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Trusts and foundations

2020 showed us philanthropy can be more: More effective. More responsive. More innovative.

Jodi Kennedy, Tuesday, 22nd December 2020 -  It was our ability to change our traditional way of granting to be more responsive, flexible and ultimately supportive of what the sector needed, that was our proudest achievement this year, writes Jodi Kennedy, from Equity Trustees.

Myer Foundation soars towards ethical investment portfolio transformation

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  The philanthropic giant is aiming for 100 per cent of its portfolio to be made up of sustainable investments by 2022 

Analysis

Our investments should not drive the problems we ask grantees to solve

Ellen Dorsey, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Many foundations have realised that they do not need to sacrifice returns to multiply impact and as a result are deploying their investments as another tool in service of their mission, write Ellen Dorsey and Dan Chu.

Opinion

You call it philanthropy, we call it ‘Devlopman Tèt Ansanm’

Marie-Rose Romain Murphy, Monday, 21st September 2020 -  Marie-Rose Romain Murphy shares lessons from the Haiti Community Foundation in the second in a global series of articles contextualising the role of foundations, philanthropists and funders in countries around the world. 

Hot Topic

Philanthropy strategies when funding family violence during COVID

Teresa Zolnierkiewicz, Monday, 31st August 2020 -  Many philanthropists recognise that family violence is an area of intense need right now, but they often have limited understanding as to how to effectively respond, writes Teresa Zolnierkiewicz, who talks to Loretta Mannix-Fell to unpack the range o

We need to talk about racism in philanthropy

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 20th August 2020 -  Structural racism is not a new issue in Australian philanthropy. But it’s not an issue that people like to openly talk about. Now, some want that to change.  

Opinion

If data is 21st century oil, could foundations be the right owners?

Contributor, Monday, 17th August 2020 -  Foundation ownership in the data sector may sound like a wild idea at first. Yet foundations and their predecessors have played the role of purpose-driven owners of critical assets and infrastructures throughout history, writes Felix Oldenburg.

Has COVID-19 accelerated funding collaboration?

Contributor, Tuesday, 9th June 2020 -  Read how a collaboration between three foundations and Community Resources, means the national not-for-profit organisation will be able to sustain jobs throughout 2020, and plan for growth into 2021. 

Why DGR reform could boost collaboration in the philanthropic sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  Sector leaders say Australia can learn from how community foundations operate overseas  

Philanthropists given incentive to dig deep for struggling charities

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th May 2020 -  Sector leaders say charities will struggle to stay afloat without increased philanthropic support
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