Social Atlas is happy to share the report released today which provides a perspective on the key trends and best practice in philanthropy in Australia. Lynette Ryan from Social Atlas notes the report’s comments on global trends in philanthropy. Moving towards more strategic funding partnerships, a willingness to back start ups and focus on venture philanthropy. With a call for increased transparency and collaboration to occur between philanthropists, there is great opportunity in Australia. And while there are challenges which could hold philanthropic funders back from fully engaging with these opportunities, there is great enthusiasm and energy in the market for new and strategic ways to approach these issues. Lynette was really interested in one particular comment at the launch – we are not looking for philanthropists to replace Government funding, just de-risk it. The discussion and the report note the value in better engaging with effective organisations that are having an impact and in building long term shared value and strategic partnerships.
Read the report here