August 2016

/August 2016

Savvy Giving Workshop – Sydney


We are counting down to the Philanthropy Australia National Conference. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with philanthropic thinkers, strategists and leading voices from around the globe and at home. The conference is being preceded by a number of terrific pre-conference masterclasses, including Savvy Giving: Essentials for Contemporary Giving, a session that is ideally suited [...]

Savvy Giving Workshop – Sydney2018-03-13T17:02:12+00:00

Conversation with a Change Maker – Kirsty Sword Gusmao


ACF donors, supporters and staff spent an inspiring afternoon with Kirsty Sword Gusmao at our recent donor circle event. Kirsty shared her journey and experiences as a human rights campaigner and former first lady of Timor-Leste, providing fascinating insight into her ‘birds eye view of a birth of a nation’. In 2001, Kirsty started the [...]

Conversation with a Change Maker – Kirsty Sword Gusmao2018-03-13T17:02:12+00:00

Welcome Sophie!


Sophie Waincymer is a new addition to the Grants Team. In her role as Grants Administrator, Sophie will be available to assist donors with enquiries relating to sub-funds and grantmaking. She has a diverse background and has worked as a consultant for a social justice focused consulting company and an office manager in a radical [...]

Welcome Sophie!2018-03-13T17:02:12+00:00

Have you thought about succession planning?


One of our priorities in 2016 is to help donors think through and document their plans for the management and operation of their sub-funds into the future.  It is one of those tasks that is easy to put off, but for many donors it is reassuring to have a plan that can be followed when [...]

Have you thought about succession planning?2018-03-08T14:53:44+00:00

Grant of the Month – The Living Well Project


Everyone has the right to live in a place that is safe and comfortable. As we move into the uncertainty of climate change, the increase in weather extremes is expected to have a significant impact on the comfort levels of people living in older homes. The University of Melbourne has received a $10,000 grant for [...]

Grant of the Month – The Living Well Project2018-03-13T17:02:13+00:00