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Australia’s mega-rich don’t give enough: report

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 29th August 2022 -  As top-end earnings rise, giving is not keeping pace, prompting questions around how to increase donations from high net worth individuals. Australia lags behind its international

Milestone birthday for transformative giving structure

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 -  Introduced in 2001, private ancillary funds have been a game changer for Australian philanthropy. When private ancillary funds (PAFs) were introduced to Australia 21 years ago,

New impact fund to help Asia-Pacific’s COVID recovery

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th November 2020 -  The fund addresses a major financing gap for small and growing businesses in the region An Australian government-backed impact investment fund is set to support thousands of vulnerable

Australian philanthropy over 20 years: A timeline

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 4th June 2020 -  A lot can happen in two decades. Here we look back through 20 years of Pro Bono News’ philanthropy coverage and share some of the sector’s key moments. For an in-depth look at how the philanthropy

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 The Morrison government is creating an incentive for philanthropic funds to

Ancillary fund landscape revealed

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 23rd January 2020 -  New data shows the number of Private Ancillary Funds is on the rise. But the number of Public Ancillary Funds is falling. We take a look at what this means for the ancillary fund landscape. 

How accountable are Public Ancillary Funds?

Alexandra Williamson, Thursday, 4th July 2019 -  Dr Alexandra Williamson shares some of the key findings from her QUT PhD thesis exploring perceptions and practices of accountability of Public Ancillary Funds.  Public Ancillary

Dear baby boomers: Australian philanthropy needs your help

Krystian Seibert, Friday, 5th April 2019 -  We have an opportunity to improve our giving culture, writes Krystian Seibert who offers a picture of what philanthropy looks like in Australia, in this article first published in

The ‘hidden gem’ of philanthropy

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 19th March 2019 -  Sub-funds are being hailed as “Australia’s best kept secret”, in light of a new snapshot providing the first data on sub-funds in Australia. Until now, there has been no data available


DGR Status for Community Foundations: A Critical Reform to Grow Philanthropy

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 18th October 2016 -  Community foundations play a critical role, but current tax laws are blocking their access to donors, writes Philanthropy Australia’s Krystian Seibert. Deductible gift recipient


Australia’s Rich Give Little – and a Culture of Secrecy Surrounds Their Philanthropy

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 18th August 2016 -  Opinion: Australia is becoming more unequal and Australia’s wealthiest people don’t seem to want to do anything about it, writes Bronwen Dalton and  Elizabeth Cham from the University

Government Urged to Make Philanthropy Investment Changes

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 28th January 2016 - 
The Australian Government has been urged to introduce a new framework that would change the way philanthropic funds are able to give away their money. A report commissioned by the
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