‘Where do we stand when everything is moving?’

Dr. Ruth Knight, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, QUT Business School, Australian Centre for Philanthropy Nonprofit Studies joins Nigel Harris and Kelley Marchbanks they address key trends in philanthropy. In this second webinar of our three-webinar series, the panel focuses on culture, creating a culture of philanthropy, and trust at your organisation. Key points that are addressed in this session are:

  • What exactly is a culture of philanthropy
  • The why, what, and how of culture and trust
  • How culture is the bedrock of your fundraising program
  • Embedding culture in your organisation
  • Working back from culture – strategy; structure; systems; staff


QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) is conducting research in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy (ISP) to understand philanthropic culture and learn the impact that this might have on fundraising and organisational performance. The research aims to support nonprofit organisations better understand what might help them to improve their performance. We invite you to please take a moment to complete the national survey to assist the sector, benefiting nonprofit organisations in Australia and globally.

Complete the survey here