Summit Joins Philanthropy With Social Entrepreneurs
4 July 2013 at 11:04 am
The next generation of philanthropists and social entrepreneurs will converge in Sydney in October to re-think the way philanthropy works in Australia.
The inaugural Nexus Youth Summit, hosted by the Foundation of Young Australians (FYA) and Search for Common Ground, will join like-minded young wealth givers and social entrepreneurs together to elevate the importance of private giving in Australia.
The Nexus global movement is made of more than 1000 young people from across 60 countries who strive to change the world through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.
It includes some of the world’s most innovative young social, political and economic leaders, and has already proven successful in New York, London and Beijing.
The summit is open to participants aged between 15 and 40, with 10% of spots made available to allies and mentors over 40.
FYA CEO Jan Owen said Australia was at a stage where there was an intergenerational transfer of wealth from parents to children which meant there was a new and growing group of young and wealthy people who are interested in profit and purpose.
“There is no better time than now to bring these people together so we can create many binding relationships together and collaborate earlier,” she said.
“We are in a very exciting time in philanthropy.
“People want to get immersed and get their hands dirty. They’re interested in being part of the solution.
“We have got an incredible amount of talent in Australia.”
The first Australian summit will enable participants to learn, interrogate and debate pertinent issues with their peers and will look at innovative approaches to creating change as well as opportunities to collaborate for greater impact.
The Summit aims to inspire new leadership, greater generosity and more strategic investing in social and environmental projects.
It will explore pertinent social issues, innovative approaches to creating change, and effective ways to collaborate.
Experienced philanthropists or impact investors are invited to become mentors to the next generation of donors and investors. It is an opportunity to educate newcomers about issues and inspire new commitments.
Those who are new to philanthropy or impact investing can learn from some of greatest philanthropic leaders and investors of your generation. It is an opportunity to gain inspiration from the latest innovations in the field, find mentors or find job and volunteer opportunities with your ideal philanthropy and social investing ventures.
For social entrepreneurs, the summit provides opportunity to engage in dialogue and partner with some of the greatest minds about leading innovations.
Influencers can also take important knowledge from the leading voices of young generations and share it with others.
Expressions of interest for the inaugural Australian event are now open.
Participation is free but by invitation only. Applications close July 30.