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Lost conversations in philanthropy

Who’s ready to talk about failure in philanthropy? Fiona Higgins is. Here she ponders three reasons why we fail to talk about failure and gives an account of one of her own philanthropy fails.

Scaling for transformative impact

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results.” – Robin Sharma

Mae Hong on ‘performance enhancing philanthropy’


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.

Philanthropic boards: Some inconvenient truths


“It’s all too easy for the work of a foundation to be characterised by years of ‘good enough’ decisions because no one is ever going to hold trustees accountable for the social impact they failed to achieve.” Fiona Higgins on why boards need to give voices of lived experience a seat at the table.

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Greater Charitable Foundation to The University of Newcastle, Cancer Council NSW, Tantrum Youth Arts, CanTeen, Clontarf Foundation and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

    $1.1 million

  • Navitas to Classroom of Hope


  • Wheelton Philanthropy to Good to Give


  • Wheelton Philanthropy to Big Brother Big Sister


  • Tata Consultancy Services to 12 not-for-profits

    $1 million

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