUT, the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies entitled: Major Gifts – A Transformational Role Donor and Charity Perspectives on Major Giving in Australia. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Stacey’s informal philanthropy pop quiz


A philanthropy colleague of mine has started a little informal survey which she plans to do on a weekly basis to gather opinions from our philanthropy community. In her words: Last week she quizzed her colleagues about donations and the … 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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Australians’ changing attitude to philanthropy


A quick link to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald this week which talks about how donors are paying more attention to the outcomes of their support and more interested in giving strategically and in a more sustainable way, … Continue reading

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