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Philanthropy, Systems and Change: Perspectives, tools and stories

Location: Adelaide , Brisbane , Melbourne , Sydney (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide) Event Dates:   05 March 2020 - 10 March 2020

Event Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (AEST) Organisation: Philanthropy Australia Contact Name: Philanthropy Australia Contact Phone: 1300 511 500 Contact Email: Cost: 165 Posted: 21 February 2020

Philanthropy, Systems and Change: Perspectives, tools and stories


Book your place at Philanthropy Australia’s first Thought Leadership event in 2020, to join keynote speaker Emily Tow, President of The Tow Foundation (USA).
Emily will share her experience as an active systems change philanthropist and her commitment to supporting advocacy as a key to achieving social change. Under Emily’s leadership, The Tow Foundation has promoted solutions to a more equitable, fair and safe criminal justice system in Connecticut, New York and across the United States.
Emily will be joined by a panel of experts in their fields including Kerry Jones, Director of Systems Initiatives, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation in Adelaide. Jess Dart, CEO, Clear Horizon Consulting in Melbourne. Beck Dawson – Chief Resilience Officer, City of Sydney in Sydney and Matthew Cox – Director, Logan Together in Brisbane.
This event will surface insights through stories of change globally about how philanthropy is evolving to influence systems. In addition to sharing how working with the Justice System to reduce incarceration rates links to health systems. Carolyn Curtis, CEO, TACSI will discuss ‘Philanthropy, systems and change’ an innovative report comprised of a collection of unique stories and tools to support foundations in growing the mindsets, behaviours and practices that enable systems change.
Part of this event will be a hands-on workshop with Chris Vanstone, CIO, TACSI exploring some of the reflection tools in ‘Philanthropy, Systems and Change’ concluding with a panel discussion with Philanthropy and NFP leaders in each State.
Event Details
  • Melbourne: 5 March (9:30am-11:30am)
  • Brisbane: 6 March (2:00pm – 4:00pm)
  • Sydney: 9 March (9:30am – 11:30am)
  • Adelaide: 10 March (2:00pm – 4:oopm)
What can I expect?

We’ll begin this 2-hour session with a review of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation’s (TACSI) report on Philanthropy, Systems and Change. Emily will then present a 20-minute keynote address before TACSI facilitate a 30-minute workshop. The results of the workshop will be circulated among the panel members and will form base topics for a panel discussion and questions and answers forum.


Who is this event suited to?

  • Philanthropists and Foundations that are active in systems change work
  • Philanthropists and Foundations that are beginning to work this way or are interested to learn more
  • Charities/non-profits that work in systems change: with either positive or negative experiences
  • Systems change influencers and government active in systems


Event Category: General | Innovation | Philanthropy

Event Type: Workshop

Enquiries: Contact Phone 1300 511 500


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