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Latest: New social movement incubator looks to support advocacy in Australia; Reducing risks in social impact investments; Push for play boost by Variety; Sunshine Coast multi-millionaire Catholic has Biblical approach to donating his money; Oprah also vows to donate $500,000 to the March for our Lives; Taps and toilets for all; Turnaround time: A Model of collaborative, rapid grantmaking in the Trump era; Using human-centred design to advance civic engagement in nonprofits.

What's the green economy got to do with philanthropy?

green economy

The AEGN 10th Anniversary Conference will be held on 20 March in Sydney. The title speaks to an important theme for our times: Eco-investing - Philanthropy Energising the Green Economy. Lou O'Halloran explains why they've chosen this area, and why now.

11 trends that will shape philanthropy in 2018

2018 is set to be a transformational year for philanthropy.

Leading experts at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy have outlined the key trends they expect to shape the US philanthropic sector in 2018. Here are 11 key insights from their report.

HMSTrust staff. L-R Peter Wetherall, Lin Bender, Lea-Anne Bradley, Michelle Springall, Glen Thomson, Sarah Bartak and Ryley (Chief Morale Officer)

A true testament: HMSTrust

From an original bequest or £275,000, Helen Macpherson Smith Trust has distributed $117 million since it was established in 1951. CEO Lin Bender explains how the Trust operates and what it’s achieved so far.


Rethinking philanthropy

Have you reached nirvana yet or are you stuck in inertia? Teresa Zolnierkiewicz explains the 5 Stages of Philanthropy.

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • FRRR NSW and Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) to Taster Property Inc


  • FRRR NSW and Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) to Griffith Skills Training Centre Ltd


  • William Buckland Foundation to Very Special Kids and Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)


  • Alecca McKinless to Huntingtons Queensland


  • Avon Australia and New Zealand to Breast Cancer Trials


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