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Retirees Go Back to Nature With Their Savings

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  While many retired Australians show their appreciation for the bush by travelling through it in a caravan, Terry and Caroline Bellair decided to take a different path, gifting $1 million to a charity to help conserve it.

Around the World

NFPs Rethink Opioid Flushed Gifts

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 25th February 2019 -  A growing list of universities, museums and not for profits around the world are reviewing their philanthropic relationship with members of the Sackler family over their role in marketing the controversial pain-pill, OxyContin.

Concerns Over Wait Time For Home Care Packages

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 -  Aged-care groups have spoken out against the federal government’s home care funding boost, saying more needs to be done to address the long periods people are waiting for home care services.

US Philanthropy Leader Warns Against Spending On ‘Fad’ Issues

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th September 2018 -  An international philanthropy leader is warning Australia not to follow in America’s footsteps by letting wealth lead to careless philanthropic spending.  

Research Highlights Untapped Potential Of Diaspora Philanthropy

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  Charities need to form stronger and “better relationships” with multicultural diaspora groups, in order to unlock their philanthropic potential, a sector leader believes.

A Lighter Note

Meet The Aussie With a Golden Arm

Estelle Stathoulis, Saturday, 19th May 2018 -  The pioneer behind a vaccine program which has saved more than 2.4 million unborn babies made his 1,173rd and final plasma donation last Friday.

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.
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