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CPA Not For Profit Conference Tours Australia in March


20 February 2014 at 11:27 am
Lina Caneva
Next month’s national Not for Profit conference program, presented by CPA Australia, is set to enable participants to navigate the constantly evolving landscape of the NFP sector and achieve higher levels of sophistication, innovation and sustainability.

Lina Caneva | 20 February 2014 at 11:27 am


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CPA Not For Profit Conference Tours Australia in March
20 February 2014 at 11:27 am

 Next month’s national Not for Profit conference program, presented by CPA Australia, is set  to enable participants to navigate the constantly evolving landscape of the NFP sector and achieve higher levels of sophistication, innovation and sustainability.

The conference is a two-day event that will be held in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

CPA Australia said collaboration is key to building a stronger, more agile organisation and boosting productivity. Attending the conference will help delegates to harness their creativity and discover new ways to engage with stakeholders including donors, partners and the wider community.

Benefits of attending:

Sessions have been designed in collaboration with industry leaders to ensure that delegates walk away with practical ideas and solutions to implement into their workplaces. The core focus areas for 2014 are on:

  • building a strong financial position

  • working smarter, not harder

  • retaining staff and volunteers

  • creating new sources of funding

  • improving governance activities

Focus areas:

  • Increase understanding of the new political and regulatory environment

  • Attend discussion forums and share industry-specific ideas, successes and challenges with peers

  • Build more sophisticated leadership skills to improve individual and team performance outcomes

  • Gain up to 17 CPD hours

  • Get complimentary access to On Demand sessions across all locations when you purchase a one-day package or more

Keynote speakers include:

  • Mike Cannon-Brookes: Co-founder, Atlassian; Member, Advisory Board, Room to Read Australia (Sydney conference)

  • Professor Peter Shergold AC: Chancellor, University of Western Sydney (Sydney conference)

  • Rebecca McGrath: Steering Committee, Project New Dawn (Melbourne conference)

  • David Crosbie: Chief Executive Officer, Community Council for Australia (Sydney and Melbourne conferences)

  • Tania de Jong AM: Founder: Creative Universe, Creativity Australia, Music Theatre Australia, Pot-Pourri, The Song Room; Founder and Executive Producer, Creative Innovation 2010–2013 (All locations)

  • Susan Pascoe AM: Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Melbourne and Perth conferences)

  • Professor David Gilchrist: Director, Curtin Not-for-profit Initiative, Curtin University

  • Rosemary Addis: Founder, Impact Investing Australia; Executive Director, Impact Strategist (Melbourne conference)

Where and when?

  • Melbourne: Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 12 March

  • Sydney: Thursday 13 – Friday 14 March

  • Perth: Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 March

  • Brisbane: Thursday 20 – Friday 21 March

Scholarships

CPA Australia and the Australian Scholarships Foundation are offering full scholarships to attend the Not-for-Profit Conference 2014.

The scholarship is available for two (2x) people per state, and is valued at $1,310. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable managers and financial officers of registered charitable organisations to enhance their knowledge and skills to contribute to the management of their organisation.

CPA Australia conferences provide opportunities to gain insights from leading experts, understand the business environment and share industry knowledge with peers.

More information about the upcoming conference program can be found here. CPA Australia’s Not-for-profit resources, including the charities guide, are also available.


Lina Caneva  |  Editor  |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years. She was the editor of Pro Bono Australia News from when it was founded in 2000 until 2018.

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