Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD

Philanthropy Gets Behind Connecting Aboriginal Children With Extended Families

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 19th July 2017 -  Leading Victorian childcare agencies have secured philanthropic support to complete a pilot program designed to connect Aboriginal children in out-of-home care with siblings and extended families.

Craigslist Founder Makes $1M Grant to ProPublica News

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 2nd March 2017 -  The Craig Newmark Foundation, set up by the founder of the online community networking site craigslist, has made a US$1 million (A$1.3 million) grant to ProPublica, an independent, not-for-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the

$5M Potter Foundation Donation for Vocational Education and Training

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  A $5 million donation from The Ian Potter Foundation will help fund a new state-of-the-art skills development hub at Victoria University’s Sunshine campus to tackle job shortages in Melbourne’s West.

Study Predicts Strong Growth in US Charitable Giving

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 1st February 2017 -  In the new Trump presidency era, charitable giving in the US is predicted to grow by 3.6 per cent in 2017 and by an additional 3.8 per cent in 2018, according to a new report by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Working for the ‘Evolution’ of Australian Philanthropy

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 19th January 2017 -  The country’s peak body for donors, Philanthropy Australia, is embarking on a strategic plan which includes a bold new business model around membership and changes to its legal structure while still retaining its core policy and advocacy work. Lina

Top Philanthropic Gifts of 2016

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd December 2016 -  Australia’s biggest philanthropists have favoured universities in 2016, donating record-breaking amounts towards all aspects of tertiary education and university life.

Potter Foundation $4M Gift to Melbourne Music

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 13th December 2016 -  The Ian Potter Foundation has donated $4 million to the development of University of Melbourne’s new home for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) at its Southbank campus.

Westpac Foundation Awards $1.5m to Social Enterprises

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 13th December 2016 -  Five not-for-profit social enterprises have been awarded up to $300,000 each over three years, through Westpac Foundation’s new social scale-up grants.

Opinion

Donor-Centric Charities – It’s Time to Rethink Our Messaging

Shuie Gestetner, Thursday, 1st December 2016 -  Not-for-profit organisations need to radically change the way they think about their story and how they tell it, writes fundraising specialist Shuie Gestetner.

What Motivates Australian Philanthropists?

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 1st December 2016 -  In 2016 Australian philanthropists are keen to make a difference, promote an ongoing culture of giving but also want a much bigger say in the outcomes of their giving, according to the largest ever national research effort into philanthropic behaviou
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