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.
Dr Christopher Baker's report on a research project which aims to provide an understanding of charitable bequest giving and inheritance practices.
In an opinion piece published in The Australian, Professor John Fitzgerald, discusses the value differences separating Australia from China.
An article on charitable bequests by Dr Christopher Baker has been published in lifestyle magazine 'Living the Dream.'
Jo discusses backing the best of social innovation: emergence, hybridity and impact.
Watch the video of Julius Colman's lecture where he related his amazing journey of how he found his way to philanthropy and into education.