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 [...]
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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 [...]
There are some important security changes that are happening across the computer industry from 15 March 2018. The global changes will make information sent over the internet even more secure through Transport Layer Security encryption protocol (TLS). In the lead up to the change we recommend that you check that you are using a TSL [...]
A warm hello to all of our donors and partners. I am now three weeks into my role as Head of Philanthropy & Impact and am really enjoying getting to know about each of your sub-funds, your areas of interest and how you like to participate in philanthropy. I look forward to meeting with you all [...]
We are sad to announce that after almost four years as Philanthropy Manager, Sarah Thompson has finished her time at ACF. Sarah has been a valuable member of the team and will be missed by all. She has been instrumental in supporting, facilitating and curating exciting strategic giving opportunities at ACF, including the development of [...]
Homework Clubs provide important learning support to young people who may have had disrupted education and receive limited study assistance at home. They are an inclusive and safe place for students to study and receive support. Homework Clubs are particularly important for students from a non-English speaking background, with approximately 75% of programs attended by [...]