One of the most dynamic economies in the world, Australia has a long-standing giving culture. Local mega grant-makers are leading the movement towards long-term strategic philanthropy.

Ruth Jones
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This background paper offers an overview of social innovation and three case studies of successful social innovation projects.

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The purpose of this discussion paper is to explore ways the Australian Government can develop the social impact investing market.

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By Kang Fei Wong

AVPN made a special visit to Australia in late February to catch up with our members and also to share the latest social investment trends with the key local players in philanthropy.

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Alfred Poon By Alfred Poon

AVPN will be in Melbourne and Sydney in February, and together with our member Social Ventures Australia, we will also be speaking on Venture Philanthropy to local foundations on 17th February. If you are interested to find out more, please visit our event listing or contact We are looking forward to catch up with our […]

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November 16, 2015

Launch of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey

Tuesday 10th November 2015 Ground breaking survey to focus on rapid rise of Alternative Finance across Asia Pacific A number of the world’s leading universities have joined forces to survey the size and potential economic impact of the rapidly expanding alternative finance sector in the Asia Pacific Region. The 2015 Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey […]

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