Dunlea Centre
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

Nominate Australia’s ‘Top 50 Gifts’


Tuesday, 27th November 2012 at 9:49 am
Staff Reporter
The search is on for the most significant Australian philanthropic gifts of all time - including grants, bequests and donations - as part of a project to inspire and promote philanthropy and champion success stories.

Tuesday, 27th November 2012
at 9:49 am
Staff Reporter


1 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Nominate Australia’s ‘Top 50 Gifts’
Tuesday, 27th November 2012 at 9:49 am

The search is on for the most significant Australian philanthropic gifts of all time – including grants, bequests and donations – as part of a project to inspire and promote philanthropy and champion success stories.

Philanthropy Australia, The Sidney Myer Fund, The Myer Foundation, the Myer Family Company and Pro Bono Australia have joined together to help find the top philanthropic gifts in Australia.

The organisations have set up a working group to find the ‘Top 50 Gifts’.

“By ‘Top’ we mean the most significant. We don’t necessarily mean ‘biggest’– in fact a lot may have been achieved with comparatively small gifts. A gift may be significant because of its scale, size, creativity, innovation or impact,” working group spokesperson and Head of Philanthropic Services at the Myer Family Company, Peter Winneke, said.

“The Australian philanthropic sector, although relatively small in comparison to other countries such as the United States, has provided many influential moments in Australian society. Whether by literally changing the landscape of our community or influencing public policy, philanthropy is often the silent funder of extraordinary things,” Winneke said.

“However, the lack of publicly available information on philanthropy in Australia does little to promote its impact to the Australian public. As such, we are seeking nominations for the Top philanthropic gifts in Australia’s history.

“While we understand that philanthropic achievements take many forms, such as volunteering, for example, or the provision of other resources, we are seeking nominations relating to philanthropic funding only – grants, bequests and donations, both big and small.

“As someone who works in the philanthropic, Not for Profit, community, academic, business or government sectors, we want your nomination for the most significant philanthropic gifts of all time.”

HOW WILL IT WORK?

  • A list of the Top 50 Gifts will be compiled by the Top 50 Working Group from the nominations received (January -February 2013)
  • A public vote on the Top 50 Gifts will determine the Top 10 (February to March 2013)
  • The Top 10 (as well as the Top 50) will be disseminated through a media campaign (April to May 2013)


THE NOMINATION FORM TAKES ONLY 10 MINUTES TO COMPLETE. If you complete the form by 5pm on Friday December 14, 2012 you will go into the running to win a Christmas gift of $500 to the eligible charity of your choice.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM 




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

One Comment

  • Maria Maria says:

    This is a crazy idea. What we need to do is encourage more giving across the entire population. This is a competition designed by the ” great and good” for the “great and good” Hardly inspiring to those, like myself, who give regularly in fairly significant amounts to charities I feel are making a real difference, chipping steadily away at the hardships experienced by the disadvantaged. Nothng Sexy, just solid hard positive graft. This project REALLY ANNOYS me and switches me off

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Research Highlights Untapped Potential Of Diaspora Philanthropy

Maggie Coggan

Tuesday, 21st August 2018 at 4:18 pm

Why Untied Funds are the ‘Most Precious Kind of Philanthropy’

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th August 2018 at 3:58 pm

Why Investing in an Awards Event Brings Results

Paul Carter

Wednesday, 25th July 2018 at 1:59 pm

Five Ways to Sharpen Your Storytelling

Nicole Richards

Thursday, 12th July 2018 at 3:50 pm

POPULAR

Vinnies CEO Resigns to ‘Fight Inequality Within Parliament’

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 21st August 2018 at 8:31 am

Coordinated Care at Risk Under Marketisation of the NDIS

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th August 2018 at 8:20 am

New NDIS Quarterly Report Revives Call to Lift NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael

Thursday, 16th August 2018 at 8:44 am

Social Impact Investment to Break the Cycle of Homelessness

Maggie Coggan

Friday, 17th August 2018 at 5:06 pm

Dunlea Centre
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!