The current state of Australian philanthrophy

New report takes the pulse on philanthropy in Australia, and reviews expectations and role Boards and CEOs play.

The expectation of Board Members to ‘give’ is unspoken. What form that might take has been rethought over the years, but there still remains a lack of clarity and transparency. Fundraising Institute Australia, Perpetual, Creative Partnerships Australia and Equity Trustees have partnered with Noble Ambition to deliver new research that looks at fundraising leadership in Australia.

Based on a survey conducted in July (results tabled 8 November), it collated the views of 189 Board Chairs, Board Directors and CEOs, asking each to rate their own performance when it comes to raising dollars and driving philanthropy, as well as the results of their senior colleagues.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina