This will be our last Weekly Roundup for the year. As I will be away on leave for December, please note that any events or jobs submitted for posting to our website from next Tuesday 29 November will not be attended to until early January 2012. So if you have anything you’d like included on our Positions Vacant page or Events Calendar, please submit it by 5pm Monday 28 November.
PRESSING MATTERS STORY OF THE WEEK
Balwyn man making a difference
By Bianca Carmona (Progress Leader, 21/11/11)
A Balwyn disability campaigner is among big names, including cyclist Cadel Evans and singer Paul Kelly, to be named as finalists in the state Australian of the Year awards.
Quiet achiever Bruce Bonyhady said: “To be nominated as Victorian of the Year, given the many outstanding Victorians who have preceded me, is an honour which I never expected and am stunned to receive.”
» Click here to read the full article on the Progress Leader website
» What is PRESSing Matters?
iPledg - New Australian Crowdfunding Platform Launching January
A new Australian-based online crowdfunding platform will be launching on 1 January 2012. iPledge describes itself as “Australia’s newest and most comprehensive crowdfunding platform for commercial, creative and charitable projects”.
They’re currently taking expressions of interest from project creators, potential funders and partners.
Crowdfunding - sometimes known as crowd financing - describes the collective cooperation, attendion and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organisations.1
» Follow iPledg on Twitter or Facebook
1 Crowd funding, Wikipedia
Philanthropy Australia Office Closures Over New Year
Our Melbourne and Sydney offices will be closed over the New Year break from 4pm Wednesday 21 December, reopening at 9am Monday 9 January 2012.
Coming up for the rest of this year:
- 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)
- 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 (30 November - 3 December, Melbourne)
- QUT Community Collection for Grant Seekers, Fundraisers and Philanthropists Library Tutorial (1 December, Brisbane)
- Global Grantmaking Institute (1-2 December, USA)
- ACPNS Course Information and Professional Development Evening (6 December, Brisbane)
- Philanthropy Australia’s All Members End of Year Celebrations (6 December, Sydney / 7 December, Melbourne)
New & updated this week:
- Indigenous Sustainability: Enterprise, Education & Environment (28 February 2012, Sydney)
- 6th Australasian Better Boards Conference (27-29 July 2012, Melbourne)
- Understanding the Governance of Charitable Foundations Seminar (9 October 2012, Sydney - click here to register / 10 October 2012, Melbourne - click here to register)
» Further details on these events are available on the Events Calendar.
- Director of Alumni Relations & Philanthropy, Australian National University, Canberra, applications close 2 December
- Manager, Institutional Donor Programs, Australian National University, Canberra, applications close 2 December
- General Manager, OzHarvest, Sydney, applications close 2 December
- Community & Sustainability Advisor, Coles, Melbourne, applications close 4 December
- Chief Executive Officer, United Synergies, Sunshine Coast QLD, applications close 19 December
- Executive Officer, Mary Ward International Australia, Melbourne, applications open until filled
» Further details on these jobs are available on the Positions Vacant page.
Nov. 25, 2011
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