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National Volunteering Conference 2020

March 18 @ 9:00 am - March 20 @ 5:00 pm    Perth
The National Volunteering Conference is a biennial event for not-for-profit and government leaders, managers of volunteers, researchers, policy makers, and corporate social responsibility professionals to come together to advance volunteering, share knowledge, build networks and create change. Held on 18 – 20 March 2020 in the beautiful city of Perth, the premier national volunteering event in Australia is hosted by Volunteering Australia, the national peak body for volunteering in Australia, and supported in 2020 by Volunteering WA. Through the theme ‘Diversity, Power, Purpose’ delegates will explore how volunteering fosters inclusive communities and positively influences societal change to shape the future of Australia. Key Dates Call for Abstracts: Closed 4 August 2019 Program Released: September 2019 Registrations: Open now Author Notifications: By 30 September 2019 Conference: 18 – 20 March 2020 Visit: www.volunteering2020.org
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Policy and Advocacy Essential Briefing 2020

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm    Canberra
Policy and Advocacy Essential Briefing Where: Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera St, Braddon ACT 2612 When: Wednesday 18 March 2020 Time: 9am – 5pm Do you work in policy, advocacy or government relations in a not-for-profit organisation? Are you keen to learn about emerging issues in the sector, brush up on key skills and connect with like-minded people? Join us for our Essential Briefing event which focuses on relevant issues, skills development and up-to-date information for people working to create systemic change in the not-for-profit sector. What will be explored? This day long briefing will include presentations, panels tools, resources and opportunities to connect with other people working to create change. 2020 brings ongoing and unique challenges to people advocating for change in the not-for-profit sector. This Essential Briefing has been designed for people working in policy, advocacy, communications, government relations and management roles in a not-for-profit environment to provide timely information on key policy issues, the political climate and key resources. The topics being covered include: - Presentation and Q and A session on threats to not-for-profit advocacy and what these mean for our work - Panel and Q and A session on the current political environment - Tools and resources for policy investigation and advocacy - Presentations on key issues in a range of priority policy areas - Case studies of current advocacy, policy, messaging and campaigns. Speakers include: - Alice Drury, Senior Lawyer, Human Rights Law Centre - Holly Hammond, Commons Library Director, The Commons Social Change Library - Sally Rugg, Executive Director, Change.org - Sinead Canning, Campaigner, Formerly NSW Pro-Choice Alliance More speakers to be announced over coming weeks. Ticket prices include access to the event, barista made coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Registration Early Bird [available 1 January to 14 February 2020] - $449 (Professional Community Members please use your code to gain a further discount.) $224.50 (Students) General Ticket [available 15 February to 2 days before event] - $499 (Professional Community Members please use your code to gain a further discount.) $249.50 (Students)
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