30 Aug 2016
Latest: Why measuring impact is good for business; Equity Trustees awards first grant under new $10m program; Michael Traill’s new book; Doing good by doing well; How family businesses can become impact investors; Zuckerberg sells $95M in Facebook shares for philanthropy.
26 Aug 2016
Luke Terry from Toowoomba Clubhouse was recognised as the inaugural Social Enterprise Champion in 2015. A year and a half on, Luke says the award changed his life, starting conversations and opening new doors to drive his aspirations to grow social enterprise in Toowoomba further.
22 Aug 2016
Equity Trustees has announced $10 million will be channelled towards empowering change in five key granting areas.
18 Aug 2016
The University receives what is thought to be among the biggest ever philanthropic gifts to the arts in Queensland.
4 Aug 2016
With Australians spending $19 billion a year on online shopping, two new social enterprises have found a way to put a small percentage of that money into the hands of nonprofit groups.
4 Aug 2016
Dr Noel Chambers from The National Foundation for Medical Research outlines the key questions that help philanthropic funders make an impact in medical research.
4 Aug 2016
As the second-leading cause of death in Australia, dementia has an increasing impact on society and those who care for some of our most vulnerable. For State Trustees, funding dementia care research is pivotal to discovering better health outcomes.
3 Aug 2016
With a little help from philanthropy, the Children’s Protection Society is undertaking ground breaking research that has the potential to change the life trajectories and outcomes for vulnerable children in Australia.
3 Aug 2016
Launching the new Fleur Spitzer Sub-Fund, Mary Crooks from the Victorian Women’s Trust described philanthropist Fleur Spitzer thus: “Instead of philanthropy with a predilection for conservative, safe and risk averse grantmaking, Fleur is a proud feminist, family woman, feisty and generous donor”.
2 Aug 2016
The recent Melbourne Women’s Fund Awards night showcased not only the growing appeal (and impact) of giving circles, but also the unmissable camaraderie and powerful sense of connection too.
CEO, Catherine Brown, talks about the importance of research and evaluation, and how the Foundation uses it to scope, shape and inform its grant making and more.
The global head of the Foundation, Lisa George, talks about the importance of backing social innovation, the challenges of measuring impact, and the power of philanthropy as a catalyst for good ideas.
The Ian Potter Foundation’s Dr Squirrel Main lends her expertise to the topic that’s top of mind in philanthropy today: impact measurement.
These words are often uttered adamantly at trustee meetings, but what do they really mean? Fiona Higgins from Australian Philanthropic Services decodes the debate and takes an incisive look at why some of the greatest philanthropic impact flows from unrestricted funding.
Janine Kirk, CEO of The Prince’s Charities Australia, is responsible for developing and delivering projects that align with the many and varied charitable interests of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in Australia. Here she shares her insights on what it takes to keep pace with The Prince’s appetite for social innovation.
Australia’s only national event celebrating and recognising excellence and best practice in social enterprise is open for applications.