Philanthropy

NARROWER TERMS
Report

Understanding the role that philanthropy can play in supporting public interest journalism and how to enable it

This report draws on a series of interviews conducted with approximately forty stakeholders from news media organisations and philanthropy to provide insights into the motivations and mechanisms that impact philanthropic giving to public interest journalism.
Report

Philanthropic and charitable donations

Philanthropic and charitable donations, both time and money, can be valuable to both those who receive donations and those who make them. This report focuses on financial giving, presenting an overview of the Australian system and amount donated by individuals, business and philanthropists.
Report

Philanthropy: the continued journey to real impact and better practice

This report revisits the progress the Australian philanthropic sector has made against the five pillars of best practice and, through the contribution of the members of the Philanthropy Impact Pioneers Program, does a deep dive practical into the challenges of genuinely engaging and holding ourselves...
Journal article

Vulnerability and resilience in the social sector: what we learnt through COVID-19

This article discusses the capabilities of social purpose organisations which are protective in a crisis. Philanthropists, government funders and social purpose organisations need to work together to nurture these protective factors.
Report

A review of proposals to provide news organisations with access to tax deductible gifts in Australia

This paper argues that there is evidence from overseas, and particularly the United States, to suggest that a not-for-profit news sector would increase media diversity and address market failure in commercially unviable practices like investigative journalism.
Report

Social sector commissioning

This document outlines the response to conversations the Government held with the social sector so far and the next steps that will be taken towards a better system that supports better outcomes.
Evaluation

Evaluation of the Giving Circles at Work pilot

Giving circles are a form of collective giving, which generally involve donors joining together to pool their funds, then collectively deciding when and to whom the funds are to be distributed. This evaluation found that overall satisfaction with participating in the pilot was positive, and...
Report

The giving experience – overcoming the barriers to giving among the wealthy in the UK

This report is written for fundraisers from the donor perspective. It reflects their experiences and perceptions of working with fundraising organisations, identifying the reported barriers to giving and provides insight on how to overcome those barriers by understanding what makes wealthy donors tick.
Commentary

Dear baby boomers: Australian philanthropy needs your help

A picture of what philanthropy looks like in Australia, and why we have an opportunity to improve our giving culture.
Report

Asian-Australian diaspora philanthropy

The growth of Asian diaspora communities and understanding the nature of Asian-Australian giving is essential for Australia's traditional philanthropic sector to engage more closely with Asian-Australian donors to ensure common goals and visions are achieved.