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Australian Philanthropy Awards 2018 Recipients

Building Authentic Relationships with Liz Gillies

Join Menzies Foundation CEO Liz Gillies, and a panel of local Funders and For Purpose organisations to take a deep dive into the relationship between philanthropists and fund-seekers. More here>

2019 Philanthropic Learning Program

An extensive range of philanthropic learning programs to improve effectiveness and impact for funders, individual philanthropists and their families, fund seekers, NFP's and professional financial advisers. Find the full program here>.

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Mar. 13, 2019 Big steps forward: Coles and the RSL exit the gambling industry

Advocates for reform of Australia’s gambling industry have seen some big steps forward in recent weeks as Coles joined the majority of AFL clubs and exited the poker machine industry, while RSL sub-branches made moves to follow suit. Read more…

Mar. 12, 2019 IWD: Lessons for Philanthropy from one of Australia’s longest serving female members of Parliament

On the eve of International Women’s Day more than 40 philanthropists, funders and not for profits were hosted at Melbourne’s Community of Philanthropy. Read more…

Feb. 26, 2019 The Liffman Provocations: What would da Vinci do?

The last two of my posts have sought to explore both sides of the heart vs head challenge in giving, firstly by arguing for the power of the very objective, analytic approach taken by the effective altruism movement, and second, by acknowledging the difficulty this poses for many of us and considering the merits of a somewhat different approach. Read more…

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