Australia’s Biggest Gathering of Philanthropists
12 August 2014 at 10:59 am
Philanthropy Australia 2014 National Conference on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 September will be bringing together leading philanthropists, trendsetters and visionaries from Australia and around the world.
It’s an exciting time for philanthropy in Australia! We’ve seen more and more major gifts in the last couple of years, more Private Ancillary Funds established and more Australians thinking about how and why they should give.
Australians are also thinking about the impact of their giving, and also how they can support important causes in new ways such as through impact investing and crowd funding.
So the timing couldn’t be better for the Philanthropy Australia 2014 National Conference, on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday, September 4, which brings together leading philanthropists, trendsetters and visionaries from both Australia and overseas.
If you’re a Not for Profit organisation, this is an event that’s not to be missed. If philanthropy is important to sustaining your organisation’s work, or if you’re interested in learning how to better access support from philanthropy, you need to meet the right people and you need to the right information and insights.
Where else can you mingle and rub shoulders with hundreds of other philanthropists and funders? Share a room with them, exchange perspectives, and learn from each other.
There are over 300 philanthropists and funders attending Australia’s biggest biannual gathering focused purely on growing philanthropy and its impact.
They range from those new to philanthropy, to established organisations like the Myer Foundation, and corporates like the AMP, Macquarie and Westpac Foundations.
Private Ancillary Funds are one of the fastest growing segments of philanthropy – but not many Not for Profits understand how to engage with them. They will also be well represented at the conference.
It’s truly a unique opportunity to attend one event and engage with such a diverse group of people and organisations dedicated supporting important causes in our community.
Where else can you find out about the latest trends in philanthropy and how they will be relevant for your organisation?
On Day 1, speakers and delegates from the philanthropic, advisory and broader NFP sectors will discuss and debate global and local trends in philanthropy, impact investing, digital civil society and innovation.
The six overseas guests include American philanthropy luminaries Christine Sherry and Lucy Bernholz, who will speak on key themes including emerging developments in philanthropy and digital civil society, in a program that intersperses keynote addresses with workshops, interactive pop-ups and ‘in conversation’ sessions.
Of those less formal sessions, a highlight will be a chat between Andrew Forrest and Graham Tuckwell. It’s very unusual to have two mega-gifters in conversation, let alone without a facilitator. It’s sure to be a thought provoking discussion which provides a rare insight into what motivates the people behind the mega-gifts.
Once formal proceedings conclude, participants can look forward to a big social event at the National Gallery of Victoria.
It’s not just a time to relax and enjoy a glass of fine wine, but also the perfect opportunity for Not for Profits to meet philanthropists and funders and interact one on one in a more relaxed setting.
This will also be when the winners of Philanthropy Australia’s inaugural ‘Philanthropy Leader of the Year’ and ‘Emerging Philanthropy Leader of the Year’ are announced.
With only three weeks to go until the event, tickets are selling fast, so register now so you don’t miss out – visit www.philanthropy.org.au/conference to secure your spot!