Recent research conducted by The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) at QUT found almost 90% of professional advisers believe their high-net-worth clients hold an interest in philanthropy, but only 10% discuss this with their clients. Philanthropy does not just benefit the community who receives it, but it can also nurture the client-adviser [...]
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Congratulation to Sue Dahn, Partner/Executive Director at Pitcher Partners who has been named the leading woman and third overall in the 2018 list of Top 50 Financial Advisers in Australia, as compiled by US financial investment publication Barron's and the Australian’s business magazine The Deal. Sue has been a member of our ACF community since [...]
ACF warmly welcomes Eric Beecher, our newest Director, who will take up the role of Board Chair after David Murray’s term comes to an end later this year. Eric agreed to take on the role of Chair after an extensive search, and we are delighted that the successful incumbent knows us well. Eric and Sue [...]
Professional advisers seeking to make philanthropy a part of their conversation with clients can benefit from partnering with specialists who can offer services and advice to inform their conversations. We spoke with Chris Morcom, Director and Private Client Adviser at Hewison Private Wealth , who shares his experience of engaging with Australian Communities Foundation when [...]
Have you discussed philanthropy with your clients? According to the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at QUT Business School, professional advisers discuss philanthropy with less than 10% of their high-net-worth clients. Sue Dahn, one of Australia’s top 50 financial advisers, Executive Director and Partner at Pitcher Partners spoke with us about the value [...]
Winda-Mara, an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation planning for community and country Words by Jackie Yowell My husband Steve Rothfield and I were fortunate to be included recently in a group visit to the ‘Budj Bim Cultural Landscape’ in south-west Victoria. We were shown around this rich cultural and environmental area by the local Aboriginal community organisation, Winda-Mara, [...]
We are happy to welcome Gabby Lam to the Philanthropy & Impact team. Gabby started at ACF last week in the part time Grants Coordinator role. She has extensive project management and administration experience in the not-for-profit sector locally and overseas. Gabby comes to ACF from Hands on Health Australia where she worked as Operations [...]
You may have noticed a few new names and faces in the Philanthropy & Impact Team over the past month, Georgia Mathews started with ACF recently in the part time Grants Coordinator position and will shortly move into the full time Grants Coordinator position. Prior to taking this position she worked as Community Philanthropy Coordinator [...]
We finished 2017 with almost $900K committed to 10 projects through the ACF Impact Fund. Over $400K has been granted to date and the balance will be distributed over the next five years. It has been a big few months for our six inaugural Impact Fund grant recipients. We held workshops at the end of [...]