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Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way?

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Date: 23 February 2017 at 03:00 am Presenter: Belinda Duarte, Peter Aldenhoven & Genevieve Timmons Run time: 60 minutes Location: Online Live Tickets: $55 – $540 (in AUD) Materials Price: $50.00 (in AUD)

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The Post Webinar Pack is now available for purchase. It includes materials for both ‘How to start a not for profit: Why would you? | Part 1’ and ‘How to start a not for profit: Meeting legal and tax obligations | Part 2’. 

Audio and video recordings, slide decks and webinar books for the webinar. The webinar book is a tool designed to ensure your learnings last. It includes the session’s transcript with corresponding slides, the live chat stream and presenter notes.


Respectful relationships and cultural awareness are essential first steps in effective funding relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ​ communities, leaders and organisations. This webinar is presented by two Aboriginal leaders who are experts in philanthropy and grant-making, Belinda Duarte and Peter Aldenhoven. They will share their experience and observations of healthy, sustainable funding partnerships intended to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ​Peoples. They will discuss what has (and hasn’t) worked in the past, and their expectations of successful pathways for shared design and mutually beneficial outcomes.

Topics will include :

  • What cultural awareness and cultural safety mean for people working in philanthropy in 2017
  • The benefits and importance of deeper listening, and how this can influence funding relationships and strategies that deliver better outcomes for all involved.
  • Common ‘mistakes’ people make, and barriers to respectful funding relationships – how it really is and how it can be if we get it right.
  • Essential elements of healthy funding relationships – Practical ideas, tools and approaches that are working

By popular request, this webinar is offered to follow on a session at the Philanthropy Australia Conference in September 2016, “Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way?: Stories from the field, practical steps and tools to forge respectful funding relationships and invest in leadership of Aboriginal Australia.”

The conference session was sponsored by the Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership with Woor-Dungin. It generated great interest from people who took advantage of the opportunity for Aboriginal ​and Torres Strait Islander ​ leaders and grant-makers to have open dialogue about good practice, challenges and some of the lessons learned.

This webinar is brought to you in partnership by Philanthropy Australia and Pro Bono Australia.

Belinda Duarte, Peter Aldenhoven & Genevieve Timmons

Belinda Duarte, Peter Aldenhoven & Genevieve Timmons

Belinda Duarte – Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership and Culture is Life Belinda Duarte is a Wotjobaluk woman who is committed to Indigenous issues and the development of Indigenous people. She is currently the CEO of Culture is Life, a philanthropic program and campaign to support community initiatives that are successfully tackling Indigenous suicide. She is a qualified teacher, was the inaugural Director of the Korin Gamadji Institute and has held a range of positions of responsibility in government and community organisations.

Peter Aldenhoven - Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association and Woor Dungin Peter Aldenhoven is a proud descendant of the peoples of Quandamooka – the Nughi clan from Moorgumpin, Moreton Island, Queensland.  He is currently the President of Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association, a gathering place on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, an hour-and-a-half drive from Melbourne.  Willum Warrain is a Gathering Place of healing and hope for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples down this way. Peter is an Indigenous educator, and teaches across three campuses of a local private school, Woodleigh.

Genevieve Timmons – Portland House Foundation Genevieve is Philanthropic Executive of the Portland House Foundation which has a charter to assist people to move out of disadvantage. She brings more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy.  Previous appointments include management of the Lance Reichstein Foundation for 12 years, followed by 6 years as an international philanthropic consultant in Australia and New Zealand. Drawing on experience with government, corporations and more than 40 different giving programs and clients, Genevieve has built professional development materials for both Australia and New Zealand, culminating in her book "Savvy Giving : The Art and Science of Philanthropy", commissioned by Australian Communities Foundation.


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