Philanthropy Australia National Conference Workshops

The Philanthropy Australia National Conference brings the philanthropic sector and broader community together with the world’s best thinkers, strategists and leading voices to act as a catalyst for change.  

These are uncertain times. The effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic will be long-lasting and it’s critical that the philanthropic sector comes together to connect, share learnings, experiences and best-practice approaches to support the new environment and long-term recovery.  

The 2021 Philanthropy Australia National Conference interactive online program will focus on what our Australian and global communities need from philanthropy as we move forward into a changed future, and work to build back better together.

On the 21-22 April, the thought-provoking sessions program unpacked and debated the future needs of our society and the role of philanthropy in addressing these challenges, asking: which directions should we take? Who decides? And based on what evidence or signals?  

Following on from those sessions, join us on 5-6 May as we come together online for the Philanthropy Australia National Conference Workshops to explore a diverse, interactive program and ask: what does the future need from us, now?  

When: 5-6 May - Workshops

Where: Online

THE  SPEAKERS

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Dr Guillermo Castilleja

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Senior Advisor, Global Alliance for the Future of Food (US)

THE SCHEDULE

OUR PARTNERS

Philanthropy Australia acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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ABN: 79 578 875 531 ACN: 070 104 255

To take advantage of the discounted member rate, you (or your organisation) must be a Philanthropy Australia member at the time of registration and at the time of the conference. Contact our Membership Services team today at membership@philanthropy.org.au to learn more about our membership packages and benefits

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Deanne Weir

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Chair, AI Media

Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls

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Co-chair, Global Fund For Women Board

Dr Squirrel Main

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Research and Evaluation Manager, Ian Potter Foundation

Isabelle Reinecke

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Executive Director and Founder, Grata Fund

Edgar Villanueva

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Senior Vice President, Programs & Advocacy, Schott Foundation

Dr Dave Kennedy

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Founder,
igiveonepercent.org

Mark Reading

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Head of Foundation,
 Atlassian Foundation

09:45 AM

Introduction 

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

New power: donor organising and activism 

Harriet McCallum

Executive Officer, Mannifera  

Solome Lemma

Executive Director, Thousand Currents (US)  

Georgia Mathews

Philanthropy and Engagement Manager, Australian Communities Foundation  

Moderator 

Panellists

Deanne Weir

Weir Anderson Foundation and Chair, Mannifera  

From crisis to opportunity: how philanthropy can drive system change in the age of disruption  

Moderator 

Michelle Higelin

Executive Director, ActionAid   

Panellists

Global Fund For Women Board Co-chair & Shifting The Power Coalition Technical Adviser (Fiji)  

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls

Tracey Spicer AM

Author, journalist, broadcaster   

Kristina Stefanova

Co-founder, Bundaleer Sustainable Investments   

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

On the Right side of History: Unpacking the journey towards 100% Responsible Investing  

Amanda Miller

Co-founder, Impact Generation Partners  

Adam Milgrom

Besen Family Foundation   

Maree Sidey

CEO, Australian Communities Foundation   

Moderator 

Panellists

Leonard Vary

CEO, The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund  

Place-based, community-led and long-term: community foundations and regional emergency response  

Moderator 

Gerlinde Scholz

Executive Officer, Australian Community Philanthropy  

Panellists

CEO, Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal  

Natalie Egleton

Robyn Hill

Executive Officer, Marysville and Triangle Community Foundation 

Johan Kortenhorst

Board member, Northern Rivers Community Foundation 

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Blueprint to Grow Philanthropy Workshop  

Jack Heath

CEO, Philanthropy Australia  

Krystian Seibert

Policy Adviser, Philanthropy Australia  

John McLeod

Philanthropic Services Consultant, JBWere Ltd  

Moderator 

Panellists

Jo Taylor

Chief Capabilities Officer, Paul Ramsay Foundation  

Preparing for the future: the importance of succession planning in philanthropy 

Jane Magor

National Manager – Philanthropy and Non Profit Services, Perpetual  

Rosy Sullivan

Trustee, Mary Alice Foundation  

Gudrun Willcocks

Administrator of the ATS Charitable Foundation and New Gen Philanthropist  

Peter Whitehead

Associate Partner Perpetual  

Panellists

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

Where gender and race intersect with poverty  

Simon Lewis

Partner, GoodWolf   

Julie Long

Corporate Citizen Lead, Accenture Australia and NZ

Rachel English

Foundation Manager, Mutual Trust  

Moderator 

Panellists

Julie Reilly

CEO, Australians Investing In Women  

Philanthropy and Government: Is it a love story or an uneasy alliance?  

Moderator 

Stephanie Exton 

Executive Director, Mornington Peninsula Foundation   

Panellists

Director, Stronger Places, Stronger People initiative, Department of Social Services  

Tara Day-Williams 

Teya Dusseldorp 

Executive Director, Dusseldorp Forum 

June McLoughlin

Executive Director, Services, Colman Education Foundation | Our Place 

Julie Rosenberg

Executive Officer, AIDN  

Frances Martin 

Director - Place Based Reform & Delivery, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions  

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Purposefully measuring and improving Australia’s social progress

Krystian Seibert

Policy Advisor, Philanthropy Australia  

Megan Weier

Research Fellow, Centre for Social Impact UNSW 

Katherine McKernan 

CEO, Homelessness NSW  

Moderator 

Panellists

Litigating for Change: The New Frontier for Australian Philanthropy  

Moderator 

Deanne Weir

Panellists

Director, Systemic Change Program, Environmental Defenders Office  

Elaine Johnson

Tessa Khan

Director, Uplift (UK) 

Isabelle Reinecke

Founder and Executive Director, Grata Fund

Jennifer Robinson

Australian human rights lawyer and barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in London (UK) 

Karly Warner

CEO, Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited 

Weir Anderson Foundation and Chair, Mannifera   

09:45 AM

Introduction 

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Decolonising wealth –transforming Australian philanthropy   

Pay what it takes philanthropy 

Moderator 

Niall Fay

CEO, Fay Fuller Foundation  

Panellists

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Society Melbourne  

Tenille Gilbert 

Tanya Stul

Director, Stul Family Foundation  

Simone Miller 

Community Leader, Far West Coast: Ceduna Our Town Team   

Sandra Taylor 

Community Leader, Far West Coast: Ceduna Our Town Team  

Moderator 

Tim Goodwin

Victorian Bar  

Panellists

Jody Barney 

Chair, KWT  

Fellowship of Indigenous Leadership  

Kathryn Coff

CEO, Woor-Dungin   

Shaun Middlebrook 

Edgar Villanueva 

Senior Vice President, Programs & Advocacy, Schott Foundation + Founder & Chief Strategist, Decolonizing Wealth Project (US)   

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Five foundation executives reveal the keys to collaboration   

Dr Dave Kennedy

Founder, igiveonepercent.org  

Craig Connelly

CEO, The Ian Potter Foundation 

Dr. Jeanette Pritchard

CEO, The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation  

Moderator 

Panellists

Tom Snow

Chair, Snow Medical Research Foundation  

What makes good work, good?  

Moderator 

Panellists

Program Manager Education & Employment, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation  

Stephen Torsi

Kelly Fawcett

Research and Policy Lead, Foundation for Young Australians   

Ope Olubodun

Project Team Associate, YLab  

Jo Taylor

Chief Capability Officer, Paul Ramsay Foundation 

Peter Winneke

CEO, private charitable trust 

Sumarlinah Raden Winoto

Associate, YLab  

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Understanding the 'black box' of philanthropic evaluation  

Dr Squirrel Main

Research and Evaluation Manager, Ian Potter Foundation 

Martin Gould

Measurement and Evaluation Lead, ‎Paul Ramsay Foundation  

Andrea Lindores

Impact and Insights Manager, Australian Communities Foundation   

Moderator 

Panellists

Kaitlyn Scannell

Impact Specialist, Minderoo Foundation  

(Future) Annual Letter to Stakeholders   

Moderator 

Jarrod Miles

Co-Founder and Director, Strive Philanthropy   

Panellists

Lecturer in Finance, UNSW 

Cara Vansteenkiste

Mark Reading

Head of Foundation, Atlassian Foundation

Tim Diamond

General Manager, Cotton On Foundation 

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

Best Grant, Better Community (partnership, community focus, collaboration) Awards Case study session 

Vedran Drakulic OAM

CEO, Gandel Philanthropy

Natalie Egleton

CEO, FRRR

Kerry Farrance 

Head of Impact, Give Where You Live Foundation 

Moderator 

Panellists

Catherine Brown

CEO, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation 

Land Futures – pathways to a sustainable food and land use system  

Moderator 

Craig Connelly

CEO, Ian Potter Foundation 

Panellists

Senior Advisor, Global Alliance for the Future of Food 

Dr Guillermo Castilleja

Hayley Morris

Executive Director, Morris Family Foundation  

Charlie Prell

Deputy Chair, Farmers for Climate Action   

Anna Skarbek

CEO, ClimateWorks Australia  

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Climate Lens in Action

Catherine Brown

CEO, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation 

Dan Pediaditis

Senior Program Manager Environment & Sustainability, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

John Grimes

Chief Executive, Smart Energy Council    

Moderator 

Panellists

Erin Dolan

Program Manager Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation 

Raising the volume by raising the bar  

Moderator 

Pat Burke OAM

State Manager Vic & Tas, Philanthropy Australia 

Panellists

CEO, The Balnaves Foundation 

Hamish Balnaves

Vedran Drakulic OAM

CEO, Gandel Philanthropy  

Sue Mathews

James Henry

General Manager Property Development and Asset Management, Housing Choices  

Stephen Torsi

Program Manager Education & Employment, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation 

Bec Scott

CEO, STREAT  

Dr Karyn Bosomworth

Program Manager Healthy & Resilient Communities, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation 

Heather Lawson

Early Intervention and Integrated Care (Service Coordination) Coordinator, enliven  

Trustee, The Mullum Trust  

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On 5-6 May, after time to reflect and refresh, we will come back together online for two days of interactive, inspiring workshops. Led by some of Australia’s leading practitioners, leaders and change-makers, the diverse workshop program will offer breakthrough thinking at the very forefront of change and provide practical examples of how to advance practice. Participants will actively discuss, collaborate and think strategically as we collectively explore what the future needs from us, now. 

CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS - 2 days
(5-6 May 2021)

$765

MEMBER ADMISSION

$910

GENERAL ADMISSION

REGISTER NOWREGISTER NOW

CONFERENCE PRICING

REGISTER NOWREGISTER NOW

MEMBER ADMISSION

CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
(5-6 May 2021)

$765

To take advantage of the discounted member rate, you (or your organisation) must be a Philanthropy Australia member at the time of registration and at the time of the conference. Contact our Membership Services team today at membership@philanthropy.org.au to learn more about our membership packages and benefits

GENERAL ADMISSION

CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
(5-6 May 2021)

$910

REGISTER NOWREGISTER NOWREGISTER NOW

ABN: 79 578 875 531 ACN: 070 104 255

If you attended the conference sessions on 21-22 April, and would like to upgrade your registration to include the workshops on 5-6 May, please contact us on (03) 9810 0200 or via email here

If you attended the conference sessions on 21-22 April, and would like to upgrade your registration to include the workshops on 5-6 May, please contact us on (03) 9810 0200 or via email here