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Nonprofit sector leading the nation on innovation


Around 95% of NFP organisations are actively pursuing innovation or improvement strategies, with the sector also leading the adoption of several cutting-edge technologies, Andrew Sadauskas reports.

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philanthropy news

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Asian Australian Foundation

In her own voice

Asian Australian Foundation and The Gathering Circle founder Cheri Ong on crashing stereotypes and changing mindsets to create a more empowered and giving community.

International Women's Day

Inspirational women and their big ideas

Having supported hundreds of women over the past 10 years, on International Women's Day philanthropy advisor Julia Keady reflects on one incredible woman whose love of humanity is having a ripple effect beyond her wildest dreams.


Risky business Premium

One of the advantages that philanthropy conveys in a democratic society is its ability to able to absorb higher levels of risk. But are philanthropists stepping up and fulfilling this necessary function?

Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • The Funding Network to Mama Lana’s Community Foundation


  • The Funding Network to Zara’s House Refugee Women’s Centre


  • The Funding Network to The Sanctuary Women and Children’s Refuge


  • Hand Heart Pocket to Hear and Say


  • Andrew and Paula Liveris to University of Queensland

    $13.5 milion

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