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How the world gives during a time of social dislocation

Emma Sakellaris, Wednesday, 8th April 2020 -  To come together to weather the immediate storm, a different approach to giving is needed, writes Emma Sakellaris, pointing to a rise in direct giving.

Opinion

Alternatives to strategic philanthropy are emerging

Teri Behrens, Thursday, 20th February 2020 -  Trust-based philanthropy and participatory grantmaking are becoming increasingly well-defined paradigms for shifting the power dynamics in relationships between funders and not-for-profit grantees – dynamics that may have been exacerbated by the st

Opinion

Increased attention to sustainable development goals

Teri Behrens, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  Philanthropic funding in support of the sustainable development goals has been shooting up every year since their adoption, and funders are increasingly collaborating to chart their investments and global progress towards the goals. Still, a projecte

Opinion

Tainted Money and Tainted Donors: A Growing Crisis?

Michael Moody, Wednesday, 12th February 2020 -  New examples of the “tainted donor” or “tainted money” problem seem to keep popping up, and some even argue that the “cleanliness” of any money gained through capitalist practices should be considered suspect. Yet, all of this puts the no

Australians going ‘above and beyond’ normal giving during bushfire crisis

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th January 2020 -  New study shows people are continuing to give to their favourite causes while also donating to the disaster relief effort  

#GivingTuesday the day for good deeds, and an antidote to greed

Contributor, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  Hundreds of charities and not for profits have joined a fast-growing movement that’s emerging as a powerful antidote to end-of-year excess.

World’s generosity revealed

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 -  Australia has been named the fourth most generous country globally, but giving rates are rapidly dropping 

Opinion

Bequest boom won’t happen by itself

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 26th September 2019 -  We can’t be complacent and assume that there will be a massive boom in charitable bequests in Australia in the coming decades, we need some concerted action to try and make it happen, writes Krystian Seibert.

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. 

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.
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