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Thought Starter: Philanthropists feel powerless too

Julia Keady,
02 November 2016

I have been working with a fabulous lady in her 70s, and we have been delving into a sector that very few large-scale donors have navigated. In this sector – like many – there are the obvious big players and countless smaller organisations, many of which have never received a direct inquiry from a potential philanthropist.

 

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Thought Starter: A 'climate' lens for philanthropy

Julia Keady,
12 October 2016

Yesterday I attended Day 2 of the National Community Foundations Forum, where I was fortunate enough to speak about community engagement, and also participate in the audience and learn from some of our sector's inspiring leaders.

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Perspective: Boards - it's time to step up!

Julia Keady,
05 September 2016

Over the last 10 years, I’ve been on a Board, answered to a Board and worked with numerous client Boards across the for-purpose sector.  

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Thought Starter: Are we harnessing power of women 'intrapreneurs'?

Julia Keady,
01 September 2016

I was listening to a podcast last night by Smita Singh from Womenpreneur program in the USA, and something she said really hit me... 

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Vale Peter Hero and may we follow..

Julia Keady,
29 August 2016

Nearly 10 years ago, I read about this guy Peter Hero, who literally put philanthropy, community foundations, impact investing and so much more on the map. 

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Want to work in philanthropy?

Julia Keady,
29 August 2016

Working in the philanthropy 'sector' is very rewarding. Every day, I get to live by my values, and work with others who want to live according to their values. I'm invited into the private worlds of people's hearts, which is such a privilege. 

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Disability goes mainstream – Interview with Dr Rhonda Galbally AO

Julia Keady,
14 November 2013

The mainstreaming of disability is finally here to stay, and cannot be “put back in its box”, according to one of Australia’s most prominent disability advocates, Dr Rhonda Galbally AO.

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Wealth and legacy: Women driving the new philanthropy

Julia Keady,
11 September 2012

As the “female economy” now represents the fastest growing wealth demographic in Australia and abroad, what does this mean for philanthropy? Angela Mentis, executive general manager of NAB Private Wealth, has a unique perspective on the question, having worked with hundreds of high net worth individuals.

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One woman's philanthropic vision to put play back on education agenda

Julia Keady,
20 August 2012

Within 12 months of considering such issues, Marylou and her research colleagues had not only discovered a generational shift towards less constructive play in Australia's primary school children, but they also unearthed an innovative concept in the UK that reversing such a shift.

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Mixing business with philanthropy

Julia Keady,
30 November 2011

All Australian businesses lie somewhere on a ‘philanthropy continuum’ that stretches from true altruistic intention at one end to expedient tax incentives at the other.

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