Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

AEGN Conference 2017: A vision for our future

What is the state of our environment?

Australia’s fifth State of the Environment report will be released in early 2017. Compiled every five years, the report provides a powerful roadmap authored by independent scientists.

Rarely do so many leading minds come together to give a nationwide and up-to-date view on the state of our environment and publicly tell us what they think needs to happen. As philanthropists, it provides the vision for our future and an opportunity to consider how we can make a real difference.

Be challenged, inspired, and motivated alongside like minded folks at AEGN’s 2017 conference.

Topics will include:

– The big environmental challenges for the next five years

– Where philanthropy is best allocated

– Where have we made progress and why?

– The latest in climate, coasts, marine, biodiversity, inland waters and the built environment

– How we can collaborate and amplify our impact?

*Please note – this event is for Grantmakers not Grantseekers.

Conference schedule:

Tues 2 May, 5.30 – 9.00pm – Conference dinner – Taxi Kitchen, Federation Square

Wed 3 May, 8.15am – 7.00pm – Conference Day 1  (includes Cocktail event)

Thurs 4 May, 8.45am – 5.30pm – Conference Day 2


For more information visit the AEGN 2017 Conference website.

Start: May 2
End: May 4

Think Outcomes

The Centre for Social Impact, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth and the Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia are proud to present Think Outcomes – a two day, multi-workshop conference in Sydney.

No matter where you’re at in your outcomes measurement efforts, Think Outcomes has a stream tailored to meet your needs and help you get to the next level.

Think Outcomes 2017 is focusing on the leadership of cultural change, exploring how you can lead a cultural shift, communicate change, and bring others along on the journey.

For the full program, head here or register here.

Start: May 9
End: May 10
Venue: UTS

Philanthropy NZ Summit 2017

Philanthropy Summit 2017: Innovate for Impact is bringing together global and local thought leaders from philanthropy, business, iwi, government, investment and the community sector along with innovators for the two-day summit.

The Summit, which attracts an international audience, will focus on global and local examples of innovation in philanthropy. It will provide opportunities for attendees to learn best practice and hear success stories, first-hand, around innovation in the sector, from community engagement to investment, advocacy to technology.

The 2017 Summit’s impressive line-up includes keynote speakers Katy Love, Wikimedia Foundation (USA); Allan and Rachel English, English Family Foundation, (AUS); Donna Flavell, Waikato-Tainui (NZ); Judge Carolyn Henwood (NZ), Dai Henwood (NZ) and Naida Glavish, co-chair of her iwi Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua (NZ).

Full program and registration details available here

Start: May 10
End: May 12
Venue: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

10×10 Melbourne

What is 10×10 about?

10×10’s mission is to fight apathy & engender a culture of giving & philanthropy within Australia’s young professional & creative communities.

This is achieved through live crowdfunding, dragons den-style events that provide a forum for participants to give to young and emerging charities in a scalable and sustainable way.

How does it work?

1 – Ten event committee members organise a charity event (1 x venue, 3 x charities, 1 x dragon, food & drink).

2 – Each committee member invites ten of their friends to each contribute $100 or more to attend the event (10 x 10… get it?), creating a pool of at least $10,000

3 – Upon arrival at the event the attendees are given ‘Charity Dollars’ equal to their $100 ticket.

4 – At least 100 patrons attend to watch three charities pitch their cause, model and impact – all with a dragon who questions the charities in front of the audience.

5 – Each audience member then gets to put their charity dollars towards the charity of their choice.


Start: May 25 @ 6:30 pm
End: May 25 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Pozible Headquarters, 2/108-112 Langridge St, Collingwood

The Funding Network – SYD

The Funding Network hosts live crowdfunding events that make giving fun, inspirational and easy to help create powerful social change.

The Funding Network’s next Sydney event will form part of the VIVID Ideas 2017 program. It will feature three grassroots non-profits using creativity or the arts in innovative ways to effect positive social change.

Ticket cost: $30

For more info or to purchase tickets, head to The Funding Network website.

Start: June 1 @ 5:30 pm
End: June 1 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: PwC, Level 17, One International Towers, Watermans Quay, Barangaroo

The Funding Network – MELB

The Funding Network hosts live crowdfunding events that make giving fun, inspirational and easy to help create powerful social change.

The June 6 event is The Funding Network’s first ever event to exclusively showcase Victorian grassroots social enterprises.

Three finalists will receive professional coaching and the chance to pitch to a live audience for $15,000+ each.

Ticket Cost : $30

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit The Funding Network website.


Start: June 6 @ 5:30 pm
End: June 6 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: PwC, 2 Riverside Quay Southbank

The Funding Network – BRIS


The Funding Network hosts live crowdfunding events that make giving fun, inspirational and easy to help create powerful social change.

The Funding Network’s next Brisbane event during QCF Philanthropy Week will be generously hosted by Clayton Utz, in collaboration with Morgans, Silver Chef and Queensland Community Foundation to showcase a diverse group of QLD grassroots non-profits and social entrepreneurs presenting inspiring programs that address social issues locally or overseas.

Ticket Cost : $30

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit The Funding Network website. 


Start: June 14 @ 5:30 pm
End: June 14 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Clayton Utz, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle St, Brisbane

Social Enterprise Conference 2017

Activating Australia’s Social Enterprise Economy: Delivering on Potential

On Wednesday June 21, the Australian social enterprise community will come together for a day in Melbourne to discuss how to develop, deliver and generate social impact through social enterprise.

The Social Enterprise Conference 2017 focusses on how social enterprise can provide innovative solutions to employment for migrants, refugees and people with disability; as well as workshops in governance, finance, starting an enterprise and how to sell and purchase from social enterprise.

The Social Enterprise Conference is the only dedicated event in Australia that brings the social enterprise ecosystem together as a community to learn and network.

Full details and tickets available here.

Start: June 21
End: June 21
Venue: Swinburne University, Hawthorn

Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Impact100 Sydney to Leichardt Women’s Community Health Centre


  • ANZ Banking Group to FRRR's Repair-Restore-Renew Fund


  • Ian Potter Foundation to Victoria University

    $5 million

  • Jack Ma Foundation to University of Newcastle

    $26.4 million

  • The Wicking Trust to The GroundSwell Project

    $390,000 over three years

See all gifts