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Foundations for giving : why and how Australians structure their philanthropy

Scaife, Wendy A., Williamson, Alexandra, McDonald, Katie, & Smyllie, Susan (2012) Foundations for giving : why and how Australians structure their philanthropy. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.

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Abstract

Philanthropic foundations in Australia have traditionally been labelled ‘icebergs’. Much of what they do and who they are is not apparent on the surface. Many are unknown and apart from an occasional biography, almost all are sparsely documented in terms of the very personal decisions behind establishing them. Practically and academically, scant data exist on the decision journeys people make into formalised philanthropy. This study seeks to fill that gap. It is believed to be the largest such study of foundation decision-making ever undertaken in this country. It is the latest in a series of ACPNS research into types of considered (versus spontaneous) giving in Australia.

This research has been supported by the Perpetual Foundation, the EF and SL Gluyas Trust and the Edward Corbould Charitable Trust under the management of Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd.

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ID Code: 48801
Item Type: Report
Keywords: Philanthropy, Foundations, Charitable Trusts, Structured Giving, Australia
ISBN: 9781921897160
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2012 08:43
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 22:41

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