Category Archives: Innovation & Inspiration

meetmagic: Philanthropy in a Handshake

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The brainchild of former sales executive, Carl Gough, meetmagic appears to be the world’s first business-to-business software platform designed to make a positive social impact by connecting corporate decision makers with the technology startup and innovation market.

Good On You: Powered by purpose and radical transparency for shoppers

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“In the for-profit start up world, people warn you not to fall in love with your innovative product until you’re sure that someone wants to pay for it,” says Good On You co-founder, Gordon Renouf. “In social enterprise, there’s the additional risk of falling in love with your solution to a social problem before working out if there’s some way to make it financially viable.”

Innovate for impact: Philanthropy NZ Summit 2017

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Philanthropy New Zealand’s 2017 Summit took a deep dive into two of philanthropy’s hottest topics: innovation and impact. Among the highlights were Allan and Rachel English who shared their generational perspectives and Mark Randazzo from Engaged Donors for Global Equity.

Volunteering, your way with Vollie

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May 8-14 is National Volunteer Week— the annual celebration of Australia’s six million volunteers. Social enterprise and online volunteer marketplace, Vollie, is determined to see that figure grow.

Dollars & Sense: New social enterprise book project

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Noted philanthropist and impact investor, Geoff Harris, is backing a new book project to promote the social enterprise in Australia, while aiming to put something back into the social enterprise sector with grants funded from the book’s innovative sponsorship model.

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Newman’s Own Foundation to CanTeen

    $130,000

  • John Richard Kuhlmann Foundation to South West Sydney Local Health District

    $450,000

  • CAGES Foundation to various organisations working to improve the opportunities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

    $1.2 million

  • Gail Kelly to UNSW

    $1,000,000

  • Lyone Foundation to Feel the Magic Foundation, Soldier On, The Gold Foundation

    $57,000

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