Social Investment and Philanthropy
In order to change the world for the better, it is not enough to simply give money and hope that things change. Innovation, effective collaboration, careful stewardship and accountability are key to delivering effective change through social investment.
Like strategic commercial investment, successful philanthropy and social investment also require skills, information, and strategies. These can be learned. By encouraging a planned, strategic and businesslike approach to private and corporate giving, the field of philanthropy and social investment offers career opportunities and the fulfillment that comes with making a difference.
Swinburne is a national leader in education and research in relation to philanthropy. As a university we are strongly committed to transformative education that can unlock the potential of our students and have demonstrated a strong commitment to social change; demonstrated through this unique course.
Swinburne staff forge close and meaningful relationships with industry - drawing on industry panels to develop courses, guest lectures to enrich course presentations and industry networks to connect graduates.
10 Years 11 Stories
10 Years 11 Stories was launched by Swinburne’s Chancellor Bill Scales AM and is now available in hard copy as well as pdf. For copies email Helen Imber or phone +61 3 9214 8384.
New research examines how the link between philanthropy and ethical forms ...
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Bringing transparency to the world of philanthropy
Brad Smith, President of the Foundation Center NY, discusses the Center's role in empowering through knowledge, Monday 1 September.
Watch Peter Singer's lecture on 'Should charity really begin at home?'
Well-known Australian philosopher Peter Singer discusses the ethics of giving - arguing that we should use the resources we have to bring about the most good.
Watch the video of Professor Jo Barraket's commencing address as Director, Centre of Social Impact Swinburne.