Philanthropy Australia Podcast

Philanthropy Australia Podcast

The Philanthropy Australia Podcast is the destination for those interested in the issues, the debates, and the thinking around philanthropy. In each episode, we'll bring you a short discussion about what's engaging the nation's philanthropists, and those in the 'for purpose' sector. Whether it's a discussion about what it means to be a philanthropist in Australia, guidance to improve your giving practise, or information about PA's signature thought-leading events, this podcast is for you.

Episodes

September 15, 2021 33 min

Philanthropy Australia's New Gen network is all about compelling ideas, fresh energy and unique collaboration. We talk to New Gen's new Co-Chairs Bella Wiggs and Martin Green in this Philanthropy Australia podcast and hear about their goals and ambitions to engage their peers in driving social change.


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During the past 18 months, we have been able to access a combination of new and established data to give us a clearer picture about how philanthropy and the for-purpose sector has coped with the bushfire and COVID crisis. But what does this data tell us about the challenges the sector faces? What does it say about how we can plot our way forward? And how can we use the data to help shape policy?

We hear from JB Were’s John McLeod, P...

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Homelessness has often been treated as a problem that cannot be solved. But what if there are ways to make a difference, by taking a more strategic approach? Listen to Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellow, David Pearson, outline a way forward that offers an end to homelessness.

Join David, Philanthropy Australia and Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation for a discussion about philanthropy and ending homelessness on Tuesday, July 20, ...

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June 25, 2021 18 min

A flash of inspiration, some private philanthropy and deep community engagement has helped transform a Vietnamese village. Listen to the story of how co-operation between a man known as Dr Vance and Action on Poverty has developed a model of community-based tourism that is spreading across Vietnam and potentially, the region.

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What does ethical leadership look like in the time of COVID-19? How do leaders respond to the challenge of rallying staff around a common goal during a global pandemic? In our podcast this week, we talk to moral philosopher and ethicist Dr Matt Beard, the new Program Director of the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship at the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership.

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April 6, 2021 20 min

In our final episode of the Giving Connect podcast, our special guest is Seri Renkin OAM, independent advisor and consultant to the philanthropic sector. Each week, under the guidance of host, Ben Clark, Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment at AET, the podcast explores ‘critical themes’ that facilitate meaningful and impactful partnerships and discusses the mechanics and theory of great grant making.

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March 29, 2021 18 min

In the latest episode of Philanthropy Australia’s Giving Connect podcast, Suzanne Walsh, President of Bennett College in the USA, reflects on philanthropy’s power to provide coveted information, not just money, to support organisations and causes. 

Each week, under the guidance of host, Ben Clark, Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment at AET, the podcast explores ‘critical themes’ that facilitate meaningful and impactful partne...

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In the early stages of the pandemic, the Government trusted science and the experts to guide its response. In this week’s special systems change podcast we talk to those experts who helped drive that engagement and along the way, may have helped shape a new kind of relationship between science and government policy.


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March 22, 2021 16 min

In the fourth episode of Philanthropy Australia’s Giving Connect podcast, our special guest is Strategic Grants' Jo Garner. Listen to Jo discuss with host, Ben Clark, Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment at AET, about the need for clearer communication between grantmakers and grantseekers. 

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March 11, 2021 23 min

In our third episode of Philanthropy Australia’s Giving Connect podcast, our special guest is Wendy Lewis, Executive Office at Collier Charitable Fund. Each week, under the guidance of host, Ben Clark, Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment at AET, the podcast explores ‘critical themes’ that facilitate meaningful and impactful partnerships and discusses the mechanics and theory of great grant making.

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March 9, 2021 17 min

In the second episode of Philanthropy Australia’s Giving Connect podcast, our special guest is Mutual Trust’s Foundation Manager Rachel English. Each week, under the guidance of host, Ben Clark,  Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment at AET, the podcast explores ‘critical themes’ that facilitate meaningful and impactful partnerships and discusses the mechanics and theory of great grantmaking.

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March 2, 2021 21 min

This March we launch Giving Connect, a six-part series exploring critical themes’ that facilitate meaningful and impactful partnerships. Each episode is hosted by Ben Clark – Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment at AET – who will discuss the mechanics and theory of great grant making. His first guest is Kids Plus Foundation CEO Shaun Cannon.  

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With the Aged Care Royal Commission due to deliver it final report, our podcast takes a “virtual’’ look at the power of innovative technology to transform the care and support of Australians living with dementia.

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January 22, 2021 38 min

When we talk about Impact investing, what are the key questions to ask? On this episode of the Philanthropy Australia podcast, we talk to Dr Erin Kuo, Chief Impact Officer at the Impact Investment Group, about the big issues in the sector.

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Hundreds of rural and regional communities across Australia felt the impact of the pandemic this year. Few though could call on their local community foundations to provide the kind of support that helped Shepparton weather the grim consequences of COVID-19. In in our final podcast for 2020, we hear how the Greater Shepparton Foundation and the Fairley Foundation responded with speed and compassion to help their town become a power...

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They come from different backgrounds and are at different stages of their lives. But they agree that they share the same story – it is one of trauma that led to their exposure to the criminal justice system. Now, thanks to a new program, they are telling a different tale, based on friendship and hope.

The story of the women who are part of the Women Transforming Justice Leadership Group launches Philanthropy Australia new season of ...

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July 28, 2020 23 min

Welcome to our podcast with the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC), investment and advisory firm KordaMentha and Philanthropy Australia.

In this two-part podcast we explore some of the issues around financial viability and solvency that are currently so challenging for many organisations in the charity and not-for-profit sector.

Here you’ll find a discussion between the ACNC, PA and KordaMentha on the potentia...

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Welcome to our podcast with the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC), investment and advisory firm KordaMentha and Philanthropy Australia.

In this two-part podcast we explore some of the issues around financial viability and solvency that are currently so challenging for many organisations in the charity and not-for-profit sector.

Here you’ll find a discussion between the ACNC, PA and KordaMentha on the potentia...

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In this episode, Nick Richardson catches up with Natalie Egleton, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to discuss the issues of mental health in our regions and remote towns; Jennie Keioskie, Rural Adversity Mental Health Co-ordinator, talking about Fling Physical Theatre in Bega, Pambula Eden and Bermagui in NSW and Rhiannon Jennings, Rural Development Co-ordinator, for the Youth Affairs ...

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In this two-part episode, Nick Richardson catches up with Kate Fazio, Head of Innovation and Engagement at Justice Connect to discuss how those seeking legal help in a digital world find it. Kate shares stories about some of the digital solutions she has been involved in that led her to being recognised as Telstra’s 2020 Businesswoman of the Year in the Purpose and Social Enterprise category in Victoria. In Part Two of our podcast,...

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