PIPP’s cohort study builds on the work done by the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre at the Melbourne Business School. APSIC was a collaborative body that worked with non-profit, business, philanthropic, and government sectors to solve entrenched social problems. We are proud to carry out the research that APSIC inspired with the 2014 Philanthropy: Towards a Better Practice Model report. Image by Ross Findon. Unsplash licence.
The phrase “not for profit” is used a lot in the philanthropy sector. A not for profit can be any kind of organisation that is not government owned and isn’t operating in order to make profits. Most private philanthropies fall into this category and can cover both grantmakers and grantseekers. Image by Kat Yukawa. Unsplash licence.
Some not for profits decide to have their giving managed by a philanthropic associate. These organisations handle all the legal work and decision-making around where the money from the grantmakers will be distributed. Unlike philanthropic organisations and foundations, these bodies are run as a business and expected to make profits. Image by Austen Distel. Unsplash licence.
What’s the difference between a philanthropic foundation and a philanthropic organisation? A foundation is a non-profit that’s established with funds from a single source like a family or a corporate organisation. A philanthropic organisation can be funded from multiple sources. Visit the Australian Charities Register website for a full list of the philanthropic foundations. Image by Kelvin Delvecchio. Unsplash licence.
On the surface it seems that PIPP’s work only really benefits a select few people. Improving philanthropic impact will only help the not-for-profit organisations that take money from the grantmaking organisations, which means…what? Improving how money is given can mean life or death for not-for-profits When philanthropists fund not-for-profit organisations, it is generally for specific projects. Very few organisations will fund bolstering infrastructure or systems upgrades. T
What defines a philanthropic organisation? Philanthropy is giving on a grand scale over an extended period, and a philanthropic organisation is simply the non-profit, nongovernmental body that facilitates giving for a collective or group. Visit the Australian Charities Register website for a full list of the philanthropic organisations. Image by Jon Tyson. Unsplash licence.
PIPP’s work is creating an environment where grantmakers are empowered and encouraged to create a more impact with their giving through innovative ideas and agile strategies. This means that beneficiaries can be helped in new and potentially more impactful ways. Read more on the research being done in the Australian philanthropic sector at the Philanthropy Australia website. Image by Ricardo Annandale. Unsplash licence.
PIPP wants to enhance the Australian philanthropic sector by enhancing trust networks and collaboration between Foundations modelling learning and evidence-led practice in all parts of the sector developing a cohort of collective impact leaders to act as reformers within the sector building an accessible and local evidence base around the philanthropic journey to become a learning organisation improving knowledge transfer and best practise adoption. Image by Rawpixel.com. Pex
PIPP is based in impact philanthropy, where we focus on the types of impact grantmakers are making with their money. This sort of philanthropy exists to address the root cause of a systematic problem – it takes the “teach a person to fish” route rather than the “give a person a fish” route. Impact philanthropy is focussed on results, as opposed to impulse philanthropy, which is driven by the “feel good” effect, and recognition. You can read more about impact philanthropy in f
PIPP has a shared value base that informs our purpose and our direction. Our values are: We believe that none of us are in this space alone. We believe in learning and we believe we can do better than we are currently. We believe that by learning from each other’s evidence-based practise that we can create more impact. Image by Nathan Lemon. Unsplash license. #PIPP #philanthropy