NFP Boards & Cultivating a Culture of Philanthropy

In an environment in which government funding is diminishing and competition for charitable dollars is increasing, not-for-profits need to look to their Board to help with major gifts fundraising, as well as navigate new trends like impact investing and harnessing the power of the next gen.

So, how do we put an ‘Australian spin’ on the US mantra of ‘Give, Get or Get Off’ whilst making the most of our Board’s networks and expertise.

Following on from the success of our sold-out not-for-profit series, we’re giving you access to the highly informative presentation that formed part of the 3.5hr workshop. Presented by Fiona Maxwell CEO of Powerhouse and previously Queensland Manager, Philanthropy Australia), the presentation covers:

  • Major gift fundraising and tools to educate your Board on the process.
  • Financial sustainability, current trends in private giving and impact investment.
  • Board diversity, introducing and getting the most from ‘New Generation’ board members.
  • Resourcing fundraising, strategies for deciding how much and when to spend on fundraising resources.
  • Role of Board members, hot tips on Board member engagement to improve fundraising outcomes including lots of examples.

If you are a Chair, Board member or CEO, or aspiring to be one, don’t miss this deep dive into the best way to leverage your Board to engage in philanthropy.

* Please note, if you are unsure of your membership status with Philanthropy Australia, please call (03) 9665 9100 for confirmation. All tickets will be verified.

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Fiona Maxwell | CEO of Brisbane Powerhouse, previously Queensland Manager, Philanthropy Australia

Fiona’s career has spanned the non-profit, government and university sectors in Australia and the USA. Prior to her appointment as Brisbane Powerhouse CEO in mid-2015, Fiona was Philanthropy Australia’s Queensland State Manager for two and a half years.

Before Philanthropy Australia, Fiona was Queensland Manager at Artsupport Australia; in a role which encompassed growing cultural philanthropy – working with local philanthropists, advisors and intermediaries – as well as supporting the non-profit sector to build stronger and more sustainable relationships with its’ supporters.

Fiona has also been Executive Director of the Next Wave Festival in Melbourne and worked for the likes of the Biennale of Sydney. She has been Chair and board member of organisations including industry service and peak bodies, internet startups and philanthropic grant-making committees.

A native Queenslander, Fiona is an active community volunteer working with sporting groups, and was an English teacher for new migrants in Melbourne. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from QUT, and a Masters from the University of New South Wales.

Vision is for a more giving Australia…

Sarah Davies (CEO) launched Philanthropy Australia's Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020 at our 2016 Conference.