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Philanthropy - The Continued Journey to Real Impact and Better Practice

Building on the Philanthropy: Towards Better Practice (2018) Report, this report provides guidance to better grant maker practice and highlights some critical challenges and opportunities facing the philanthropic sector.

Supported by Dr. Jodi York, the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre, University of Melbourne, and Kate McKegg, Knowledge Institute, this Report revisits the progress the Australian philanthropic sector has made against the 5 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 to account for the impact of that work.

Our aim is to deepen insights around better practice and to drive meaningful change by continuing to emphasize the importance of evaluation, strategy and social impact frameworks to lay the foundations to move toward better philanthropic practice now and into the future.

Of the 70 Foundations approached to join this journey, the Foundation is indebted to the 9 ambitious, courageous, and generous PIPP members who accepted this invitation to join the Menzies Foundation.

Thanks to:

• Anonymous

• Australia Post

• Australian Community Foundation

• Besen Foundation

• Colonial Foundation

• Equity Trustees

• Fay Fuller Foundation

• Jack Brockhoff Foundation

• Ten20 Foundation

We hope you enjoy the insights and that they inspire action.