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Ramaciotti Foundation Medal Announced

Staff Reporter, Monday, 23rd November 2009 -  Breakthrough malaria researcher Professor Geoff McFadden wins Ramaciotti Medal

Workplace Giving Unlocking Community Funds

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th November 2009 -  Over 75 percent of people who join workplace giving programs increase the total amount they donate to charity, and nearly 30% are thinking about further increasing the amount they give, according to a study of over 4,500 employees released by the Au

Productivity Commission Response – A Model of National Fundraising Regulation Needed

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th November 2009 -  Queensland fundraising expert Dr Ted Flack says the Productivity Commission's recommended strategy of 'harmonisation' of the existing state fundraising regulations will not be achieved by harmonisation alone, rather by the development of a model of n

PM Uses BSL Sambell Oration to Announce New Partnership Funding

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th November 2009 -  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has used the recent 2009 Brotherhood of St Laurence Sambell Oration to announce $33 million funding in support of two innovative Not for Profit and corporate partnership schemes.

Kidney Health Australia Looks to Phone Users and Tax Breaks for Donations

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th November 2009 -  Phone users in Australia will be able to get a tax break on their phone bills whilst helping to fight kidney disease, as part of a new initiative launched by Kidney Health Australia.

Philanthropy Australia Launches PAF Handbook

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th November 2009 -  With the commencement of the new regulatory regime governing Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs), formerly Prescribed Private Funds (PPFs) effective 1 October 2009, Philanthropy Australia has created a booklet which will serve as a handbook for all PAFs.

NSW Leads States in Arts Sponsorships and Donations

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th October 2009 -  New South Wales leads Australia in business sponsorships of the arts and donations to the arts, according to the second annual Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Survey of Private Sector Support for the Arts.

Effective Grants Management Conference 2009 – Advertorial

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  Seeking, administering and managing grants is not what it used to be. Whether you're a grant maker or grant seeker, today's economic climate and regulatory reforms have shifted both expectations and requirements. Issues such as service delivery, the

Diabetes Australia Strengthens Its Fundraising Procedures after “Ferguson” Incident

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  Diabetes Australia says it will review its fundraising procedures after it was revealed in NSW that a convicted paedophile, Dennis Ferguson was found selling its Buzz Day fundraising merchandise for the charity.

UK Manifesto for Community Philanthropists Launched

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th September 2009 -  The Community Foundation Network (CFN) in the UK has produced what it describes as the first ever Manifesto for Community Philanthropists - a package of measures to promote grassroots giving including the promotion of philanthropy in schools.
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