Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

NCFF#17 National Community Foundations Forum

Join community foundation staff, trustees and directors, representatives from the broader for-purpose sector, government and philanthropy for #NCFF17.

NCFF17 will explore the SMIRF capital of Community Foundations, that is the premise that meaningful change is achieved when Community Foundations leverage all forms of their capita: Social, Moral, Intellectual, Reputational as well as Financial.

NCFF17 will take place at the State Library Victoria in the heart of Melbourne 17-19 October 2017.

For more info visit the website.

 

Start: October 17 @ 8:00 am
End: October 19 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: State Library of Victoria

The Funding Network Melbourne

Start: October 19 @ 5:30 pm
End: October 19 @ 5:30 pm
Venue: Clayton Utz
Address:
Level 18, 333 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Hancock Creative presents Change the World 2017

Hancock Creative are offering a free educational full-day event in Perth on October 24.

The event, Change the World, is specifically designed for nonprofits, social enterprises and community organisations.

Change the World is a unique full-day education event where industry leaders from across Australia share their knowledge on innovative digital marketing and social-media strategies.

There are currently five industry recognised speakers registered for the event:

  • Nick Bowditch
  • Alecia Hancock
  • Richard Bell
  • Scott Guerini
  • Richelle King

Hancock Creative estimates the tickets are valued at $397.

To find out more about the speakers or to register visit the website.

 

 

Start: October 24
End: October 24
Venue: Telethon Speech & Hearing
Address:
36 Dodd St, Wembley WA 6014
Perth,

Impact-Led Design Masterclasses (Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide)

Think Impact is running three masterclasses on Impact-Led Design.

The masterclass draws on over 20 years experience of designing innovative approaches to social change. It will provide you with cutting-edge theory and tools on how to build a high-performing impact focused organisation. You will learn how to integrate impact into the design and development of services.

Moving beyond measurement, impact-led design assists not-for-profit organisations, government and philanthropy to solve problems, develop innovative approaches and improve outcomes.

The masterclass is a full day event and costs $450 + GST per person. For more information and to register go to:

Melbourne – Wednesday 25 October

Sydney – Tuesday 31 October

Adelaide – Thursday 2 November

Participant outcomes

Impact is the core of what we do. Yet we often struggle to understand the impact we are having, how to communicate it effectively and how to design programs, strategies or approaches to have enduring impact.

As the pace of change increases, the funding equation alters and the need for new solutions to tackle complex social issues grows, we need to be more focused on the impact we are having.

The masterclass is an interactive mixture of latest theory, practice and case studies designed to build participants understanding of and skill in impact-led design. The participants on this course will learn about:

  • The trends and pressures driving an increased focus on impact and how to become more future ready
  • How impact-led design can help shift the dial on complex social issues and improve social innovation
  • How to move beyond measurement and ensure impact becomes embedded in your organisation culture
  • The principles, building blocks and process of impact-led design
  • How to redesign or develop new services that achieve impact
  • How to impact-led design can assist in strategic development, communication and fundraising

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for:

  • CEOs and senior executives driving strategic planning and organisational change
  • Impact practitioners looking to move beyond measurement and integrate impact into the culture of their organisation
  • Staff working on service redesign or development, aiming to understanding how to improve the outcomes they are delivering.
  • Fundraising executives and staff looking to improve their approach to fundraising, tendering and funding applications

Masterclass trainers

Our team is committed to improving impact for organisations in every sector. We are experienced impact practitioners, who have a passion for social change.

Kevin Robbie

Kevin has over 25 years’ experience in social innovation, community development and impact measurement. He was most recently the CEO of United Way Australia where he led the organisation through the development of an impact-led strategic plan, re-aligning their strategy to maximize impact. Prior to that he was the Executive Director with Social Ventures Australia (SVA) for seven years. At SVA, Kevin was responsible for leading their social innovation work through identifying, designing and developing new solutions to complex social issues. Kevin was originally from the UK and has held a number of senior management roles, including seven years as Chief Executive of Forth Sector, which was based and operated in one of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland. He has also been seconded as a special adviser to the UK Government Cabinet Office and worked as a consultant advising the Big Lottery on social enterprise and social innovation.

Ross Wyatt

Ross is the founder of Think Impact and one of Australia’s leading social impact practitioners who has spent many years advising industry, government and the community sector on social impact. He is a former leader at Starlight Children’s Foundation and the founder and Director of the Social Sustainability team at Net Balance (now EY). In this role, he advised many of Australia’s largest organisations on how to factor human costs into their decisions

Ross is active in promoting thought leadership in the field of social impact and is a frequent author, contributor and facilitator of forums on the topic. He is a founding member of the Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia (SIMNA), an active contributor to the Australian Social and Market Research Society, and a senior judge in the Banksia Sustainability Awards. Ross is also a sought-after facilitator, and brings a personable manner, skilled technique, ability to ask the hard questions, and an unwavering focus on outcomes. Ross is qualified with degrees in Business and Post Graduate qualifications in research methods.

About Think Impact

Think Impact works to create positive change across all sectors. We support business, government, philanthropy and for-purpose organisations to understand, communicate, and transform the impact of their work. Our people have deep and extensive expertise in impact measurement, have pioneered impact -led design approaches globally and understand how to embed impact into strategy. Our passion is to build enduring impact.

Venues

The masterclasses run from 9.15am to 4.45pm and include lunch. The venues are as follows:

  • Melbourne – at FYA, Level 2, 21-23 Somerset Place, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sydney – at Local Community Services Association (LCSA), Suite 401, Level 4, 52-58 William Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW
  • Adelaide – at MRWED Training Rooms, Level 7. 90 King William street, Adelaide, SA

 

 

 

Start: October 25 @ 9:15 am
End: November 2 @ 4:45 pm

Philanthropy in the Pub – Melbourne

After the success of its Sydney Philanthropy in the Pub events, this is The Benevolent Society’s first Melbourne event.

Philanthropy in the Pub is a place to discover new ways of giving and learn from those who are experienced in philanthropy. The event provides opportunities to network and explore the many faces of engagement and giving for social change. This event is designed for those who are seeking a personal social conscience/philanthropic journey rather than those who are only working in the philanthropic industry.

This session will be on collective giving – the coming together of individuals to jointly fund social change through scaled impact.

Our Q+A style panellists consist of inspiring experts, including: Rikki Andrews, Co-Founder / Committee Member, Impact100 Melbourne and Georgia Matthews, Executive Director, the Channel

Rikki Andrews: Rikki is a philanthropic advisor with over 12 years’ experience working with trustee companies, private and public foundations and tertiary education institutions. She is currently employed as Philanthropy Strategist at Deakin University and is the Foundation Advisor to a private family foundation. In 2013 Rikki co-founded Impact100Melbourne, Melbourne’s first giving circle. She is also a Founding Member of the Melbourne Women’s Fund and The Channel. Rikki holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Adelaide, a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Queensland and a Masters in Social Science (Philanthropy and Social Investment) from Swinburne University of Technology. Her Masters thesis identified the resources available to assist Trusted Advisors in promoting philanthropy in Australia.

Georgia Mathews: Georgia founded The Channel Giving Circle at the end of 2016 and is currently the organisation’s Executive Director. The Channel funds lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) opportunities nationally, and has a focus on ‘growing the pot of gold under the rainbow’. The first cause-based giving circle in Australia, The Channel has a growing membership of more than 70 Members across five states. Georgia also works as Community Philanthropy Coordinator for the Inner North Community Foundation and sits on the Board of the Urgent Action Fund Asia Pacific. She has worked for Social Ventures Australia and the Australian Women Donors Network and is currently completing her Master of Social Investment and Philanthropy at Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Social Impact.

 

Cost: $25, includes 2 x drinks and canapes.

To buy tickets go to the website.

Start: October 25 @ 6:00 pm
End: October 25 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: Beer Deluxe
Address:
Federation Square
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific

Activate & Accelerate

The Impact Investment Summit is the peak gathering of Asia Pacific’s impact investment community, convening active investors and those exploring the development of an impact investment strategy. Over the course of three days the Summit is designed to foster knowledge sharing, build relationships and inspire greater commitment to deploying capital for social and environmental impact.

This year our focus is on activating and accelerating. Bringing the investor community together, to learn from international luminaries, each other and to share knowledge we aim to activate new players, deals, and product, and accelerate the leading edge work in the region.

13-15 November 2017

For more information and to register visit the website.

Start: November 13 @ 9:00 am
End: November 15 @ 4:30 pm
Venue: Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Sydney

SOHN Conference Australia

Sohn Australia – Hearts and Minds Investment Leaders Conference brings together some of the best and brightest investors from around the world. The Conference will expand the organization’s global presence, inspiring the investment community to raise crucial funds to support medical research and care. Proceeds from this year’s Sohn Australia will be will be dedicated to medical research and care within the prestigious Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute as well as the Black Dog Institute, MS Research Australia and JDRF Australia.

For more information visit the website.

 

Start: November 17
End: November 17

Induction Program for Trustees of Charitable Foundations – Sydney

Two of Australia’s leading professional associations Philanthropy Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors have collaborated to develop a powerful and insightful governance program for trustees and directors of charitable foundations who invest and distribute funds for social good in Australia and overseas.

Being a trustee or a director/responsible person of a charitable foundation and/or a Private/Public Ancillary Fund (PAF/PuAF) is an intrinsically rewarding role. It also brings significant responsibilities.

Trustees of each have the ultimate responsibility for its governance. They are responsible for directing the affairs of the foundation to ensure it is well run and compliant with the law, relevant Guidelines and the Trust Deed. This half day course will explore the broader governance duties of trustees as they relate to administration, investment decisions and distribution of foundation funds.

Sydney: 17 November

For more information and tickets visit the website.

 

Start: November 17 @ 9:00 am
End: November 17 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: AICD
Address:
Level 1, 10 Bond Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

Philanthropy: Creating Impact and Dancing with Elephants

NFMRI’s third annual conference, “Philanthropy: Creating Impact and Dancing with Elephants”, will take place on the 21st and 22nd of November 2017.

The conference will have four themes:

Theme 1 – Political pillars: working with all levels of government: As the largest ‘elephant’, Government has great influence and the ability to prioritise, accelerate and support medical research innovation.

Theme 2 – Navigating amongst the elephants: Universities, venture capital, pharma and industry can also be elephants; they are big, each play significant roles, but navigating successfully between them and getting them to dance together and with smaller players can be complex. By working effectively and strategically, smaller players can maximise the benefits from each of the ‘elephants’.  This theme will delve deeper into the what, the how and the why that drives our elephants and demonstrate how smaller players can dance together with them to achieve success – all without being ‘trod’ on.

Theme 3 – Pathways through the jungle: Charities, trusts and foundations are generally independent, smaller players. However, they can achieve significant impact by leading change, finding new pathways and doing the things that are difficult, if not impossible, for the elephants to do.

Theme 4 – To waltz or to tango? The common denominator with philanthropists is that they want to make a difference. How this is achieved varies between individuals. This theme will provide an opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s most influential donors and learn more about their motivations and desires, how they dance with elephants and other smaller stakeholders and ultimately what it takes to work successfully with them.

For more information, visit the website.

Start: November 21 @ 8:00 am
End: November 22 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

Induction Program for Trustees of Charitable Foundations – Melbourne

Two of Australia’s leading professional associations Philanthropy Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors have collaborated to develop a powerful and insightful governance program for trustees and directors of charitable foundations who invest and distribute funds for social good in Australia and overseas.

Being a trustee or a director/responsible person of a charitable foundation and/or a Private/Public Ancillary Fund (PAF/PuAF) is an intrinsically rewarding role. It also brings significant responsibilities.

Trustees of each have the ultimate responsibility for its governance. They are responsible for directing the affairs of the foundation to ensure it is well run and compliant with the law, relevant Guidelines and the Trust Deed. This half day course will explore the broader governance duties of trustees as they relate to administration, investment decisions and distribution of foundation funds.

Melbourne: 21 November

For more information and to book tickets visit the website.

Start: November 21 @ 9:00 am
End: November 21 @ 1:00 pm

Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Sydney Community Foundation and Sydney Airport to 107 Projects

    100,000

  • Ramaciotti Foundations to Seven Australian biomedical researchers

    $1.7 million

  • Christine Wilson and Family to Snowdome Foundation

    $5.5 million

  • Kennards Hire to Redkite

    $50,000

  • Catriona and Simon Mordant to Sydney Dance Company

    $750,000

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