Following the newsletter hiatus during the National Community Foundations Forum last month, there is a bit of news to catch up on with this update.
As we are putting this update together, a number of our Community Foundation members are working in areas close to bushfires unprecedented in their extent, ferocity and early start in the season. It is a stark reminder that communities throughout Australia have growing needs for community infrastructure to help bring people and resources together to address urgent local issues.
The good news is that Australia’s community philanthropy sector is growing and people are stepping up to tackle challenges in a pragmatic way. To all our members, friends and supporters of community foundations: be safe while you keep doing what you do best.
And remember, we can all do better together.