|5 ||reject greed |
|10 ||tread lightly |
|5 ||connect with (the bright side of) community |
|10 ||build up democracy |
FairShare International: Inventor of micro-philanthropy
Beginnings and Structure
The idea for FairShare International was conceived by Pam DiLorenzo, who brought together a group of like-minded people in Adelaide South Australia in mid 2001. FairShare was officially launched on 8th March 2002 by Robyn Williams, a well-regarded presenter and commentator.
The FSI management group meets in Adelaide regularly, and plans the publicity and education campaign that is the heart of FairShare.
Actions to spread the work of FairShare are being undertaken in a number of places, and individuals who have agreed to take on this responsibility are part of the wider Founders Group.
The objects of the FairShare International Association:
As stated in the Constitution, these are:
- To promote a fairer distribution of wealth throughout Australia and the world, and conditions for good health and happiness for everyone.
- To support members, and encourage others in the Australian community, to improve their sense of well being, by committing to `126.96.36.199.'
- To assist the establishment and maintenance of groups of Australian residents who will actively assist in the furtherance of these objectives.
- To assist the learning activities of groups of Australian residents who will actively assist in the furtherance of these objectives.
- To work with individuals, organisations and governments; and to affiliate with appropriate national and international organisations for the purpose of furthering these objectives.
- To do such other things as may be incidental to the attainment of such objectives.
In principle support:
FairShare International has in principle support from
- South Australian Council of Churches Social Questions Liaison Committee
- Institute of Public Administration Australia (SA)
- International Women's Day Committee (SA)
- Australian Quakers
- St Paul's City Ministry
and numerous individuals and businesses including
- Greg Mackie, Founder and Chair of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.
- Shadia Design has donated our logo
- eAustralia Pty Ltd is hosting our website gratis for the first year
- Certified Practising Accountants Inglis and Rowe have given their services as we set up our financial systems, and will advise us as we grow