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DGR Reform


The Treasury Department has called for submissions commenting on a new discussion paper around Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) reform.  Read the paper here. Submissions are due by 4 August – as per the website – the discussion paper had 14 … 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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Workplace Giving


Workplace giving – when people agree to support a not for profit through a deduction from their payroll (usually regularly and ongoing) – or as the ATO says “allowing employees to make regular donations to eligible charities through a payroll … Continue reading

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What I learned about PAFs at the Community Foundations Forum Pt 1


Not so long ago I wrote about the new draft guidelines and legislation for Public Ancillary Funds. The new regime will come into effect on 1 January, but there will be a three year period for Public Ancillary Funds to … Continue reading

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Federal Budget 2011


Of interest to all of us in the not for profit and philanthropy sector is the announcement in the federal budget of the establishment of the “Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission” (ACNC) to regulate the sector. It is intended that … 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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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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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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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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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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