Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

National Volunteering Conference 2018

Ignite. Invigorate. Inspire.

National Volunteering Conference 2018 will ‘ignite, invigorate and inspire’ delegates through an engaging three-day program held in Sydney, from 20-22 June 2018, addressing challenges facing the sector and identifying opportunities for progress.

Delegates will build networks and learn new skills to take back to their local communities, with the aim of contributing to a sustainable future for volunteering in Australia.

The National Volunteering Conference 2018 – NVC2018 is the principal Australian forum for volunteer managers, not-for-profit leaders, policy makers, corporates, and the public, to come together to advance volunteering.

The Conference will bring together managers of volunteers, decision makers, and practitioners, to advance volunteering across the country, and to inform the national agenda.

For more information and to register, go here.
Start: June 20 @ 9:00 am
End: June 22 @ 3:00 pm
Venue: International Convention Centre
Sydney, NSW

Newday: Ambitious leaders, radical change

Newday is an unmissable one-day summit offering wide-ranging perspectives on leading for the greater good of others. Hear from courageous and inspirational trailblazers from Australia and around the globe who will motivate, challenge and prepare you to become the leader you want to be.

Speakers include Shivani Gupta, Dr Sally Rundle, Phil Nosworthy, Sashenka Worsman, Dr Fiona Kerr and Katrina Webb.

For more information and to register, go here.

Start: July 4 @ 9:30 am
End: July 4 @ 5:30 pm
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Adelaide, South Australia

Philanthropy Australia 2018 Conference: Is Purpose Enough?

Save The Date: More details available soon

Start: September 4 @ 8:00 am
End: September 5 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Grand Hyatt
Melbourne, Australia

Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific 2018


There is an urgency to mobilising capital for good.

We believe that the convergence of three major trends: mindfulness; face-to-face convening; and capital for good, presents an unheralded opportunity for us come together to co-create, co-design and co-operate for greater positive social and environment impact.  Our purpose is to convene, catalyse, and grow the impact ecosystem at both the individual and collective level in the Asia Pacific to exponentially leap towards a transformational economy.


A transformational economy that is steeped in the practice of care for people and our planet.


The impact ecosystem is broad and growing. It is relatively new and as such requires a consistent meeting of hearts and minds both face-to-face, and through digital channels. Through convening, sharing learning, co-designing solutions, developing at an individual and collective level, and collaborating as broadly as possible we can fertilise, cross-fertilise, activate and accelerate the ecosystem for significant growth and impact.

For more information, go here.

Start: November 7 @ 8:00 am
End: November 9 @ 5:00 pm

Culture Business

Culture Business (CB), the leading conference for fundraising in the arts, is coming to the Australian Capital this November. With a record breaking number of galleries and museums, Canberra is the new host city for the third edition of Culture Business in Australia. The conference will take place in some of the most prestigious venues of the city.


CB Canberra tackles the big questions facing arts fundraisers today.

How does one prospect, cultivate and retain a corporate sponsor? How can a crisis be transformed into an opportunity? What are the steps involved in designing, adopting and sticking to an effective long-term fundraising strategy that is both stable and reactive? How can we best engage with our boards and committees?

Culture Business will focus on corporate sponsorship, philanthropy, development staffing models and new business models for revenue generation to provide fundraisers with the tools to take their fundraising to the next level.

 Speakers and Participants

Culture Business attracts CEOs, development directors, corporate partnership managers, philanthropy managers and marketing, communications and business development professionals in the arts sector. CB Canberra will bring together prominent speakers from galleries, museums, biennales, the performing arts, foundations, business and luxury groups around the world.

Hear from sponsors, philanthropists, board members and experts in fundraising as we share the best practices from all over the world.

Confirmed speakers include:

Will Cary, Senior Director Annual and Corporate Giving, The Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Pascal Hufschmid, Head of External Affairs, Musee de lÉlysee (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Nick Mitzevich, Director, National Gallery of Australia

Bruce McGaskill, Director, Fit Sponsorship Group

John McLeod, JBWere Philanthropic Services

For more information go here.

Start: November 20 @ 8:00 am
End: November 22 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: National Gallery of Australia
Canberra, Australia

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Hand Heart Pocket to Help Enterprises

    $3.3 million

  • The Wilson Foundation to Deakin University’s Food & Mood Centre

    More than $1 million

  • Dick Smith to The Country Women's Association

    $1 million

  • The Cauliflower Club to Sargood Foundation


  • The estate of James Fairfax to The National Gallery of Australia

    $1.2 million

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