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Tag : Australian Communities Foundation

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. It’s often said that philanthropic practice in the US is years ahead


Giving Philanthropy Back to the People

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 11th March 2019 -  Maree Sidey is the CEO of the Australian Communities Foundation, an organisation connecting donors to causes that matter, and working to make philanthropy more democratic by creating

Australian Communities Foundation Divests $90 Million From Fossil Fuels

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th September 2018 -  A leading Australian foundation is entirely divesting its $90 million corpus investment portfolio from fossil fuels to focus on environmentally sustainable investments. Australian

$1M Collective Impact Initiative – The Search

Staff Reporter, Monday, 30th June 2014 -  A group of Australian funders and partners have launched a national $1 million initiative in a bid to work differently to tackle some of Australia’s biggest social problems.…

Law Firm’s Charity Giveaway

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd January 2014 -  Not for Profit groups and community organisations can apply for a one-off grant as law firm Slater & Gordon gives away $30,000 in February. The law firm says the funds will be given…

UK Experience Comes to ACF

Staff Reporter, Monday, 9th December 2013 -  Australian Communities Foundation has secured a new program manager fresh from a position at an innovative trust in the UK to take on its role as Community and Donor Manager. Australia

Community Foundation Embraces Savvy Giving

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th November 2013 -  The funds under management of one of Australia’s oldest and largest community foundations, the Australian Communities Foundation, has grown by more than 16 per cent to $45…


Conflicts, Complements and Confluences of Interest

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th October 2013 -  Conflict of interest is a topical area of challenge for donors and grantmakers along with the thorny issue of the Management Expense Ratio (MER) – the percentage of funds that

New Melbourne Giving Circle – Impact100Melbourne

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd October 2013 -  A new collaborative giving circle has been set up in Melbourne with the aim of bringing 100 diverse donors together to make a significant community impact through local Not for Profits.…

Australian Communities Foundation Names New Chief

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th September 2013 -  Melbourne-based Not for Profit leader Jonathan Chapman will replace UK import Clare Brooks as CEO of the Australian Communities Foundation – one of the oldest and largest…

Indigenous Fellowship for Emerging Leaders

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th June 2013 -  Emerging Indigenous Leaders in Victoria are encouraged to apply for the Australian Communities Foundation’s fellowship. Two leaders will be chosen as part of the leadership…

Transformative Philanthropy Not For ‘Rockstars’

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 7th May 2013 -  While becoming a social entrepreneur may be the ‘cool thing to do,’ having a ‘rockstar’ mentality is not the right mindset when solving social problems,…
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