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The Boundaries are Blurring Between Philanthropy and Business

Michael Moody, Thursday, 21st February 2019 -  Philanthropy is increasingly adopting business means, while business is increasingly pursuing philanthropic ends – a trend which is likely to continue and expand, writes Michael Moody, from the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, as part of

ACOSS Calls for $2 Billion Budget Boost for Community Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  Australia’s community services sector needs a $2 billion a year federal funding injection to reverse major budget cuts to programs that vulnerable people rely on, the nation’s peak welfare body says.

Opinion

Philanthropic Support as a Path to Government Funding in Politicised Times – A Case Study

Penny Dakin, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  As politics polarises, there is a growing need for apolitical funding to trial new ideas and provide independent evidence for government investments in system-changing programs. The right@home sustained nurse home visiting trial demonstrates that phi

DGR Status Opens Doors for More Investment in Women

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  The Australian Women Donors Network has been granted Deductible Gift Receipt status, 18 months after it was announced in the budget, in a move it says could increase philanthropic donations to help women and girls.

Fix Fundraising Frustrated by Senate Report

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  The coalition of peak bodies campaigning to fix state fundraising laws have welcomed the release of a Senate committee report into fundraising, but says it feels frustrated and concerned over a lack of decisive action on the issue.

Analysis

Giving in Australia: Why and How Australians Support Not For Profits

Ashley Fell, Wednesday, 13th February 2019 -  Social researcher and McCrindle head of communications, Ashley Fell, unpacks The 2019 Australian Communities Trends Report, which reveals five in six Australians give to charity.

Banking Royal Commission Prompts Calls for Greater Financial Counselling Support

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th February 2019 -  Charities are calling for increased funding for financial counselling services to prevent vulnerable people being preyed upon by “unethical bankers”, in wake of damning findings from the banking royal commission.

Robo-debt Faces Up to Landmark Court Case

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 6th February 2019 -  The social sector has thrown its support behind Victoria Legal Aid’s “landmark” challenge of the controversial automated debt recovery system, known as robo-debt.

Senate Hearing Finds Fundraising Laws Are Broken… But Can Be Fixed

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 1st February 2019 -  Key players in the campaign to fix state fundraising laws believe they have reached a tipping point in a two-decade-long battle, following the final hearing of the senate inquiry into charitable fundraising.

Philanthropic Support Grows for Higher Education in Australia

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st February 2019 -  A leading philanthropy expert believes philanthropic support for universities will continue to grow, after the University of Sydney raised $1 billion through the "largest philanthropic campaign in Australian history”.
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