Need to know: Media morsels from near and far

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Healthy approaches to reporting on outcomes


Col Duthie and Genevieve Timmons share insights gleaned from a frank roundtable discussion between ‘givers’ and ‘doers’ which highlighted the importance of open exchange, shared understanding of outcomes and the importance of trust and personal connection between grant makers and grant seekers.

New CEO for SEFA


Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA) announces international banking and finance leader Alastair McGibbon will replace outgoing CEO Ben Gales.

Ten of the best

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Social enterprise, hacking philanthropy, collective giving, mass intergenerational wealth transfer and inspiring leadership—here are 2016’s most read stories.

Beating the 'Bah humbug!' this Christmas


Ten gems from Fiona Higgins that will reconnect you with the spirit of the season. The best bit? You don’t need millions for this kind of giving—it’s about generosity of spirit, and it’s a great way to get your kids involved, too.

New accelerator program for emerging philanthropists


Are you an emerging philanthropist committed to learning and sharing best practices? Do you have the will and creativity to be a philanthropic innovator? Philanthropy Australia’s Emerging Philanthropist Accelerator Program could be just what you’re looking for.

2016 Social Enterprise Award winners


Eight of Australia’s most innovative and inspiring social enterprises have taken out the honours at this year’s Social Enterprise Awards.

Philanthropy and human rights


Catherine Brown from Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation says protecting human rights and freedoms is the business of philanthropy.


The antidote to negativity

The Funding Network’s Lisa Cotton explains how a live collective giving event became a powerful antidote on the night that the US election result was announced.


Making Australia great again

Maree Sidey from Australian Communities Foundation says recent events in the US underscore the importance of philanthropy as an expression of democracy in action.

Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal to 90 community groups

    More than $360,000 in total

  • Australia Council for the Arts to 184 arts projects

    $5.8 million total

  • Bankwest Foundation to Teach Learn Grow, Silver Chain Group, UWA Student Guild, SolarisCare Foundation, CLAN WA, Therapy Focus, Constable Care, Edmund Rice Centre WA, Ronald McDonald House Perth and Perth Children's Hospital Foundation.

    $100,000 total

  • Ian Potter Foundation to Lizard Island Research Foundation


  • Ian Potter Foundation to University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Science


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