Understanding Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs)

Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) are the fastest growing form of philanthropy in Australia and yet little is known about them and most are invisible!

This two-part webinar series will equip grant seekers with a better understanding of PAFs and how to engage with these very ‘private’ philanthropists more effectively.

Each webinar is accompanied by downloadable presentations that you can make notes on during the webinar and keep for future reference. The presentations include a list of useful resources and further reading.

  • Understanding PAFs 101 – Introduction to PAFs 

This webinar outlines what PAFs are and provides an overview of recent data on PAFs and where they give.

  • Understanding PAFs 201 – Engaging with PAFs 

This webinar explores how to research PAFs and offers useful tips on how to engage with PAFs more effectively.

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Chris Wootton | Philanthropic Services Manager, Philanthropy Australia

Chris has worked in philanthropy for over 10 years managing the granting programs for some of the largest trusts including Helen Macpherson Smith Trust; William Buckland Foundation; L E W Carty Charitable Trust, The Felton Bequest; Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Trust, the Jo & JR Wicking Trust and the RACV Community Foundation.

In his previous role at ANZ Trustees, Chris was responsible for around 250 trusts and foundations across Australia which distribute over $85 million per year. He has also held senior executive roles at Melbourne Water, the University of Melbourne and was the inaugural CEO of WaterAid Australia.

Vision is for a more giving Australia…

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