Pre-Conference workshops: Monday 1 September 2014

We’re pleased to offer an array of thought leadership and best practice pre-conference workshops on the day prior to our Conference. 




Inventing Digital Civil Society with Lucy Bernholz (USA)
Monday 1 September: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Presented by The Ian Potter Foundation

How are the rapidly changing social economy and our ever-expanding digital infrastructure changing how we organise private resources for public benefit?

International guest speaker, Lucy Bernholz (USA) will consider the implications of our digital tools for associations, autonomy and civil society. Her talk is based on the research she's leading at the Stanford University Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society and its Digital Civil Society Lab. The Lab is experimenting and exploring practices and policies for digital data privacy, data aggregation, data ownership and new governance structures for not-for-profits and philanthropists.


Philanthropy 101
Monday 1 September: 9.30am – 12.30pm

If you are new to philanthropy, this is the workshop for you. The workshop provides the perfect introduction to the world of philanthropy in Australia and is also a great opportunity to meet peers in an intimate environment before the 2014 National Conference.

Presented by Fiona Maxwell, Queensland Manager, Philanthropy Australia. Limited places available.

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Governance for Foundations & PAFs
Monday 1 September: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Presented by Bennelong Wealth Partners & Bennelong Foundation.

Ideal for trustees, CEOs, responsible persons, advisors and staff of charitable foundations and private ancillary funds (PAFs).

This workshop is a useful induction for new trustees, responsible persons and those providing advice on setting up foundations and trusts and is also an excellent refresher for existing trustees or advisors on the latest changes in the governance of foundations.

Presented by Fiona Rowland, CEO Bennelong Wealth Partners & Bennelong Foundation. Limited places available.

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Leading Philanthropist 2020

Carol Schwartz AO


Best Grant Program Award 2020 recipient

Recipient: Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal –Tackling Tough Times Together program