Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

Thought Leadership Forum with David Carrington (Brisbane)

Philanthropy Australia presents and informative thought leadership forum where David Carrington will present a ‘state of the nation’ overview of the latest thinking around the current role and best future of philanthropy.

The thought leadership event aims to challenge, inspire and provoke thinking over a broad range of topics including:

  • What can philanthropy contribute to solving intractable ‘wicked’ problems like poverty or climate change?
  • Accountability – what are the responsibilities of private wealth as it seeks to resource public good?
  • Advocacy – should philanthropy be bolder in expressing political points of view, helping preserve civic space, funding social movements?
  • What more can philanthropy do to ensure the sustainable health of the NFP charitable sector?
  • What is philanthropy doing well, and what do we need to do better?

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a leader in the global philanthropic sector and contribute to the discussion.

Where: Brisbane, QLD

When: Wed 18th Apr 2018, 10:00 – 12:00 (2 hours)

To register visit the website.

Start: April 18 @ 10:00 am
End: April 18 @ 12:00 pm

The Funding Network Geelong – Live Crowdfunding for Social Change

The Funding Network is thrilled to host their first ever TFN Live Geelong event on Tuesday 17 April, in partnership with Give Where You Live Foundation.

Start: April 17 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 17 @ 8:30 pm

The Funding Network Sydney – Live Crowdfunding for Social Change

Join us on 11 April to hear from the three remarkable women behind Mama Lana’s Community Foundation, Zara’s House Refugee Women’s Centre and The Sanctuary Women and Children’s Refuge. They’re bold, ambitious and dedicated to achieving change for some of Australia’s most marginalised communities.

Start: April 11 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 11 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: AMP
33 Alfred Street
Sydney, NSW Australia

AEGN’S 2018 Conference

Eco:Investing – Philanthropy Energising the Green Economy. Philanthropy can accelerate and energise this transition – with ideas, knowledge, advocacy, collaboration, influence and investment.

Start: March 20 @ 8:00 am
End: March 20 @ 5:30 pm
Venue: View by Sydney
Pier 2, 13 Hickson Rd
Walsh Bay, NSW Australia

Nexus Australia Youth Summit

A varied and interactive program of panels, workshops, and social activities will explore philanthropy, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship, family dynamics, strategies for investing and attracting investment, social transformation, and more.

Start: March 18
End: March 20
Venue: Myer Mural Hall and Central Pier
Cost: See website

Philanthropy in the Pub – The Role of Philanthropy in Advocacy

Where: Sydney, NSW

When: Wed 14th Mar 2018, 18:00 – 20:00

Presented by: The Benevolent Society

You’re invited to Philanthropy in the Pub – a conversation for new and emerging philanthropists. This is an opportunity for like-minded individuals to get together in a relaxed environment and lead discussions on social change.

This session will focus on the role of Philanthropy in Advocacy – The importance of funding advocacy to influence our laws and policies, corporate behaviours and public sentiments to shape social and environmental outcomes.

This event is designed for those who are seeking a personal social journey rather then those who are working in the philanthropic industry.


The Imperial Hotel Paddington

252 Oxford Street

Paddington, NSW 2021

For more information and tickets go here.


Start: March 14 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 14 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: The Imperial Hotel, 252 Oxford St, Paddington

Generosity Forum 2018

Sharing stories is a great way to learn, and if you are part of the philanthropic community then the Generosity Forum is a great place to learn from others’ stories and to share your own.

Start: February 27 @ 8:00 am
End: February 27 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Parade
MELBOURNE, VIC 3002 Australia
Cost: See website

Fundraising through Bequests and Planned Giving

This webinar is best suited to fundraising, development and philanthropy managers in arts and cultural organisations who have recently introduced or are considering a bequests and planned giving program. Cost: $40 + booking fee

Start: February 26 @ 2:00 pm
End: February 26 @ 2:40 pm
Venue: Webinar

TFN Melbourne – Live Crowdfunding for Social Change

The Funding Network is pioneering a live crowdfunding model enabling people to have a collective impact far greater than they could achieve alone.

Start: February 22 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 22 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Hall & Wilcox
525 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Legal Laneway Breakfast 2018

Early bird registrations now open! Come and celebrate the opening of the legal year at Victoria Law Foundation’s informal Legal Laneway Breakfast held in Hardware Lane.

Start: February 7 @ 8:00 am
End: February 7 @ 9:00 am
Venue: Hardware Lane,
between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • The Funding Network to Mama Lana’s Community Foundation


  • The Funding Network to Zara’s House Refugee Women’s Centre


  • The Funding Network to The Sanctuary Women and Children’s Refuge


  • Hand Heart Pocket to Hear and Say


  • Andrew and Paula Liveris to University of Queensland

    $13.5 milion

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