Giving West - Reflection and Renewal
Giving West was set up as a special purpose organisation with a five-year horizon and much has changed in the landscape since its conception in 2010.
Since then, the landscape has shifted in both a positive and negative way – creating opportunities and threats for a sustainable civil society.
Giving West has “made a difference” and giving is becoming part of the social sector and civic community.
There are now many organisations that are more willing to collaborate, share information and good practice, procedures and models. These include many of Giving West’s partner organisations based in Sydney and Melbourne, who are now doing work in WA and their mission and activities are aligned to Giving West’s.
Philanthropists, corporations and collective giving groups are becoming more public about their giving, and momentum has been built to where the WA community is significantly engaged.
Much has been achieved but there is still more to be done.
Giving West will remain committed to increasing the level and effectiveness of giving in WA, continue to use its contacts, its knowledge, and its expertise in continuing to grow effective and efficient giving in Western Australia.
Giving West will focus its activities with the specific purpose to:
- provide local connections and knowledge on effective structured giving, and
- encourage and facilitate greater sector collaboration to address existing and emerging community issues.