Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit 2019 - Day 2

Day 2: Thursday 19 September - Realm Hotel

   
TIME SESSION  SPEAKER

9:00am - 9.15am

 

 

Welcome and Reflections on Day One

 

 

Joe Skrzynski AO
Board member and Chair of the Policy and Research Committee, Philanthropy Australia

9.15am - 10:55am

Keynote Addresses – Philanthropy in the Service of Democracy

Around the world, philanthropy is experiencing an increasingly level of scrutiny and criticism. Some commentators have suggested that philanthropy may even represent a problem for democracy. So what does philanthropy that is in service of democracy actually look like? This exciting session will involve two keynote addresses from our international guests, followed by a response by Philanthropy Australia board member Joe Skrzynski AO.

Cooper Investors and MaTri Foundation are proud supporters of PA. They are most pleased to enable the participation of Karl Zinsmeister at this year’s Summit.

Moderator 
Virginia Haussegger AM
2019 ACT Australian of the Year 

Panel
Karl Zinsmeister
Vice President, The Philanthropy Roundtable

Sevaun Palvetzian
CEO, CivicAction

Joe Skrzynski AO
Board member and Chair of the Policy and Research Committee, Philanthropy Australia

10:55am - 11.20am

Morning Tea
11:25am – 12:15pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS A

Concurrent ‘deep dive’ sessions focusing on particular cause areas, case studies of collaboration and the tools of effective advocacy

  1. Environment, Climate Change and an Agenda for Action
  2. The News drought threatening rural and regional communities
  3. Case studies of effective government and philanthropy collaboration, with a place-based focus

1. Environment, Climate Change and an Agenda for Action

Moderator
Esther Abram 
Giving Green Manager, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) 

2. The News drought threatening rural and regional communities

An informed public is crucial to our democracy. The disruption to Australia’s traditional media industry has resulted in a rapid decline in local and regional news, presenting a national threat to the future of our civil society. This breakout session will discuss possible ways forward for community journalism based on; recent research from Public Interest Journalism Initiative and the Australian Local Government Association, the current ACCC Inquiry into Digital Media Platforms and Australian and international case studies, including the launch of the Australian Government’s Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund, supporting regional and small publishers to transition to and compete more successfully in the evolving media environment. 

 
3. Case studies of effective government and philanthropy collaboration, with a place-based focus 

Rural and regional communities across the country are known to have experienced demographic shifts, increasing the gap in the social determinants of disadvantage. Foundations supporting place-based strategies to address issues such as health status, child development and educational outcomes need to adapt their approach to recognise and enable local control. Join us in a discussion about power, control and flexibility and the systems changes that have been catalysed by philanthropy.

Natalie Elliott 
CEO, Mai Tri Foundation 

Panel
Liz Chapman 
Convenor, Tomorrow Today Foundation 

Dr Jane Gilmour
Chair, The William Buckland Foundation

Lisa McKenzie 
CEO, Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project 

12:20pm – 1:10pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS B

Concurrent ‘deep dive’ sessions focusing on particular cause areas, case studies of collaboration and the tools of effective advocacy

  1. The way forward for Indigenous Australians and the Uluru Statement from the Heart
  2. The future for Impact Investing in Australia
  3. Advocacy 101 – A Workshop Focused on How to Get Your Message Across

1. The way forward for Indigenous Australians and the Uluru Statement from the Heart

In 2017 the First Nations of Australia announced The Uluru Statement from the Heart, an invitation to Australia and the Australian people to establish a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution and a referendum to achieve this as a national priority, along with a call for a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations, and truth-telling about Australia’s history. This breakout session will provide insight into the process of developing The Uluru Statement from the Heart, what the implementation of the Statement will mean for the way philanthropists fund organisations going forward and understanding of some of the aspirations for the future of Australia’s indigenous communities based on The Uluru Statement from the Heart. 

 

2. The future for Impact Investing in Australia

Moderator
Amanda Miller 
Co-Founder, Impact Gen & Co-chair Philanthropy Australia

Panel  
Michael Traill AM 
Chair, Federal Government Social Impact Investing Expert Panel 

3. Advocacy 101 – A Workshop Focused on How to Get Your Message Across

Moderator
Nick Moraitis 
Executive Director, Australian Progress 

1:10pm - 2.30pm

Lunch

2.30pm

Panel – The Megatrends shaping our future

How does philanthropy navigate the immense wave of change sweeping across democracies while retaining our social legitimacy in the years ahead? The key to plotting a way forward will be explored in this session when we unveil the three key megatrends that define our era and impact every aspect of our lives. This will be a provocative panel discussion about what these megatrends mean for our global future and how philanthropy can respond to them to support the promise and potential of the next generation.

Moderator 
Jo Taylor 
General Manager, Paul Ramsay Foundation 

3.40pm

Launch of Philanthropy Australia’s Advocacy Toolkit, Wrap & Close

In contemporary philanthropy it is difficult to achieve long-lasting systemic change if advocacy is not part of your strategy.

To close the Summit, Philanthropy Australia is launching an online Advocacy Toolkit to increase our members capability in modern advocacy techniques. The interactive toolkit includes successful advocacy case studies, resources to guide philanthropic trustees, CEOs and program managers in the decision-making process of advocacy funding and an international library of contemporary philanthropy advocacy materials.

Sarah Davies
CEO, Philanthropy Australia

4.00pm

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