Categories: topical issues, stories, What's New, awards, giving online, media, philanthropy australia website, events, admin, workshops, positions vacant, news, general
- Leave a Comment
This will be our last Weekly Roundup for the year. As I will be away on leave for December, please note that any events or jobs submitted for posting to our website from next Tuesday 29 November will not be attended to until early January 2012. So if you have anything you’d like included on our Positions Vacant page or Events Calendar, please submit it by 5pm Monday 28 November.
PRESSING MATTERS STORY OF THE WEEK
Balwyn man making a difference
By Bianca Carmona (Progress Leader, 21/11/11)
A Balwyn disability campaigner is among big names, including cyclist Cadel Evans and singer Paul Kelly, to be named as finalists in the state Australian of the Year awards.
Quiet achiever Bruce Bonyhady said: “To be nominated as Victorian of the Year, given the many outstanding Victorians who have preceded me, is an honour which I never expected and am stunned to receive.”
iPledg - New Australian Crowdfunding Platform Launching January
A new Australian-based online crowdfunding platform will be launching on 1 January 2012. iPledge describes itself as “Australia’s newest and most comprehensive crowdfunding platform for commercial, creative and charitable projects”.
They’re currently taking expressions of interest from project creators, potential funders and partners.
Crowdfunding - sometimes known as crowd financing - describes the collective cooperation, attendion and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organisations.1
1 Crowd funding, Wikipedia
Philanthropy Australia Office Closures Over New Year
Our Melbourne and Sydney offices will be closed over the New Year break from 4pm Wednesday 21 December, reopening at 9am Monday 9 January 2012.
Coming up for the rest of this year:
- National Conference on Volunteering (28-30 November, Gold Coast QLD)
- Gala Dinner with Abigail Disney: Behind the famous surname lies a woman helping women fight for peace (29 November, Melbourne / 1 December, Sydney)
- National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector, Canada (29-30 November, Canada)
- Donor Morning Tea & Project Briefing: Victorian Women & Mental Health Network (30 November, Melbourne)
- Philanthropy MasterClass: “BOLD, BRAVE & BREAKING NEW GROUND” with Abigail Disney (30 November, Melbourne / 2 December, Sydney)
- 4th Annual Family Office Congress (30 November - 1 December, Sydney)
- Imagineering - Humanitarian Engineering Conference (30 November - 3 December, Melbourne)
- QUT Community Collection for Grant Seekers, Fundraisers and Philanthropists Library Tutorial (1 December, Brisbane)
- Global Grantmaking Institute (1-2 December, USA)
- ACPNS Course Information and Professional Development Evening (6 December, Brisbane)
- Philanthropy Australia’s All Members End of Year Celebrations (6 December, Sydney / 7 December, Melbourne)
New & updated this week:
- Indigenous Sustainability: Enterprise, Education & Environment (28 February 2012, Sydney)
- 6th Australasian Better Boards Conference (27-29 July 2012, Melbourne)
- Understanding the Governance of Charitable Foundations Seminar (9 October 2012, Sydney - click here to register / 10 October 2012, Melbourne - click here to register)
» Further details on these events are available on the Events Calendar.
- Director of Alumni Relations & Philanthropy, Australian National University, Canberra, applications close 2 December
- Manager, Institutional Donor Programs, Australian National University, Canberra, applications close 2 December
- General Manager, OzHarvest, Sydney, applications close 2 December
- Community & Sustainability Advisor, Coles, Melbourne, applications close 4 December
- Chief Executive Officer, United Synergies, Sunshine Coast QLD, applications close 19 December
- Executive Officer, Mary Ward International Australia, Melbourne, applications open until filled
» Further details on these jobs are available on the Positions Vacant page.
Categories: PhilanthropyWiki, What's New, philanthropy australia website, admin
- Leave a Comment
We will be closing our Melbourne office at 12.00pm on Friday 11 September, and will reopen at 9.00am on Tuesday 15 September.
Our new address is: Level 2, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
As our website servers will be moving with us, Philanthropy Australia’s online services - the website, The Australian Directory of Philanthropy, the PhilanthropyOz Blog, and the Philanthropy Wiki - will also be unavailable from noon Friday, 11 September. We anticipate that the online services will have resumed by Monday 14 September.
During this time, please address urgent enquiries to our Sydney office - Louise Burton or Annie Scoufis (02) 9223 0155.
Categories: recommended reading, news, admin, general
1 Comment - Leave a Comment
We briefly welcomed our newest staff member Joanna Fulton in the March Philanthropy Review. As Jo is often the voice on the end of our telephone, and will be contributing regularly to the philanthropyOz Blog, I thought I’d introduce her to you properly.
Jo is our Web and Communications Administrator - she manages our various websites and listservs, contributes to the Blog and the PhilanthropyWiki, responds to the ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ email and assists with general office administration. Having worked in online communications and the web production industry for several years, Jo brings us a valuable depth of knowledge around the use of IT. She has also been involved over the years with a number of not-for-profit organisations including the Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Wilderness Society. Jo is gradually getting to know our Members, so please say ‘hello’ to her next time you have need to contact us.
Cheryl Van Der Hor
We also also delighted to welcome Cheryl Van Der Hor to our team. Cheryl has joined us for two days per week on a pro-bono basis to assist with various projects. Previously Cheryl was a Senior Manager working in a specialist tax role with a large accounting practice based in Melbourne. She has a particular interest, and over ten years of experience, in tax matters affecting the not-for-profit sector including income tax exemptions, GST concessions and FBT concessions. So far Cheryl has assisted us with projects including provision of FBT guidance to Philanthropy Australia members, preparation of information to the Corporate Network regarding salary sacrificing staff donations, and input to the Senate Review submissions - for which we are extremely appreciative.
If you have any tax queries relating to the status or operations of your organisation, please feel free to pass these along as Cheryl is very happy to provide guidance as appropriate. (Please note, however, that neither Cheryl nor Philanthropy Australia is able to provide binding advice on technical matters). Cheryl can be contacted via Vanessa’s email email@example.com
Hot off the press: Australian Philanthropy, April 2009 edition
Issue 72 ‘Giving in hard times: Philanthropists at work in an uncertain economy’ has just been published and will shortly arrive in Members’ and subscribers’ letter boxes.
In this issue we hear from philanthropy leaders about their experience of, and predictions for, grantmaking in times of recession: Teresa Zolnierkiewicz’s article on ‘Embracing Perpetuity’ is essential reading, and don’t miss our interview with Paul Clitheroe.
Our regular readers will notice that we have a dynamic new design for ‘Australian Philanthropy’ and have moved to print on 100% recycled paper. We would love to hear your opinion on our new look - email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not a Member of Philanthropy Australia you needn’t miss out - an annual subscription (3 issues) costs just $76. Click here to read more about the journal and subscribe.
Categories: knowledgebank, news, admin
- Leave a Comment
At Philanthropy Australia we have been working on developing on a standardised ‘common language’ for philanthropy. We’re delighted to publish a new tool for grantmakers - The Grants Classification System. Designed to help trusts and foundations to classify, describe and report on their grantmaking activities, the Classification System provides a pre-determined, controlled vocabulary from which foundations can select those terms which best suit their needs.
The Classification System encompasses six facets:
1. Type of support
2. Organisation Type
3. Program Areas
4. Population Groups
5. Geographic Areas
6. Time Frame of Grant
Foundations can select terms from each facet, using the level of detail which best suits them, and customise it by adding in a further level of detail for their own internal use if required.
The intention is to standarise the terms used across the Australian philanthropic sector as far as practical, so that grantmaking can be documented and useful statistics on philanthropy collected which in ways that contribute to shared understandings.
Most foundations use some kind of pre-determined language to classify their grants, for the purposes of recording grant applications, describing the grants they make and reporting to stakeholders on their activities. By classifying grants and the projects they support, and archiving this information, an enormous amount of data can be retrieved, researched, collated and where appropriate, shared, thereby building the sector’s knowledge base.
The Grants Classification System represents a first step in producing a standardised grantmaking language, which we will build upon over time. The System will be reviewed annually, and we are very keen to gather feedback from our Members as to how useful they find this tool, and any new terms which could be added to better describe their work. Members are welcome to submit comments and suggestions to email@example.com
The Grants Classification System is available as a free download on the new “Grantmaker Tools” page on our Website.
Powered by WordPress with Pool theme design by Borja Fernandez. Design modified by Philanthropy Australia.
All content © Philanthropy Australia 2007 - 2011. See Copyright & Privacy Statements.
Entries and comments feeds. Valid XHTML and CSS. ^Top^