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New fund offers long-term support for rural communities after a disaster

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 11th September 2019 -  Australian rural communities are suffering from an increasing number of climate-related disasters. But with financial support often only available in the immediate aftermath of an event, a new dedicated fund is looking to aid communities in their lon

Opinion

Amazon fires expose the weakness of government and the power of philanthropy

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 29th August 2019 -  World leaders are caught in a spat over money while philanthropy is starting to flow, showing how philanthropy can be nimble and responsive where government has failed and why being “undemocratic” is actually what we need more of in a democracy,

Macquarie reveals winners of $50 million philanthropic prize

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th August 2019 -  A project looking to eliminate a debilitating skin disease affecting 200 million people globally is among the winners of a $50 million philanthropic award.

What a millennial donor wants

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  With millennials now representing a quarter of the global population, a new report is warning NFPs and philanthropy groups to pay attention to the different ways the demographic is interacting with causes and bringing about social change. 

My Story – Maria da Graca Guerreiro

Contributor, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  Rita Mu speaks with Maria da Graca Guerreiro about why she chose to leave money to ChildFund in her will and how she is hoping her own decision will inspire others to do the same.

Opinion

Philanthropy and democracy – An Australian perspective

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 25th July 2019 -  Despite the power of philanthropy coming under criticism in recent times, Krystian Seibert argues that in fact, philanthropy plays an increasingly vital role supporting our democracy.

Analysis

How accountable are Public Ancillary Funds?

Alexandra Williamson, Thursday, 4th July 2019 -  Dr Alexandra Williamson shares some of the key findings from her QUT PhD thesis exploring perceptions and practices of accountability of Public Ancillary Funds. 

Record donation to make mental health headway

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 -  An institute to detect and treat severe mental health conditions like schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder faster and earlier has launched, thanks to the largest philanthropic gift to mental health Australia has ever seen. 

Opinion

Getting philanthropy to ‘yoga status’

Louise Kuramoto, Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 -  Louise Kuramoto shares five lessons the Australian Communities Foundation learned from a recent trip to the US.

Oxford University receives £150 million gift to help share humanities with the world

Luke Michael, Friday, 21st June 2019 -  A US philanthropist has made the largest single donation to Oxford University “since the Renaissance”, as part of a plan to transform the way the institution teaches and researches humanities.
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