Fairfax have published theBRW Rich Families list for 2015 - covering all the wealthy Australian families not appearing in the BRW Top 200 list of wealthy individuals which they publish each year in May. Top of the list (again) are the Smorgon family, followed by the Wilson family, the low-profile owners of the Reece plumbing chain of stores. The clickable links in the online list reveal a useful short paragraph on each family.
Forbes Asia's Asia Pacific Heroes of Philanthropy list is headed by three notable Australian philanthropists this year, led by Len Ainsworth, and details examples of substantial personal philanthropy from around the region.
And our own list of Australia's philanthropic donors of gifts of $1m or more keeps growing - we've just reached 300 after our latest update, and changed the format to make the list searchable. It's here. If you have anyone to add, let us know!
We'll be talking about prospect research and identifying your potential major donors at Fundraising & Philanthropy magazine's expanded two-day conference on sources of significant funding on 23 and 24 November in Melbourne, Big 4 Fundraising.