Upcoming Seminars and Workshops

10 x 10 Philanthropy Young Variety (Sydney)

Pledges are now available for the YOUNG VARIETY event!

DATE: TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2017

TIME: 6:30pm for drinks & canapes.  Speakers begin at 7pm.

LOCATION: Herbert Smith Freehills, ANZ Tower 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Pledges of $100, $150 and $250 are available.

To find out more information and buy tickets go here.

Young Variety is comprised of young professionals who volunteer their time to raise awareness, engagement and funds among young people and professionals in the community to support Variety. Learn more about Variety here.

Start: November 28 @ 6:30 pm
End: November 28 @ 9:00 pm

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

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 – 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

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

10 x 10 Philanthropy (Sydney)

Pledges are now available for the SYDNEY event!

DATE: THURSDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2017

TIME: Doors open at 6pm and pitches start at 6:30pm

LOCATION: Haymarket HQ, 2/63 Dixon St, Haymarket NSW 2000

(Drinks & canapés provided. To view a map of the location, please click here)

The three charities pitching are: Same Skies, Movers – Moving Against Domestic Violence, and SISTER2sister.

You can pledge $100, $150 or $250. For more information about how 10×10 works and to pledge go here.

Start: November 16 @ 6:00 pm
End: November 16 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Haymarket HQ
Address:
2/63 Dixon St
Haymarket, NSW 2000 Australia

10 x 10 Philanthropy (Adelaide)

Tickets are now available for the Adelaide event!

DATE: WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2017

TIME: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

LOCATION: THE GALLERY, 30 WAYMOUTH ST ADELAIDE

(Drinks & canapés provided. To view a map of the location, please click here)

Charities pitching are: Safe Pets Safe Families, Living Without Limits, and Still Aware.

For more information and to buy tickets, go here.

Start: November 15 @ 6:00 am
End: November 15 @ 8:30 pm

Women Donors Network: Funding the Future for Women & Girls with Lisa Witter (Melb)

Lisa Witter

In Conversation with Catherine Fox

The Australian Women Donors Network is proud to present this very special event featuring global thought leader, author, entrepreneur, philanthropy trailblazer and change-maker  Lisa Witter.

Lisa provides a new perspective on the forces of philanthropy, gender, entrepreneurship, and impact investing and how they interact with government policy.  In keeping with our established tradition of presenting outstanding international speakers, Lisa’s interactive presentation style will inform, inspire and thoroughly engage you in examining how we can unleash the full potential of women and girls – surely one of the most significant challenges and exciting opportunities of our time.

WHEN: Tuesday 14 November, 2017. 3:30 – 5:30pm followed by drinks
WHERE: EY Level 23, 8 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

To book tickets go here.

Start: November 14 @ 3:30 pm
End: November 14 @ 5:30 pm

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

Women Donors Network: Funding the Future for Women & Girls (Syd)

LISA WITTER
IN CONVERSATION WITH
GEORGINA DENT

The Australian Women Donors Network is proud to present this very special events featuring global thought leader, author, entrepreneur, philanthropy trailblazer and change-maker Lisa Witter.

Lisa provides a new perspective on the forces of philanthropy, gender, entrepreneurship, and impact investing and how they interact with government policy.  In keeping with our established tradition of presenting outstanding international speakers, Lisa’s interactive presentation style will inform, inspire and thoroughly engage you in examining how we can unleash the full potential of women and girls – surely one of the most significant challenges and exciting opportunities of our time.

When: 12pm – 2pm, Friday 10 November 2017
Where: One International Towers Sydney
Level 17 Watermans Quay
Barangaroo NSW 2000

Book tickets here.

Start: November 10 @ 12:00 pm
End: November 10 @ 2:00 pm

Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • nib foundation to 10 charity partners supporting vulnerable and marginalised groups.

    $300,000

  • Pamela Galli to Prof Doug Hilton, director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

    $5 million

  • Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation to 16 groups including the Hunter Medical Research Institute.

    $780,000

  • Victoria Law Foundation to St Kilda Legal Service and Victorian AIDS Council

    $111,000

  • Paul Ramsay Foundation to Generation V

    $24.5 million

See all gifts