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Accelerating literacy in Greater Western Sydney
Stop, breathe and read – all for a good cause! Greater Western Sydney boasts 10% of Australia’s population. That’s 1 in 11 Australians!  Booktober™, an annual fundraising event launched by premier arts literacy organisation WestWords is held from 1st to 31st October, bringing stories of diverse Nationalities to life in the region.It’s a simple process. People nominate how many books to read during October and opt in to raise funds to support WestWords provide books and literacy programs to those who may never have owned a book before.  Ready to start reading? Visit www.booktober.org.au   
16 September 2021 by Samantha Sakr

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New era of crypto! Using Cryptocurrency for Philanthropy
Digital currency is fast accelerating into the world of philanthropy. Australian digital currency provider, Aus Merchant are tra
6 August 2021 by Samantha Sakr

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Let's Change the World Together
The Social Good Summit Australia is running a one day event to inspire and discuss solutions to the greatest challenges of our times by raising awareness and exploring the possibilities of the UN Sustainable Goals for the promise of creating a better world by 2030.This event is generously run solely by volunteers.Register to attend on Saturday 18 September: https://www.socialgoodsummit.com.au/tickets
26 July 2021 by Madeline Cunn...

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Indigenomics
Indigenomics, founded in Canada, draws on ancient principles that have supported indigenous economies for thousands of years, and works to implement them as modern business practices. How might we embrace this type of dialogue interwoven with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wisdom?https://indigenomicsinstitute.com/
22 July 2021 by Katherine Leo...

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Foundation Boards: Are you part of the problem?
Change is coming.  Foundations who once would have invested to maximise profits (under their fiduciary duty) even if would be counter to the mission of the Foundation are waking up to fact they are part of the problem (e.g. anti-cancer NFPs that would invest some of their corpus in Tobacco companies).This article articulates the challenge and suggests four steps to help Foundation Boards ensure they are not undermining their good work.https://nonprofitquarterly.org/trouble-in-paradigm-foundations-bargain-with-the-devil/
18 July 2021 by Katherine Leo...

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A Blueprint to Structured Giving
Australia ranks fifth in the World Giving Index which considers three measures of generosity: financial, volunteering, and willingness to help a stranger. But on financial measures of generosity, we are slipping. This report by Philanthropy Australia and SVA presents a compelling case for why structured giving (using a financial vehicle designed to enable giving) can turn this around.https://www.philanthropy.org.au/images/site/publications/Advocacy/Blueprint_to_Grow_Structured_Giving_Report_Final.pdf
18 July 2021 by Katherine Leo...