Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

Philanthropy in the Pub

Philanthropy in the Pub is back!

This session will focus on citizen-centric philanthropy – an idea that decision making is better when its shaped by the knowledge and insight from communities. We’ll also explore how working collaboratively and sharing power over decision making can ultimately empower the delivery of the most effective philanthropy.

Our expert panellists include: 

Belinda Bentley – Founder and Director, Radley Property

Paul Harkin – Director Community Development, The Benevolent Society

Melissa Smith – Founder and Director, Noble Ambition

Read more about the speakers here.


COST: $25 which includes 2 drinks and canapés

RSVP here.


Start: March 8 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 8 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: The Imperial Hotel, 252 Oxford St, Paddington

Launch of Impact100 Sydney North’s first granting year

Celebrate collective giving at a very special evening, the launch of Impact100 Sydney North’s first granting year and focus area for the inaugural $100,000 high impact grant.

The evening will include stunning views of Sydney Harbour, delicious canapés, wine and inspirational speakers, Paul Clitheroe AM and Ronni Kahn. 

Tickets are available for purchase for $50 per person here. 

Start: March 9 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 9 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (RSYS), Kirribilli

2017 Generosity Forum

Conversations in changing philanthropy

Philanthropy in Australia is undergoing significant change. A new philanthropic culture is starting to emerge, one that is embracing change and dynamism, and encouraging giving in different ways, shapes and forms.

If you are part of the philanthropic community, then the Generosity Forum is a great place to learn and network. Whether you’re a donor, funder, advisor, social entrepreneur, impact investor, administrator of a trust/foundation, nonprofit/charity executive, or connected to philanthropy in some other way, the forum will help you understand how the giving landscape is shifting and the implications.

Program highlights include:

  • Philanthropic leaders share their perspective on giving
  • Giving case studies
  • How to evaluate the impact of your giving
  • Best practice giving insights
  • Family philanthropy
  • Social Enterprise – perspective from both sides of the fence
  • Impact investing – the good, the bad and the ugly
  • “How-to”, tips and practical guidance on giving

Speakers and panellists include some of Australia’s leading donors, funders, industry experts, advisors and specialists in philanthropy.

Register or view the full program here. 


Start: March 29
End: March 29
Venue: Melbourne

Australasian Social Business Forum

Join Muhammad Yunus & Australia’s most disruptive social investors and entrepreneurs including Allan English and Audette Exel – Change Our World.

Why should you attend?
• To meet and network with Australia’s leading social entrepreneurs and investors
• To learn to use business knowledge to solve entrenched social problems
• To harness disruptive thinking in the social domain
• To inspire individuals and communities to drive real and lasting change
• To explore how global corporations and philanthropists are partnering with social entrepreneurs to solve social problems.

Register now to lead the change: join in conversation with world’s leading social investors, innovators and entrepreneurs at this one-day must attend event on 6 April 2017 in Melbourne.

Full event details here. 

Start: April 6
End: April 6
Venue: 700 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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

Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • 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

  • The Wicking Trust to National Ageing Research Institute

    $3.18 million over five years

  • The Wicking Trust to University of Tasmania

    $3.72 million over five years

See all gifts