Strategic philanthropy involves understanding your family’s giving objectives and desired outcomes, which is usually done through considered conversation with your family and trusted peers. It also requires an understanding of the wider eco-system. To map how different players in the for-purpose sector are approaching their philanthropy, better understand different approaches as well as observe emerging themes.
Useful resources we’ve come across in recent months which show how different organisations committed to the work of the for-purpose sector are thinking about philanthropy and the emerging themes.
Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
2021 Not-for-Profit Governance and Performance Study
A survey of AICD NFP members (1,978 responses) that sought to understand the challenges facing Boards and Directors in the NFP sector.
Read the study here.
Centre for Social Impact – Wave 2 Findings: Pulse of the For-Purpose Sector
Historically, Australia has lacked longitudinal insights about the for-purpose sector, its achievements, needs and challenges. CSI’s Pulse tracks how the sector is faring, examines issues and challenges, and looks at what support will help it thrive - including financial, technological, people, and the ability to adapt. Wave 2 Findings here.
Deloitte US – What’s Next for Philanthropy in the 2020s
The Monitor Institute by Deloitte has undertaken a multiyear, fieldwide project on the future of philanthropy. They have produced reports that help funders make sense of what is changing in the field - and why. Their latest report is here.
Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal – Heartbeat of Rural Australia study
In September 2021, FRRR commissioned the Heartbeat of Rural Australia study, exploring how not-for-profits and community groups in remote, rural and regional Australia are faring in the wake of nearly two years of disruption. Read the study here.
The William Buckland Foundation - 2021 Annual Report
Seeking to improve the lives of disadvantaged Victorians through grants that support better housing, health, education and employment outcomes, The William Buckland Foundation is a trust supported by Equity Trustees. Read the 2021 Annual Report here.