There are people who wish to give in a structured and planned manner, money, time or talents to advance the education of students in need. However, they may not know what schools and their communities need or what prevents them from accessing this additional support. Conversely, what those from schools know and understand about philanthropy is limited. Historically, not-for-profit organisations, with their various programs or services, have been the intermediary between school communities and philanthropy.
The Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy (LLEAP) survey provides a comprehensive study on these issues.
Anderson, Michelle; Curtin, Emma (February 2014). LLEAP 2013 Survey Report : Leading by evidence to maximise the impact of philanthropy in education. Melbourne, Vic : ACER