Close Search
Loading Events

Accessing Finance for Growth

  • This event has passed.

Date: 28 May 2015 at 03:00 am Presenter: Shari Lawrence and Darren Boman. Run time: 60 Location: Online Materials Price: $40 (in AUD)

× The live session has passed. Catch up by downloading the post-webinar pack below.



As social enterprises continue to grow and mature, there is an increasing need for businesses to access capital and investors – even when they do not fit into the one-size-fits-all box often applied by lending institutions.

Community finance firm, Foresters, has spent almost two decades innovating and adapting financial models to help social enterprises and non-profit organisations to launch new enterprises, leverage existing assets, develop revenue streams and become more sustainable.

This webinar will highlight how to assess your organisation’s needs, develop a sound financial strategy, effectively leverage existing assets, overcome potential barriers, improve governance structures and processes and approach potential financiers.

Who should attend?

  • Finance and Senior managers
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Board members
  • CEO/General Managers/Directors of smaller not-for-profit organisations

Can’t make the date?

If you pay and register for any of our Executive Webinars, you will also receive the slide pack and full video recording. So if your schedule is tight, you can watch it in your own time.

*Please note that Organisational Ticket purchases must include the email addresses of all attedning staff. Please send the email addresses to as soon as possible to ensure that they can access the webinar. 

This Executive Webinar is proudly presented by RedBack Conferencing.

Redback Conferencing is an Australian Conferencing Service Provider that dramatically improves the way organisations meet, present and collaborate at a distance. They deploy the latest Webinar, Webcasting, Teleconferencing, Web Conferencing and Video Conferencing technologies to thousands of Australian organisations all while delivering an unmatched level of support, ease of use and peace of mind. ( |


Shari Lawrence and Darren Boman.

Shari Lawrence and Darren Boman.

Shari Lawrence

Shari joined the Foresters team in 2011 as the Organisational Finance Manager for the newly initiated business unit. Shari has over 15 years experience in senior positions in non-profit, fund management and property companies in both Australia and the UK. These roles have ranged from launching new social enterprise programs, providing finance and advisory services to non-profits and social enterprises, providing strategic property investment advice and responsibility for fund management of portfolios of institutional property.

Shari enjoys her current role at Foresters leading the team to enable social enterprises and non-profits reach their potential through providing access to appropriate finance.

 Darren Boman

Darren has been working in the finance industry for over 15 years. Starting out with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he obtained his chartered accounting qualification, he then moved to their Dubai office to work on delivering process improvement and business re-engineering projects for some of Dubai’s larger businesses.

After a long stint as the CFO of a U.A.E. based bank, Darren returned to Australia to work for Suncorp for a number of years before leaving to start his own businesses. Wanting to leverage his business and strategy skills for social good, Darren decided to re-enter the finance industry to assist local communities and social enterprises meet their vision.


Panel Discussion Webinar
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook