This project exists to support charities and not-for-profits build a better world.

Funding for Impact is a thought leadership project that aims to transform the way we think about charities and giving. A collaboration with Australian not-for-profits and philanthropists, the project aims to support a stronger charity and not-for-profit sector that is capable of delivering on impact. 

This website is intended as a resource hub for funders, not-for-profits and the media. It contains practical information and tools for funders and not-for-profits looking to move towards funding for impact. It also showcases stories of best practice giving and the impact these innovative investments have made on people and communities across Australia.

 

For media enquiries please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.

 

THE TEAM BEHIND THE MOVEMENT

This is a thought leadership project led by the Social Impact Hub 

The Social Impact Hub is an purpose-driven consultancy that works with philanthropists, social enterprises, not-for-profits, and business. Our mission is to support our partners to design and scale for positive social impact.

 

Strategic Partner

Philanthropy Australia is a membership organisation representing philanthropists in Australia. Their mission is to represent, grow and inspire an effective and robust philanthropic sector for the community.

 

Our Supporters

This project would not be possible without the generous support of:

Innovator

Influencer

Therese Cochrane

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Professor Sanchia Aranda – Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council   Professor Aranda has more than 30 years’ experience in cancer control as a clinician, researcher, educator and senior healthcare administrator. As CEO of Australia’s peak non-government cancer control organisation, she is a strong independent voice on evidence-based cancer control.   

Professor Sanchia Aranda – Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council

Professor Aranda has more than 30 years’ experience in cancer control as a clinician, researcher, educator and senior healthcare administrator. As CEO of Australia’s peak non-government cancer control organisation, she is a strong independent voice on evidence-based cancer control.

 

Stephen Penny – CEO, Good Foundations   Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and after working in the corporate sector for many years has spent the last 12 in the for purpose sector. He is passionate about seeing for purpose organisations being 'well-run' so they can maximise their impact. Stephen runs Good Foundations which is an advisory and consulting organisation to for purpose organisations 

Stephen Penny – CEO, Good Foundations

Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and after working in the corporate sector for many years has spent the last 12 in the for purpose sector. He is passionate about seeing for purpose organisations being 'well-run' so they can maximise their impact. Stephen runs Good Foundations which is an advisory and consulting organisation to for purpose organisations 

Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes – Founding Director, Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology   Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes OAM has advised and held board positions in a large variety of nonprofit organisations over a period of 30 years. He has written extensively about nonprofit tax and regulation, nonprofit legal entities, government grants and standard charts of accounts as a means of reducing the compliance burden.

Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes – Founding Director, Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes OAM has advised and held board positions in a large variety of nonprofit organisations over a period of 30 years. He has written extensively about nonprofit tax and regulation, nonprofit legal entities, government grants and standard charts of accounts as a means of reducing the compliance burden.

Georgina Byron - CEO, Snow Foundation   Georgina Byron is the CEO of The Snow Foundation. The Foundation aims to improve the lives of those that are disadvantaged in Canberra and beyond focusing on the areas of homelessness, health, education and employment. Georgina is also a Director of many not-for-profits, including Good360. Prior to her roles in philanthropy, Georgina had 13 years in the corporate sector holding senior executive positions.   

Georgina Byron - CEO, Snow Foundation

Georgina Byron is the CEO of The Snow Foundation. The Foundation aims to improve the lives of those that are disadvantaged in Canberra and beyond focusing on the areas of homelessness, health, education and employment. Georgina is also a Director of many not-for-profits, including Good360. Prior to her roles in philanthropy, Georgina had 13 years in the corporate sector holding senior executive positions.

 

Susan Pizzati – Head of Philanthropy, Save the Children   Susan has a wealth of senior management experience in both the corporate and social sectors. She holds a Masters degree in Social Investment and Philanthropy and is undertaking a PhD in Philanthropy through the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University.    

Susan Pizzati – Head of Philanthropy, Save the Children

Susan has a wealth of senior management experience in both the corporate and social sectors. She holds a Masters degree in Social Investment and Philanthropy and is undertaking a PhD in Philanthropy through the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University. 

 

Gemma Salteri – Executive Director, CAGES Foundation   Gemma has played a key role establishing CAGES as a leading proponent of impact investment, with 40% of CAGES’ corpus currently invested for impact. She is helping to re-define philanthropy as an inclusive democracy where people have a platform to speak about issues that affect society.      

Gemma Salteri – Executive Director, CAGES Foundation

Gemma has played a key role establishing CAGES as a leading proponent of impact investment, with 40% of CAGES’ corpus currently invested for impact. She is helping to re-define philanthropy as an inclusive democracy where people have a platform to speak about issues that affect society.

 

 

David Crosbie – CEO, Community Council for Australia   David Crosbie has been a leader in Australia's not-for-profit sector for over 20 years, where he has offered a leading voice on drug and alcohol recovery, community belonging and accountable and consultative policy. He has since been a critical player in building the impact and viability of the not-for-profit sector.   

David Crosbie – CEO, Community Council for Australia

David Crosbie has been a leader in Australia's not-for-profit sector for over 20 years, where he has offered a leading voice on drug and alcohol recovery, community belonging and accountable and consultative policy. He has since been a critical player in building the impact and viability of the not-for-profit sector.

 

Professor Ted Flack – Queensland University of Technology   Dr Ted Flack has 40 years’ experience as a practitioner in the not-for-profit sector, having held general management, communications and senior fundraising positions in a number of well-known charities.         

Professor Ted Flack – Queensland University of Technology

Dr Ted Flack has 40 years’ experience as a practitioner in the not-for-profit sector, having held general management, communications and senior fundraising positions in a number of well-known charities.         

Krystian Seibert – Industry Fellow, Swinburne University    Krystian Seibert is a researcher, educator and advocate focused on public policy, philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector. He is an Industry Fellow at the Centre for Impact Swinburne and has a strategic advisory role with Philanthropy Australia focused on its advocacy and thought leadership work.

Krystian Seibert – Industry Fellow, Swinburne University

Krystian Seibert is a researcher, educator and advocate focused on public policy, philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector. He is an Industry Fellow at the Centre for Impact Swinburne and has a strategic advisory role with Philanthropy Australia focused on its advocacy and thought leadership work.

Sarah Davies - CEO, Philanthropy Australia   Sarah has had a broad and wide ranging career from executive roles in tertiary education in Australia to private sector consulting in HR, marketing and strategy in Australia, Europe and the Middle East. But for the last 10 years, her focus has been exclusively in the for purpose sector: in philanthropy and social change.      

Sarah Davies - CEO, Philanthropy Australia

Sarah has had a broad and wide ranging career from executive roles in tertiary education in Australia to private sector consulting in HR, marketing and strategy in Australia, Europe and the Middle East. But for the last 10 years, her focus has been exclusively in the for purpose sector: in philanthropy and social change.

 

 

Dr Squirrel Main – Research and Evaluation Manager, The Ian Potter Foundation   Dr Squirrel Main has conducted evaluations since 1996 for schools, outdoor education programs, the US Department of Education, childcare settings, homelessness programs. She has a passion for measuring and improving outcomes across education, health and community wellbeing sectors.         

Dr Squirrel Main – Research and Evaluation Manager, The Ian Potter Foundation

Dr Squirrel Main has conducted evaluations since 1996 for schools, outdoor education programs, the US Department of Education, childcare settings, homelessness programs. She has a passion for measuring and improving outcomes across education, health and community wellbeing sectors.

 

 

 

 

PROJECT CONTRIBUTORS

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STUDENT CONTRIBUTORS

The Social Impact Hub would like to acknowledge the UNSW students who have worked on this project:

Kate Goodwin, Branko Yu, Lissette Perez, Prima Putra, Felicity Jensen, Alpha Ma, Jessie Shu, Megan Bingham, Mercylia Chuadri, Shirisha Nampalli, Charlotte Owen, Aileen Yan, Abi Paramaguru, Steven Chan, Daniel Ivers, Michael Siciliano, Doris Wang, Afsah Haque, Naoko Lambert, Chloe Lu, Grace Ng, Joseph Rowlands, Meira Chen, Amy Huang, Sanchit Paul, Dominic Tran, Lily Zhu.

 

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