philanthropyOz Blog Policy
Philanthropy Australia maintains control over all items posted to the philanthropyOz Blog (http://blog.philanthropy.org.au).
What the blog is for
The philanthropyOz Blog provides timely and relevant information on the philanthropic sector and on Philanthropy Australia’s activities, both for Philanthropy Australia Members and for the wider philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors.
Can I request something be posted to the blog?
If you feel you have something that would be useful to share with our Members or the philanthropic sector at large, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Philanthropy Australia on +61 (0)3 9662 9299.
We require at least 5 business days from receipt of your request to approve or decline your request. Philanthropy Australia retains all editorial control over content we publish, and reserves the right to decline publishing or distributing information. The information below will guide you on what we will post and why we may decline.
In many cases we will choose to distribute information separately to our Members. We may also request content be rewritten in an appropriate manner for the medium in which it will be published.
What we will post
- Updates to Philanthropy Australia’s policies, activities, events or website.
- Government policy updates which will affect the philanthropic sector
- Calls for submissions on policy matters affecting the philanthropic sector
- Requests for participation in surveys about the philanthropic sector
- Research reports, publications, news items and conference reports which are of genuine interest to our members and the philanthropic sector at large
- Links to websites, online publications or other blog posts which will provide our members with genuinely useful and informative content
- Calls for nominations for sector-related awards, fellowships and honours
- Other material at Philanthropy Australia’s discretion
What we will not post
- We will not post advertisements for individual events held by other organisations, even at the request of one of our Members. Most of our readers are time-poor and don’t want to wade through multiple event postings to find the information that will interest them. They also receive invitations to most philanthropy events – sometimes multiple times from multiple sources. We update our events listing once a week and will not post events separately outside that post.
- We will not post requests for funding or other types of support, even at the request of one of our Members. It is a principle of Philanthropy Australia that we are not a broker or conduit for grantseekers, whether they are associated with one of our members or not. This is not because we do not recognise the worth of any individual project or request – it is because we recognise that there are thousands of worthy projects and that they must all seek funds through the appropriate channels. The blog is not one of those channels.
What we will consider
- We will consider posting material focusing on a single organisation or individual only if it is of genuine interest to our Members and the sector at large and is either new or has significant new content
- We will consider guest posts which are relevant and of interest to the philanthropic sector
Views expressed in blog posts written by Philanthropy Australia are those of Philanthropy Australia, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or values of the wider philanthropic sector.
It is our editorial policy to only include posts which we feel will enhance grantmakers’ understanding of issues, allow them to network in appropriate ways, or which will serve them directly. The content which we distribute and publish must be of a relevance and quality so as not to diminish our purpose of serving the grantmaker community.
Philanthropy Australia will endeavour to always disclose sources and references, and where available provide links to these.
Guest blog post guidelines
We encourage thought leadership on philanthropy and relevant topics, written by sector practitioners and specialists. Guest blog posts must be analytical/investigative or explanative in nature and address our audience of grant-makers and philanthropists.
- Word limit is 400 to 1000 words; 2000+ words can be split as a series of blog posts
- Advertising of events, publications or products cannot be the main theme, but can be mentioned within the post with an external link
- Media such as video or photos is encouraged for embedding within the blog post
- Final editorial control rests with Philanthropy Australia, but we make sure you’re happy with the article before making it live
Views expressed in guest blog posts are those of the guest writer, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of Philanthropy Australia or the wider philanthropic sector.
If you wish to submit a guest blog post please contact Philanthropy Australia at email@example.com or call +61 (0)3 9662 9299.
We require at least 5 business days from receipt of your request to approve or decline your request.
Blog post comments
Comments received on the philanthropyOz Blog are moderated, and thus may take a couple of days to be approved for posting. Please be assured that all legitimate comments will be approved for posting.
Comments soliciting funding, containing inappropriate language or topics, or not directly commenting on the blog post itself, may be deleted at any time. Obvious comment spam will not be approved.
Are there other ways I can find funding?
There are some useful resources for those seeking funding. Philanthropy Australia provides The Australian Directory of Philanthropy Online, available as an annual paid subscription. Listing over 350 trusts and foundations, the Directory is an essential resource for not-for-profit organisations, charities and community groups. It features tips on how to apply for grants, write submissions, and important tax information to help grantseekers understand what needs to be supplied to foundations in any application for funding.
More on The Australian Directory of Philanthropy Online: http://www.philanthropy.org.au/publications/directory.html
Other resources for grantseekers are available on our website, under Are You Seeking Funding? http://www.philanthropy.org.au/seekfund/
Please note that Philanthropy Australia does not act as a broker to pass on requests for funds (see http://www.philanthropy.org.au/aboutus/whatwedo.html).
Last updated: 7 May 2013
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