The Department of Social Services commissioned the Queensland University of Technology Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-profit Studies to manage Giving Australia 2016 in partnership with the Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Social Impact and Centre for Corporate Public Affairs.
Giving Australia 2016 has collected comprehensive, up-to-date information from individuals, charitable organisations, philanthropists and businesses in Australia and provides critical information about giving and volunteering behaviours, attitudes and trends. This data collection builds on information gathered through Giving Australia 2005.
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, launched the Giving Australia 2016 reports at Parliament House on 1 December 2016. Key findings show that:
- Compared to 10 years ago:
- Fewer people are giving more
- More people are volunteering more hours
- Planned giving delivers six times more donations that spontaneous giving
- Philanthropists are most influenced by culture, family and the ability to make positive change
- Corporate philanthropy is thriving
Research released at the launch includes:
- Giving Australia 2016 Background paper
Giving Australia 2016 is a large, complex, collaborative and important study for Australia’s nonprofit sector, community and those who make policy about it.
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Giving Australia 2016 Background paper [2 MB]
- Giving Australia 2016 Literature review
This literature review report was prepared to provide direction for the data collection phase of the Giving Australia 2016 research project. This version is a summary with recommended reading lists at the close of each of the 19 chapters. It provides the highlights of the full literature review, also available for free download as a public document as part of the series of reports from Giving Australia 2016.
Giving Australia 2016 Literature review summary [2 MB] | Listen
Giving Australia 2016 Literature review summary [2 MB]
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Giving Australia 2016 Literature review [3 MB]
- Giving Australia 2016 Fact Sheets
These five factsheets provide an overview of each of the topic area covered by the research. This includes individuals, business and philanthropy giving and volunteering and non-profit organisations.
Giving Australia 2016 Fact sheet – Individual volunteering [578 KB] | Listen
Giving Australia 2016 Fact sheet – Individual volunteering [394 KB]
Giving Australia 2016 Fact sheet – Individual giving [601 KB] | Listen
Giving Australia 2016 Fact sheet – Individual giving [644 KB]
Giving Australia 2016 Fact sheet – Philanthropy [566 KB] | Listen
Giving Australia 2016 Fact sheet – Philanthropy [525 KB]
Giving Australia 2016 Fact sheet – Non-profit organisations Portable Document Format [506 KB] | Listen
Giving Australia 2016 Fact sheet – Non-profit organisations Word Document [409 KB]
Giving Australia 2016 Fact sheet – Business Portable Document Format [647 KB] | Listen
Giving Australia 2016 Fact sheet – Business Word Document [723 KB]
Giving Australia 2016 reports will be released progressively in 2017. The following has been released to date:
Philanthropy and philanthropists report
The first of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016, focuses on the giving patterns of high-net-worth (HNW) and institutional givers. Findings from this report will be of particular interest to philanthropists and grant-makers, financial intermediaries including advisors and planners, and nonprofit organisations. To coincide with the release of the Philanthropy and philanthropists report two fact sheets have been published to provide further information on Structured giving vehicles and philanthropy and Charitable bequests to support the Philanthropy and philanthropists report.
Selected highlights of the report are on the news page.