New Generation of Giving Network

New Generation of Giving Network (New Gen Network) is a network of emerging philanthropists and young leaders in the philanthropic sector, in their 20s and 30s.  

We are a group of like-minded individuals eager to learn and connect with one another, to grow in our philanthropic journeys. Whether your interests lie in family giving, corporate philanthropy or impact investing, the New Gen Network is a launch pad for growing your community and sparking ideas for using money as a force for good. 

New Gen Network yearly membership of $1000 + GST includes:

  • Personalised support from a dedicated New Gen team member
  • Invitations to learning and networking events, in-person and online
  • Access to our unique Peer Networks where like-minded funders share lessons and challenges
  • Curated monthly newsletters and access to our closed New Gen LinkedIn group
  • Member only event discounts for specific events, including Conference and Summit
  • Access to our online resource portal – The Better Giving Hub.
  • Subscription to the member edition of our weekly newsletter – Philanthropy Weekly
  • Complimentary annual subscription to Alliance Magazine valued at $100

Join the New Gen Network

I joined Philanthropy Australia’sNew Gengroup as I wanted to connect with like minded individuals and those in a similar position to me, and wanted to upskill myself in areas of managing future wealth and also learn about important causes. PA’s New Gen does deliver all of this. I’ve been a Member of New Gen for about 6 years now and the network I’ve built is fantastic. Being part of New Gen also helps me to keep my philanthropic journey front of mind and ‘on the agendawhen life gets busy”. 

Kristie Steggles, New Gen Committee Member

New Gen Network Committee 

The voluntary committee are a dedicated group of new gen leaders that work with Philanthropy Australia to support the New Gen Network.  


Tyson became a Director of Philanthropy Australia’s Board in May 2024. Alongside ex-Head of APAC Marketing for Google, Tyson currently leads Project Echidna Renewables, a social enterprise that is exploring the commercial viability of community batteries throughout the Strathfield region. He is also a Director at Caradonna Capital, a private family office. Tyson has previously worked as a Campaign Strategy Advisor to a NSW Member of Parliament, as well as a management consultant. Outside of work, he works with a Brisbane-based charity on fundraising initiatives for the Blackdog Institute.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Advanced Studies from the University of Sydney.

Committee members: 

Kristie has a professional services working background , working with leading international institutions, but with a passion for social impact, in 2019 Kristie moved into the Not-for-profit sector currently in the fundraising team at a leading medical research institute. Outside of work, alongside serving on the New Gen Network Committee, Kristie is a member of NEXUS Australia and is also involved in her family’s philanthropic giving. From the Steggles chicken family, Kristie has carried on the family’s legacy in having a passion for agriculture and farming. She has a 100 acre hobby farm in the Southern Tablelands, and a passion for regenerative farming. Kristie also has a passion for Climate and Conservation, International Aid and Animal welfare.  

Massimo combines a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, a career in construction, and an MBA to manage investments in a private family office. Massimo’s investment focus is on early-stage venture capital, Australian real estate, and global listed equities.

Alongside serving on the Committee of Philanthropy Australia’s New Gen Network Committee, Massimo is a Director of the Australian Museum Foundation and Chair of the Funding Advisory Committee at Positive Education Schools Association.

Massimo is a lifelong learner and possesses a keen interest in natural history, anthropology, the environment, science, and education.

On the weekends Massimo can be found hydrofoil surfing on Sydney’s eastern beaches.

Michelle is a Management Consultant by trade and CEO of her family foundation, Vermilion Foundation, which supports the areas of Diversity and Inclusion, Mental Health and Climate Action. She is very passionate about New Gen philanthropy and shifting capital towards purpose. A champion for diversity from a gender, minority and disability lens, she has many passions including multicultural youth empowerment, increasing representation of women of colour in leadership roles and youth mental health.

Martin is a member of the New Gen Network committee and a member of NEXUS Australia. Martin works at the intersection of social purpose business and social purpose book publishing, publishing books with an impact focus – primarily under the Lost the Plot imprint – and as a director of Pantera Press and the Pantera Press Foundation, with the aim of maximising and promoting social good. He is also a director of Australia’s leading poetry organisation Red Room Poetry, plays in a band and volunteers in music production for at-risk youth at arts charity Heaps Decent.

Alongside being a committee member of Philanthropy Australia’s New Gen Network, Bella is also a Nexus Australia Committee Member. She is also a Director of the Wiggs Foundation. Bella has worked as an Engagement Strategist at Groundswell Giving and a Strategy and Operations Director at Coalition for Conservation. She has worked at Social Ventures Australia on campaign design, in financial services, including on strategies for carbon risks and offset approaches in portfolio management, and as a volunteer consultant with NFPs. Bella has served as a Fellow for United Nations Academic Impact at the University of Sydney, and sat on the inaugural Climate Action Committee at Mosman Council. Bella is a keen writer, working freelance and pro bono, and has interned as a journalist at Channel 9 and the Wardrobe Crisis. Her fiction work has also been published. Bella has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney.

Upcoming events 

New Gen members are invited to all Philanthropy Australia events as well as New Gen Network only gatherings. Find out what’s coming up and register to attend here. To view New Gen specific events click here.

New Gen Network International Study Tours 

New Gen Network study tours allow members to connect and learn from global leaders in philanthropy. These trips provide participants with the opportunity to gain extraordinary insight into some of the world’s most innovative and influential philanthropic organisations.  

Through meetings, case studies, workshops, expert forums, and site visits, participants gain both knowledge and a strong network – with international leaders fellow participants. 

Participants benefit from: 

  • First-hand experience of global philanthropic best practice 
  • Greater awareness of participant’s leadership role in domestic, regional and global philanthropic sector 
  • Strong foundations to adapt learnings to Australian context 
  • Formation of networks within group, and of strong international relationships between global and Australian participants   
  • Formation of networks with international counterparts 

The Study Tour was the most inspiring, invigorating, and transformative few days. The insights provided by the speakers, as well as conversations with fellow participants were incredibly eye-opening and have made me feel more confident and better-equipped to take on my work.

Participant of 2023 Study Tour

The New Gen Study Tour was a deeply meaningful experience for me, both personally and professionally. It provided me with an opportunity to deeply connect with other ‘for-purpose’ individuals and learn international best practice in relation to my work. The quality and breadth of content and experiences we engaged with were excellent.


Participant of 2023 Study Tour

Study tours: 

Featured organisations:

    • Ford Foundation

    • Schmidt Futures

    • United Foundation Foundation

    • Global Impact Investing Network

    • Surdna Foundation & Andrus Family Fund

    • NEXUS Global Summit

Takeaways from the 2023 Study Tour:

Part 1: ‘Trust based philanthropy was the leading theme’

Part 2: From giving circles to family learnings

Featured organisations

    • Lien Foundation / Asia Philanthropy Circle

    • Impact Investing Exchange Asia

    • Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Summit

    • Eden Strategy Institute

    • British Council of Myanmar

Featured organisations:

    • Welcome Trust
    • Esmee Fairbain Foundation
    • Big Society Capital

    • Virgin Foundation

    • Impetus Private Equity

Featured organisations:

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Skoll Foundation
  • Omidyar Network
  • Peery Foundation
  • Tipping Point Community
  • Impact Assets
  • Unitus Impact


Contact the New Gen Network lead, Bella Conyngham  

P +61 452 044 552 

E  [email protected]