Category Archives: How-to

The case for shared equity: Philanthropy and homelessness


Jeanette Large explains how, with the help of philanthropic funders such as Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and Perpetual, Women’s Property Initiatives is piloting innovative solutions for older women facing homelessness.

Ten ways to disrupt the funder-charity power dynamic


Fiona Higgins puts forward the case for turning talk into action when it comes to changing the power imbalance between philanthropic funders and their nonprofit partners and provides 10 tips, including: Don’t be an ‘askhole’.

Creating a movement to build a ‘ready nation’


Seri Renkin invites funders to share in the learnings from ten20 Foundation’s Funders Roadmap: Creating alignment, trust and impact in communities—a new tool which translates insights into action when investing in community change.

‘Mars and Venus’ in philanthropy


It’s time to step away from the outdated roles of ‘grantmaker’ and ‘grantseeker’ says Fiona Higgins, and instead establish relationships that put social change at their centre.

Mae Hong on ‘performance enhancing philanthropy’ Premium


One of the stars of this year’s Philanthropy Australia conference, Mae Hong from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, shares her thoughts with Ben Clark from Australian Executor Trustees on the shift from transactional to transformative funding.

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Ian Potter Foundation to Victoria University

    $5 million

  • Jack Ma Foundation to University of Newcastle

    $26.4 million

  • The Wicking Trust to The GroundSwell Project

    $390,000 over three years

  • The Wicking Trust to National Ageing Research Institute

    $3.18 million over five years

  • The Wicking Trust to University of Tasmania

    $3.72 million over five years

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