What is Generosity?
Generosity is a leading source of independent news, stories and information about giving in Australia. Part philanthropy roadmap and part ‘how-to’ manual, Generosity is a thought leader and commentator on developments and emerging trends in the area of philanthropy.
Produced by Bombora Publishing, the 2014 Publishers Australia Small Publisher of the Year, Generosity is a unique digital publication that aims to celebrate Australian giving and to make philanthropy more accessible.
Hear from experts
Generosity brings together expert contributors and commentators from an extensive network of thought leaders in philanthropy. Join us to share in the experience of donors, specialist advisors, academics, nonprofit executives and innovators of giving in Australia.
Get smart about giving
Australians and their financial and legal advisors come to Generosity to simplify the challenges and questions of philanthropy. How much do you want to give? How should your gift be structured, and how can you be sure that it makes the greatest impact? Generosity helps you make informed and inspired decisions in the business of giving.
Watch the nonprofits
Looking for the right recipient for your gift? Let us do the legwork. Generosity takes you inside the dynamic work of the Australian nonprofit sector. Meet the people and organisations behind the programs and services addressing a diverse range of issues.
Join us to grow Australia’s giving culture
Generosity has been created in response to an evolving culture of giving in Australia. With this culture comes questions, debate, and creative exploration into new ways of looking at philanthropy. We welcome your contributions, enquiries, and support to build Generosity and share its mission.
Meet the team
Publisher and Executive Editor
Jeremy has had extensive experience in Australia’s philanthropy landscape having spent his entire career (20 years) working in the charity and nonprofit sector. For much of this time he was a fundraising consultant working with major donors and philanthropists in their support of a wide variety of causes. In 2004 he founded and remains the publisher of Fundraising and Philanthropy Australasia (F&P), a bi-monthly magazine for fundraising managers, marketing executives and chief executive officers at Australasian charities and nonprofit organisations.
Nicole has written for some of Australia’s leading publications and brings more than a decade’s worth of experience in nonprofits to her role as editor of Generosity. Her strategic communications and management experience spans the nonprofit, public and private sectors. She is a big believer in the power and potential of philanthropy to ignite positive social change.
Advertising Sales Manager
Tatyana draws on more than 20 years experience in media sales specialising within small to medium business to business publications, most recently within the green sector focusing on environmental issues and green solutions. Her strengths are in customer relations, communications and professionalism. On a personal note, Tatyana is a keen advocate of animal welfare and environmental causes.
A journalist with a wealth of experience across traditional and digital publishing platforms, Lise has run her own publishing business producing a national magazine for nine years, and worked on some of Australia’s best-known weekly and glossy magazines as editor, writer and sub-editor during her 20 plus years in the industry. Her background also encompasses advertising sales, marketing and public relations, and she is thoroughly enjoying learning everything there is to know about the ‘business’ of fundraising to share with readers.
Editorial Advisory Board
Samantha Meers (BA LLB M Litt FAICD)
Sam Meers is executive deputy chairman of property and investment group, the Nelson Meers Group, and co-founder and trustee of the Nelson Meers Foundation. Sam and her father, Nelson, are pioneers in Australian philanthropy having set up the first private ancillary fund in 2001 – a new kind of giving vehicle at that time. Over the past decade, Sam has also held a diverse portfolio of board appointments across the nonprofit sector. Sam’s current directorships include: deputy chairman of Creative Partnerships Australia; trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW; director of the State Library of NSW Foundation, The Climate Institute, and the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation; and a member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales. Previously, Sam practised as a corporate lawyer, subsequently holding senior management positions in the media sector.
Paul Wheelton OAM
Paul is a Melbourne-based entrepreneur and philanthropist. Born into a family of modest means, Paul went on to build a successful business career including owning Australia’s largest Budget Rent-A-Car franchise group and luxury resorts in Indonesia and Queensland. Paul now devotes 80% of his time to charity and regularly makes significant donations to a range of causes. He currently holds the following positions among others: chair – Budget Licensee Advisory Council; chair – Life Education Victoria; deputy chair – Life Education Australia; chair – Bali Children Foundation; and deputy chair – Order of Australia Assoc. Victoria. Paul acts in an advisory capacity to several other children’s charities and holds several patron positions within the sector. Paul was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2009 for services to a range of children’s charities.
Dr Wendy Scaife, BBusComn, MBusMgt, PhD, EMFIA, FPRIA
Wendy is arguably Australia’s leading academic in the field of philanthropy. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at Queensland University of Technology. Wendy has worked in, studied, undertaken research and taught philanthropy and fundraising for 25 years. Her research spans the cause and giver spectrum and her philanthropy investigations include a focus on foundations, major donors, giving to Indigenous need, and to women and girls. She contributes to various sector and government committees, chairs a small heritage organisation and serves on a disaster philanthropy grant making panel.
For over 20 years David has worked in the financial services industry, much of this time advising wealthy individuals about philanthropic opportunities. He has extensive international experience including roles in England at Merrill Lynch’s inter-generational wealth management business and at the private bank Coutts & Co. In Australia David has worked at Perpetual Private Clients where he was head of philanthropy amongst other roles, and he has helped set up numerous charitable endowment and private ancillary funds for clients looking to support charitable organisations. David was formerly executive director leading the JBWere Philanthropic Services team where he worked as a strategic advisor to individuals, families, charities and nonprofit organisations. He is a member of the Centre for Social Impact’s advisory council and the MLC Community Foundation’s advisory board.
Genevieve Timmons has been active in the Australian grantmaking sector since the 1980s and is the author of Savvy Giving: the Art and Science of Philanthropy (commissioned by the Australian Community Foundation). She is Philanthropic Executive at the Portland House Foundation, Chair of the Inner North Community Foundation and a member of the Philanthropy Australia Council.
Libby is Head of Investment & Advisory at Social Traders and specialises in social enterprise business strategy, implementation and investment. She was the original architect of Social Traders’ Crunch program, which has grown to be Australia’s pre-eminent social enterprise accelerator. Libby manages Social Traders’ consulting services and Social Investment Portfolio, the only offering to social enterprises in Australia that provides a combination of business advice and demand-led, hybrid, grant/patient loan capital. Libby has an MBA with Dean’s Honours from Melbourne Business School and undergraduate degrees in Arts (Geography) and Science (Zoology). She is also a non-executive Director of a large, Melbourne-based social enterprise.
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