Guide to Giving

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.


Philanthropists and Advocates Receive Top 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Lina Caneva, Monday, 12th June 2017 -  A number of established philanthropists, not-for-profit sector advocates and sector advisers have received top honours in the 2017 Queen’s birthday awards.

Social Enterprise ‘Kickstarter’ Funding Program Opens

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 7th June 2017 -  A business planning competition and small grants program called Kickstarter, funded by the Macquarie Group Foundation for early stage social ventures and run by not-for-profit organisation SEFA Partnerships, is open for applications.

Donation to Create Centre on Statelessness

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 7th June 2017 -  Philanthropists Peter and Ruth McMullin are to donate what has been described as “one of the most significant gifts in the history of the University of Melbourne Law School” to establish the world’s only academic centre devoted to the problem of statelessness.

Arts, Ageing and Indigenous Communities Missing Out on Workplace Giving

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 7th June 2017 -  A workplace giving industry evaluation by Good2Give has revealed that of all the causes receiving donations through their online platform this year, Indigenous communities, arts and ageing receive the least amount of support.

The Long Road to Charity Reform

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 1st June 2017 -  It’s widely accepted that a range of regulatory, institutional and funding reforms are needed to enhance the Australian charity sector’s effectiveness… this was true in 2000 when the reform process began and, frustratingly, much of it still remains the case in 2017, according to one man who has been pushing for reform for a very long time.

Homelessness Reflects Complex Life Circumstances and Poor Health – Study

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 24th May 2017 -  High levels of psychological distress, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic physical conditions, and poor social supports are common characteristics of those experiencing chronic homelessness, according to new not-for-profit research.

Social Enterprise In Australia ‘Disappointing’ and ‘Self-Obsessed’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 18th May 2017 -  The social enterprise movement in Australia has become “self-obsessed” and “internally focused”, a Melbourne forum with the controversial title of Why We’re Breaking up with Social Enterprise has heard.

Charting 25 Years of Charity Regulation – And its Impact on the Future

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 18th May 2017 -  Charity regulators around the world including Australia will have to develop and hone new regulatory tools, driven by fiscal restraints, increasing performance metrics, and new technologies to remain relevant, according to a new book.

UCA Funds Management Hosts NFP Budget Overview

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 17th May 2017 -  The second annual post-budget not-for-profit breakfast hosted by UCA Funds Management and event partners produced a combination of insightful comments and more reflective analysis on the health of Australia’s social sector, writes Penny Mulvey, Director, Communications and Media Services at UCA.

Disability Sector Warns of NDIS Staffing Turmoil

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 17th May 2017 -  The disability sector has warned that a high turnover of senior executives managing the National Disability Insurance Scheme could have serious consequences for the scheme’s viability.

Community Organisations Look to Philanthropists to Negate Harm from Funding Decline

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 17th May 2017 -  A group of 59 community leaders and organisations in the northern city of Whittlesea in Victoria is taking the task of bettering its community into its own hands.

Countdown Has Begun for Impact100 $100,000 Grant

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 16th May 2017 -  Applications for the Impact100 Melbourne high impact grant worth $100,000 will open May 30.
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