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Back to the future – philanthropy helps to feed Australians

Emma Sakellaris, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Grassroots charities rely on consistent grants through charitable foundations, structured giving and bequests – with philanthropy looking to focus on “whole society” issues, it is up to “middle Australia” to support these charities, writes

Five mistakes not to make if you want to give well

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  The team at Koda Capital share their tips on not just how to give, but how to do it properly 

Jeff Bezos pledges US$10 billion to tackle climate change

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th February 2020 -  But climate activists say Bezos needs to go beyond grand philanthropic gestures by improving his company’s environmental policies

Opinion

Increasing critiques of (big) philanthropy

Tory Martin, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  Recent critiques that philanthropy has gone awry are important and provocative appeals to hold big donors and major institutions accountable in a democratic society. Yet, some critics may run the risk of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, writ

Opinion

Donating in a humanitarian crisis: What donors should know

Jocelyn Condon, Tuesday, 4th February 2020 -  Jocelyn Condon from ACFID shines a light on what donors can expect to know about how donations are spent and why speed is not always the best indicator of money well-spent.

Opinion

On effective giving

Mike Davis, Monday, 27th January 2020 -  Mike Davis shares the key principles he applies when considering charitable causes, and stresses the importance of asking good questions.   

Pro Bono Australia launches a Guide to Giving of Bushfire Appeals

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 -  Search by category, location, tax deductible status, and registered charity status to find a cause to donate to

Opinion

Some thoughts on the bushfire crisis, charity and giving

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 21st January 2020 -  Krystian Seibert reflects on what the outpouring of generosity sparked by the bushfire crisis means for giving in Australia.

Opinion

How to donate to Australian bushfire relief: Give money, watch for scams and think long term

Krystian Seibert, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  It's worth thinking carefully about how to give, to ensure you're not wasting your contribution or inadvertently making things worse, writes Krystian Seibert.

Authorities look to stamp out bushfire donation scams

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  The government wants to make it easier for Australians to aid bushfire relief efforts
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