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Philanthropy - Towards Better Practice

The Philanthropy: Towards a Better Practice Model report, released in May 2018 by the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre, authored by Menzies Foundation CEO, Liz Gillies, Dr Jodie York, Melbourne Business School and Dr Joanna Minkiewicz, Deakin University revealed philanthropy as an important catalyst for social change and plays a pivotal and instrumental role in supporting communities and ameliorating disadvantage.

Key findings suggests optimism about the future of philanthropy in Australia and a genuine desire to continue to develop best practice approaches to social impact by both grant makers and grant seekers. All those interviewed were united in their commitment to address serious social problems and work collaboratively to support social change. However, findings revealed a disconnect between Australian grant seeker and grant maker perceptions around these issues, with philanthropists having a far more favourable view of the state of practices and relationships in the sector than their not-for profit (NFP) counterparts.

Authentic Philanthropic Relationships - Best Practice

During March and April 2019, CEO Liz Gillies in partnership with Philanthropy Australia, undertook a national road show engaging with a broad cross section of philanthropy and not-for-profits leaders in stimulating conversations focused on more authentic relationships and better practice models for social change. See the presentation pack here