The Giving Australia 2016 launch took place today at Parliament House in Canberra marking the release of the largest ever research effort into philanthropic behaviour to understand how, why and how much Australians give to charity.
The Giving Australia 2016 project was undertaken by the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at the Queensland University of Technology, the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) and the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Social Services and the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership. Professor Jo Barraket, Director at CSI SUT, was one of the collaborating research leads.
This in-depth project involved the collection of information from individuals, charities, philanthropists and businesses to determine the gaps, barriers and opportunities to make giving and volunteering more accessible to Australians. Its findings provide critical information about giving and volunteering behaviours, attitudes and trends, and improve the understanding of the needs of nonprofit organisations.
The final report is available on the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership's website, and further articles published on Probono Australia below: