As the number of coronavirus in India surpassed 20 million this week, resulting in more than 220,000 deaths, a group of leading Australian tech and investment companies, led by Canva, have stepped in to launch a fundraising campaign to get much-needed medical supplies to the nation. Canva, in collaboration with SafetyCulture, Airtasker, Blackbird Ventures and… Read more »
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, who was married to the world’s richest bloke, just gave away $5.5bn. Here’s what we can all learn from her actions
The author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced on Dec. 15 that she had given almost US$4.2 billion to hundreds of nonprofits. It was her second announcement of this kind since she first publicly discussed her giving intentions in May of 2019. In July 2020, Scott revealed that she’d already given away nearly $1.7 billion to… Read more »
Canva’s head of Social Impact, Robyn King, says the global design business has a “simple two-step plan” when it comes to its goals “One: Build the world’s most valuable company. Two: Do the most good we possibly can,” she explains. That second step is what drew the $8 billion Australian tech company to Pledge 1%,… Read more »
How a t-shirt from Atlassian led social impact startup Humanitix to join one of the world’s biggest charity movements, Pledge 1%
Sometimes it’s all about the swag. Humanitix co-founder Joshua Ross was at an Atlassian charity event when he was handed a Pledge 1% t-shirt. “We were there to ask Atlassian staff for help hiring our first Chief Technology Officer – a few of the senior Atlassian developers kindly offered to do technical interviews for our… Read more »
Envato is a company with a big heart. Collis Ta’eed co-founded the privately owned global marketplace in a Bondi garage in 2006 with his wife Cyan, and friend Jun Rung. The Melbourne-based company now has more than 600 staff globally, having doubled in size in the last three years. It now generates more than $1… Read more »
Atlassian, and co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, have donated $3 million to bushfire relief
Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar are donating $1 million each to recovery efforts in the wake of devastating fires across Australia, with the company’s foundation also pledging $1 million to help with the rebuild The latest personal donation comes on top of the $100,000 they each donated, along with their wives, in late… Read more »
Talent Unleashed Awards judge Jane Tewson is excited to see how finalists are effecting change globally
Ask judges and winners past and present how the Talent Unleashed Awards stand apart from the growing number of awards programs celebrating the startup community and a common answer is the calibre of the people in the Talent network. Among them is Jane Tewson, an internationally renowned philanthropist who has founded charitable organisations including Comic… Read more »
Google Australia has announced that they have shortlisted the 10 ideas for a better world to ten finalists. The winning ideas thus far range from tackling environmental crises, to making education more accessible, to helping Australians better manage their own health and assisting people in need.
Shanil Samarakoon is the Executive Director of Empower and a true philanthropic character who talked about the nature and importance of social entrepreneurship. Read on to be inspired.