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Place-based giving and philanthropy

Effective models of place-based funding remain conceptually unresolved.  Place-based, collective impact initiatives are increasingly recognised for creating long-term systems change, yet the role of philanthropy in supporting, advocating for and catalysing change is underexplored.I am interested in supervising research into conceptual models of philanthropic funding for place-based initiatives, to explain and clarify the elements and characteristics of successful, long-term relationships between philanthropic funders and place-based, community-led initiatives in regional and urban Australian communities.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

Philanthropy and accountability in Australia

Philanthropy (defined here as structured giving through organisations such as foundations) is growing strongly and expected to benefit significantly from the intergenerational transfer of wealth in the coming decades. The accountability of philanthropy is a vital discussion, as criticism grows internationally of the lack of transparency, particularly for wealthy philanthropists who use their retained influence over donated and taxpayer-subsided funds to pursue their individual interests and influence public policy. There are current calls for a national blueprint or strategy for …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)

Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

Accountability, governance and/or management of philanthropic foundations

Philanthropy is a concept with many definitions, but at its core it is about private assets being given for public use and benefit. Philanthropic foundations are structures or organisations for giving. Legally speaking, foundations are trust funds, established by a deed specifying the trustee and beneficiaries (however broadly defined). The term foundation is commonly used to refer to an organisation that exists for public benefit purposes, is registered as a charity, and has its own funds often in the form …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Accountancy

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