Category Archives: Innovation & Inspiration

The antidote to negativity

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The Funding Network’s Lisa Cotton explains how a live collective giving event became a powerful antidote on the night that the US election result was announced.

Making Australia great again

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Maree Sidey from Australian Communities Foundation says recent events in the US underscore the importance of philanthropy as an expression of democracy in action.

Collective giving in Australia: 10 leaders share their wisdom

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When it comes to engaged philanthropy, collective giving is a force to be reckoned with. Here, in Part 1 of our collective giving special, leaders from nine of Australia’s biggest collective outfits reflect on the popularity of collective giving, challenges and lessons learned.

The future of collective giving

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In Part 2 of our collective giving special, nine collective giving leaders ponder sustainability and the future of collective giving in Australia.

Modern royal: The Prince’s Charities Australia

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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.

Clarity of purpose: Justice Connect Premium

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“Clarity is hard work—it’s much easier to be murky,” says Justice Connect CEO Fiona McLeay. On the eve of her trip to the US to take up her Stanford Australia Foundation Dyson Bequest Scholarship, she shares her insights about impact and what it takes to build successful partnerships with philanthropy.

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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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