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PRESSING MATTERS STORY OF THE WEEK

Forget the Gold Coast: school leavers focus on charity in Cambodia

By Louise Schwartzkoff and Andrew Stevenson (SMH, 14/11/11)

With the ink barely dry on their Higher School Certificate exam papers, 19 graduates from Mosman High School will fly to Cambodia to help build houses for impoverished families in a village outside Phnom Penh. They are part of a growing group of HSC graduates eschewing the traditional Gold Coast knees-up in favour of alternative options.

» Click here to read the full article on the Sydney Morning Herald website

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EVENTS

Coming up this fortnight:

  • The Annual European Forum on Fundraising (18-20 November, London)
  • Philanthropy and the marine sector with Dr Sylvia Earle (21 November, Sydney)
  • Philanthropy 101 Seminar (22 November, Sydney; click here to register)
  • Disability Projects Briefing for Philanthropy (23 November, Melbourne)
  • Australia’s Welfare 2011 Conference (23-24 November, Canberra)
  • Quality At Work Forum: Creating sustainable employment through social enterprise models (24 November, Melbourne)
  • AEGN Annual General Meeting with presentation from Dr Sylvia Earle (24 November, Melbourne)
  • PLuGIN, Philanthropy Leadership Group in the Inner North (24 November, Northcote VIC)
  • 2011 Stegley Lecture: Professor Thomas Pogge - What are the resonsibilities of the affluent to address global poverty? (24 November, Melbourne)
  • National Conference on Volunteering (28-30 November, Gold Coast QLD)
  • Gala Dinner with Abigail Disney: Behind the famous surname lies a woman helping women fight for peace (29 November, Melbourne / 1 December, Sydney)
  • National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector, Canada (29-30 November, Canada & online)
  • Donor Morning Tea & Project Briefing: Victorian Women & Mental Health Network (30 November, Melbourne)
  • Philanthropy MasterClass: “BOLD, BRAVE & BREAKING NEW GROUND” with Abigail Disney (30 November, Melbourne / 2 December, Sydney)
  • 4th Annual Family Office Congress (30 November - 1 December, Sydney)
  • Imagineering - Humanitarian Engineering Conference 2011 (30 November - 3 December, Melbourne)
  • QUT Community Collection for Grant Seeker, Fundraisers and Philanthropists Library Tutorial (1 December, Brisbane)
  • Global Grantmaking Institute (1-2 December, USA)

New & updated this week:

  • National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector, Canada (29-30 November, Canada & online)
  • QUT Community Collection for Grant Seeker, Fundraisers and Philanthropists Library Tutorial (1 December, Brisbane)
  • Australian Centre for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Studies Course Information and Professional Development Evening (6 December, Brisbane)
  • Council on Foundations Family Philanthropy Conference 2012 (13-15 February 2012, USA)
  • Skoll World Forum (28-30 March 2012, UK)
  • The positive and negative implications of social media in solving social challenges (16 May, Sydney / 30 May, Melbourne)

» Further details on these events are available on the Events Calendar.

If you have any events relevant to Australian grantmakers coming up, please let us know by submitting it on our website here.

POSITIONS VACANT

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Nov. 18, 2011

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