Harwood Public Innovators Lab

Where: Melbourne, VIC

When: Mon 20th Mar 2017 to Wed 22nd Mar 2017 (3 days)

“If you Turn Outward and make more intentional judgments and choices in creating change, you will produce greater relevance and impact in your community.”
Harwood value proposition

The ten20 Foundation, Woodside Energy, FRRR and Philanthropy Australia recognise that we need to shift our ways of working and thinking to solve the complex social problems we have in Australia.

Such a shift requires a change of mindset and practice to place communities, each with their unique contexts and experiences, squarely at the centre of any change effort. This requires both dedication and hard work.

We are challenging long-held assumptions around how we work, and we are open to fresh ways of thinking and partnering so we can create new and more effective solutions. As a result, we have come together and invited The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation to conduct its Public Innovators Labs in Australia.

These labs are internationally recognised for supporting leadership in Turning Outward – working with diverse groups of community and cross sector stakeholders to build the foundations for the mindset and practice shifts we need for success. Rich Harwood brings to the Labs practical, hands on experience of Australian communities ensuring learning is tailored to our cultural context.

We are proud to join with ten20 Foundation, Woodside Energy and FRRR to host Rich Harwood and his colleagues here for our friends and partners in March 2017 (Perth March 15-17 and Melbourne March 20-22) and we hope you will be able to join us on this change journey.

For Philanthropy Australia Members, a 10% discount can be accessed by entering a promotional code upon ticket checkout. For the code, please contact Krystian Seibert -, (03) 9662 9299.

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Advocacy Update

February 2018

The Australian Government has announced a review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation.

Advocacy & Insight Manager, Krystian Seibert, outlines Philanthropy Australia's engagement with the review.


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