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The Australian Financial Review is a Sound (and Heartfelt) Investment

All of us in the philanthropy space (fund-raising, fund-receiving, grant-making, researching, etc.) look forward to the Australian Financial Review (AFR) that includes the annual BRW Rich List. But Friday’s edition (29 May 2015) was special – it’s not often that […]Continue reading «The Australian Financial Review is a Sound (and Heartfelt) Investment»

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Giving is not taxing!

It’s nice to see someone spruiking the latest technologies for fundraising (“Harnessing power of a crowd is less taxing”, Sydney Morning Herald, March 20). The democratisation of philanthropy – by all means! And it’s thought-provoking to suggest that more individual […]Continue reading «Giving is not taxing!»

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November 2, 2012. “Philanthropy in Australia: Can we create a new normal?” Click here for an excerpt of this speech given at The Wesley Research Institute Corporate Dinner, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Fundraising Events. If you are interested in having Dr. […]Continue reading «Speeches»

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Contact us

Questions? Suggestions? Got a good story to tell? Contact me at: Dr. Dave Kennedy PO Box 1319 Neutral Bay Junction, NSW 2089 Australia All fields are required.Continue reading «Contact us»

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About us

This website is sponsored by Dr. Dave Kennedy. As a recipient of a number of academic scholarships that have transformed my life, I know, very personally, the value of receiving. As an experienced fundraiser and grantmaker on three continents (North […]Continue reading «About us»

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Our Mission

Inspired by the Giving While Living philosophy of Chuck Feeney, is a not-for-profit initiative with a mission to enhance peace, good will, and personal happiness by increasing individual and corporate giving at all levels of society. We promote a […]Continue reading «Our Mission»

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As a fundraiser and grantmaker, I have long held the belief that philanthropic advocates use the wrong metrics when talking about giving norms. Instead of advocating that individuals give a percentage of their annual income, I suggest the standard should […]Continue reading «Metrics»

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There are no caveats. Some will argue that no one should advocate some ideal level of annual giving or some cultural giving norm. And they are entitled to their opinion. But here’s my opinion: If you don’t keep score, in […]Continue reading «Caveats»

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