Myles McGregor-Lowndes


Giving Australia 2016: Giving and volunteering: the nonprofit perspective

This report in the Giving Australia 2016 study explores how Australia’s Nonprofit organisations engage the community, business and philanthropic foundations. The report provides a snapshot useful to NPOs and sector funders for benchmarking and strategy. It also creates a new baseline for future research and...

Giving Australia 2016: individual giving and volunteering

This is the third of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016, which provides insights on volunteering, including trends, innovations and challenges for those who are giving their time and money to a diverse number of causes.
Working paper

An examination of tax-deductible donations made by individual Australian taxpayers in 2014–15

Australians are a generous bunch – with around 14.9 million adults (80.8%) donating $11.2 billion to charities and non-profit organisations (NPOs) over twelve months in 2015–16.

Funding models: a realistic road ahead

This article looks at funding arrangements with government agencies, that are constant and complex concerns for the community sector. Myles McGregor-Lowndes and Amanda McBratney show in this three page article how the Productivity Commmission has found some early answers that should not go on the...

Every player wins a prize? Family provision applications and bequests to charity

In recent years challenges to charitable bequests by testator's family members have become more common in Australia. Courts are vigorous in upholding proper family provision as against charitable bequests, portraying this provision as based on moral obligation. The Every Player Wins a Prize Project deals...