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We are confronting a rare conjunction of circumstances that pose challenges for philanthropy – and we need to think about how we respond. It brings to mind my favourite Victor Frankl quote: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”.
Throughout this year I have been challenged, grown into a person that I didn’t know I was capable of becoming, and have created relationships that I will cherish for a lifetime. I’m extremely grateful to the Menzies Foundation for supporting me this year, and enabling intergenerational empowerment, influence and a culturally supportive environment that is necessary for growth as Indigenous people.
Attributing her success to the balance in life, Caitlyn praises to her community and family for their support. Caitlyn believes spending time with friends and family and working was of benefit in motivating her to handle her academic pressures with a calm mind.
PIPP uses a mixed method approach and is gathering observational data from a cohort of grantseekers and grantmakers.
The findings of the Philanthropy: Towards a Better Practice Model will have its impacts among grantmakers, grantseekers, and on the beneficiaries of Australia.
The importance of the discoveries in the Towards a Better Practice Model report are twofold: they show the landscape of philanthropy, and the opportunity.
Both grantmakers and grantseekers are passionate and united in their commitment to addressing the serious social problems facing Australia and work collaboratively to support social change. There does seem to be a considerable discrepancy between grantseeker and grantmaker perceptions around what that is.
"Outstanding leadership transforms local communities, creates new opportunities and helps us respond to complex global issues. That is why the work of the Menzies Foundation is critically important..."
PIPP brings together ten organisations, who will work together with international experts in a series of nine workshops over three years. These workshops will teach evidence-led adaptive approaches that encourage organisations put aside older approaches that no longer serve as their environments change.
Trauma effects all communities, but the impact seems to be greatest in communities where there isn’t enough money to go around. Some of our youngest learners are coming to school so dysregulated they can’t function.
Menzies Foundation are delighted to announce the first recipients of the 2019 Menzies Science Entrepreneur Fellowship; global shrimp expert Dr Melony Sellars, leading optics and telecommunications expert Dr Simon Gross and materials expert Dr Jinghua Fang.
PIPP is giving the philanthropy sector a new model upon which to hang practises--one which encourages more strategic, evidence-led practice. The improvement of relationships and communication between grant makers and grant seekers will lead to more impactful funding choices and more effective implementation of funded activities.
As a beginning leader new to the role of Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching, I was quickly and eagerly drawn in to the busyness, excitement and challenges of the role. ‘Complex’ doesn’t even seem to do justice to the day’s events.
The Philanthropic Impact Pioneer’s Programme (PIPP) is a group working to improve philanthropic practices through expert advice and peer learning.
An effort to help address one of the barriers above is a new Menzies Science Entrepreneurship Fellowships, the result of a partnership between CSIRO ON and the Menzies Foundation, providing $90,000 in funding to three entrepreneurial scientists to dedicate a year to their idea.
Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, creators of the ONaccelerator are partnering with Menzies Foundation to offer a $90,000 no-strings-attached fellowship to help scientific entrepreneurs commercialise their ideas 💡
Johnson will give attendees a practical overview of the Threatcasting process then lead them through exercises to apply the process to the Future of Risk, Security and the Law: Exploring the challenges of resolving transnational legal cyber security and risk disputes in uncertainty and complexity, amplified by the pace of technological change.
The launch of Troy Bramston's new biography explores Sir Robert Menzies’ leadership from a historical and contemporary perspective and provides a fascinating insight regarding the complexities of leadership and lessons learned on the journey.