Social Investment and Philanthropy
The provision of private funds for social purposes – are enjoying a worldwide boom. Changing patterns of wealth distribution and the transfer of wealth to younger generations, new societal challenges, shifts in government roles, and a growing recognition by the business sector of the opportunities to be a good corporate citizen and to meet social purposes, are leading to an awareness that, like commercial investment, successful social investment requires skills, information and thought which can be learned. By encouraging a planned, strategic and businesslike approach to private and corporate giving, social investment offers both career opportunities and personal fulfillment to people of all ages and life stages.
The Asia-Pacific Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment’s Masters in Philanthropy and Social Investment is pioneering professional education in this field.
The course is aimed at a wide range of people from:
- corporations interested in widening their interest to community involvement programs or social enterprises,
- managers and trustees in philanthropic institutions
- financial advisors, accountants and solicitors who provide clients with advice on their giving options.
- those working in the not-for-profit sector, as fundraisers, staff, or volunteers
- individual philanthropists, and those contemplating becoming philanthropists (whether as end-of-career adults seeking a purposeful retirement, or young people who will inherit wealth).
Graduate Certificate in Social Impact
The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact focuses on building the professional capacity of social managers and entrepreneurs of the future, across the corporate, government and third (not-for-profit) sectors. This enhances their capacity to lead organisations creating social and environmental value and ability to operate in a changed cross-sector social landscape where the dynamism of the market is also directed at social innovation.
APCSIP is one of four partner universities (with the University of New South Wales, the University of Western Australia, and Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne) in the Centre for Social Impact, through which we also deliver the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact. This is a one-stop-shop postgraduate qualification for people who wish to lead sustainable, multi-sector, systemic change in Australia.
10 Years 11 Stories
The Asia Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy will celebrate our 10th anniversary of teaching in 2013. As part of our year long celebrations we have commissioned '10 Years 11 stories' a book interviewing 11 of our alumni answering the questions we wanted to know and find out where are they now! Here is a PDF version of the book - we will be launching the hard copy early in 2013.
Managing an Effective Fundraising Program
The Conversation has published Professor John Fitzgerald's piece titled "Philanthropy in Australia: it's what you do with it that count."
'Fast Facts' compiled by APCSIP for Journey of Giving by ANZ Trustees. View the latest issue Volume 5 "Passion for the arts" as well as past issues.
Christopher Baker’s piece for The Conversation on the implications of the Oprah interviews for the foundation Lance Armstrong had chaired. Since posting on Sunday 20 January 2013 the piece has had more than 4000 readers.
The Age coverage of inheritance matters on 5 Dec 2012, quotes Christopher Baker’s research in the section on giving
Nominations sought for the most significant philanthropic gifts in Australian history
In an article published in InsideStory, Michael Gilding and Christopher Baker expand on their work looking at inheritance and charitable bequests: "There are plenty of ways we can leave our money, but Australians remain remarkably conservative when they prepare their wills"
Swinburne University of Technology has announced the appointment of Professor John Fitzgerald as the Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust Chair of Social Investment and Philanthropy, within the University's Asia Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy.