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Cross-sector partnerships ‘make room’ for everyone

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 2nd May 2022 -  “It's really just a question of finding a common purpose and common project like this one and then joining forces”


Community foundations granted access to DGR

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  “This is a historic reform that changes the dynamic for community foundations.”

Philanthropic giant suspends university funding over lack of diversity in award recipients

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th March 2022 -  “We would have preferred not to have taken this step, but now is the time for action – not just talk.”

Philanthropic groups unite for impact

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd March 2022 -  “We believe that by teaming up, we will get money out to as many people as we can, as efficiently as we can.”


New philanthropy, old digs: Why we invested in Yirranma Place

Glyn Davis AC, Wednesday, 2nd March 2022 -  Professor Glyn Davis AC, chief executive officer of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, reflects on the challenges we face coming out of COVID and why a precinct built for social purpose and philanthropy is so important right now. 

Critical gaps in Australia’s Holocaust knowledge revealed

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 27th January 2022 -  “There is a clear benefit to the social fabric of Australia by improving Holocaust knowledge” 


What have we learnt after 135 years of philanthropy?

Stacey Thomas, Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 -  The Wyatt Trust is marking 135 years of philanthropy in Australia this year. Here CEO Stacey Thomas reflects on what has and hasn’t changed in that time and outlines three key learnings.

New precinct for purpose-led organisations opens in Sydney

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 1st September 2021 -  “We see the precinct as a real hub for local people, and we’ll be encouraging local school and community groups to use the open space”

What does effective philanthropy look like?

Contributor, Tuesday, 1st June 2021 -  How a unique partnership between The Glencoe Foundation and Action on Poverty (AOP) has helped over 28,000 children with clubfoot walk for life. 


Let’s be frank. There is a power imbalance between philanthropic funders and fundees

Sean Barrett, Monday, 19th April 2021 -  Unless we find ways to address this imbalance – and funders get frank feedback on how they can improve their performance – building partnerships of equals will be difficult, writes Sean Barrett.
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