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Help available for NFPs struggling through COVID-19

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  With coronavirus having a devastating impact on the not-for-profit sector, we take a look at some recently launched funds that could help organisations get through the crisis 

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Bushfire crisis brings out the best in Australians

Luke Michael, Friday, 10th January 2020 -  The global outpouring of generosity during Australia’s bushfire crisis has been amplified by the rise in self-generated fundraising campaigns         The hyper-connectivity of the internet

Divestment advocates hit back at Bill Gates criticism

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th September 2019 -  Bill Gates has declared that getting rid of fossil fuel stocks is a waste of time, but a leading Australian foundation believes the philanthropist is overlooking the divestment movement’s

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

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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…

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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.…
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