Day 2 Program: Stream 1 

This stream is open to funders, social investors and philanthropists.

Speakers for these sessions will be added over the coming weeks, please check back in for updates.

Please choose one session from each time block. To help with your decision making, we've repeated a number of sessions, the repeated sessions are marked with an *.

You'll be asked to submit your choices when you register for the Conference. 

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

9.00am -10.30am

Deep Dive Day 2: Building A Shared Agenda For Social Innovation 

(open to everyone)

Innovation policy in Australia is focused on the private sector, seeking to encourage new startups and foster emerging industries that can grow our economy and create jobs. But we need to adopt a broader view of innovation and focus on how doing things differently can address entrenched social problems such as unemployment and homelessness. 

How can government, philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector partner to create a new agenda for innovation which focuses not just on economic outcomes, but on social change as well, for the benefit of our entire community?

Moderator
John Spierings
Reichstein Foundation

Anne-Marie Elias 
Innovation Consultant

John McCarthy (NZ) 
The Tindall Foundation

Dr. Susan Phillips (Canada) 
Ian Potter Foundation Scholar

Lisa Paul
Non-Executive Director

Structures For Change – Achieving Impact Through Enterprise

(open to everyone)

In recent times philanthropy has recognised the importance of supporting different structures to achieve change. Whilst supporting 'traditional' charities will always be an important and central part of what philanthropy does, many funders are looking to support organisations that achieve change through various forms of social enterprise. 

Why are such structures an important tool in the social change tool box, and how can they assist philanthropy to increase its impact? 

Moderator
Libby Ward-Christie
Social Traders

Mark Gunton (US)
Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership

Allan English
English Family Foundation

Alison Covington
Good360 Australia

Richard Warner
Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative Ltd 

Deep Dive Day 2: The Next Generation Of Philanthropists 

(open to funders only)

The next generation will hold more philanthropic power than any previous generation. They take their role to make the world a better place seriously and have dedicated their time, treasure and talent towards making a difference today. They are adopting new models and tools to give and they are passionate about what they invest in.

Join a panel of new gen philanthropists to hear how they are shaping the future of philanthropy.

Moderator
Mike Gonski
Herbert Smith Freehills

Amelia Telford 
Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Olivia Loadwick
Global Sisters 

Sam Prince
One Disease

Tom Snow
Australians 4 Equality

Citizen-Centric Philanthropy*

(open to everyone)

Philanthropy has an external focus, aiming to support flourishing and inclusive communities.

To achieve our aims, end-users need to be fully involved in the design of philanthropic programs and initiatives, not merely an afterthought.

So how do we best go about involving end-users, so we can benefit from their insight and improve philanthropy’s effectiveness.

Moderator
Caitriona Fay
Perpetual Limited

Anthony Quinn
Westpac

Lani Evans (NZ)
Vodafone NZ Foundation

Josephine Cashman
KPMG

Marcia Langton
University of Melbourne

Simon Goodrich
Portable

Deep Dive Day 2: Collaboration For Community Resilience And Growth*

(open to everyone)

Effective collaboration at a community level is a key ingredient for effective philanthropy and social change. But sometimes collaboration is easier said than done, and so it can help to learn from what has worked in the past and what has been a challenge.

This discussion will build on the Day 1 panel, exploring in more depth the different ways funders can partner with each other, and with not-for-profits, businesses, governments and other stakeholders to leverage their resources and expertise.

Moderator
Michael Traill AM
Social Purpose and Business Chair and Director

Teya Dusseldorp
Dusseldorp Forum

Emily Fuller
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

Alistair Ferguson
Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project

Kristy Kennedy
Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project

Sharon Tomas
Children and Prison Program, Dubbo NSW

10.30am -11.00am

Morning tea

 

11.00am -12.30pm

Deep Dive Day 2: Co-designed Systems Change*

(open to everyone)

Social change philanthropy involves a focus on the root causes of social problems, and the systems which underpin these problems. It seeks to achieve long-term sustainable solutions and can involve philanthropy taking a more activist approach – seeking to influence public policy through funding research, advocacy and lobbying.

With limited philanthropic resources available to tackle so many complex problems, how can we increase philanthropy’s impact through a stronger focus on changing the systems which are the root causes of our social problems?

Co-Presenting Partners:

Moderator
Kirsty Allen
Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation

Jason Franklin (US) 
Johnson Center
for Philanthropy

Seri Renkin
ten20 Foundation

Sue McKinnon
McKinnon Family Foundation

Malinda Wink
Shark Island Productions

Tony Kalm
One Acre Fund

International Philanthropy - Rethinking Our Engagement With The Global Community 

(open to everyone)

We live in a globalised world - we buy cars from South Africa, furniture from China and tea from India. But our giving isn't globalised, with only a small portion of Australian philanthropy directed beyond our borders. A very restrictive taxation and regulatory framework for international philanthropy is partly to blame.

Why is international philanthropy important and why should more Australian funders broaden their global engagement? What are the barriers to this engagement, and what policy and cultural changes could make it easier for Australian funders to make an impact beyond our shores?

Moderator
Krystian Seibert 
Philanthropy Australia

Evelyn Omala
Segal Family Foundation 

Mark Cubit 
Cubit Family Foundation
Planet Wheeler Foundation

Matthew Turnour 
Neumann & Turnour Lawyers 

Natalie Silver
Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, QUT

What The Destination Experts Can Teach Grant-makers*

(open to funders only

Not-for-profits create value from the funds grant-makers give them - they are the ones on the frontlines, with the intimate knowledge of communities and the challenges they confront. Effective philanthropy requires grant-makers to listen and learn from these 'destination experts', and this session will explore what that means.

Presenting Partner:

Moderator
Genevieve Timmons
Portland House Foundation

Prof. John Fitzgerald
Swinburne University of Technology

Fiona Higgins
Australian Philanthropic Services

Jenny Wheatley
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

Rosemary Conn
Schools Plus

The Energy Revolution Is Underway – Don’t Get Left Behind! 

(open to everyone)

Climate change will, and already is, impacting all parts of our society. Addressing it will require a major transformation in our society and economy. In particular, energy generation has to transition away from polluting energy sources and towards clean energy sources such as renewables.

Both the problem and the solution have major implications for employment, housing and other areas. It is not just an environmental issue, but an issue which will touch on all facets of our society and economy – and therefore all funders need to think about how their philanthropy will respond.

What can foundations do to support the vulnerable, ensure a just transition to the new world of clean energy and to capture the benefits of the energy revolution for their corpuses and the communities they support? 

Moderator
Dr John McKinnon
McKinnon Family Foundation

Tony Wheeler
Planet Wheeler Foundation 

Catherine Brown
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

Andy Cavanagh-Downs
Embark

Cassandra Goldie
Australian Council of Social Service

New Technologies – What Do We Need To Focus On To Be Future Ready?

(open to everyone)

In virtually every industry technology is having a dramatic effect on products, processes and business models. This is no different for the charity, not-for-profit and philanthropic sectors.
While some of the newest technologies of blockchain, digital currency, smart contracts and the ‘Internet of things’ are not commonly understood, they will become increasingly mainstream and widely used.

So exactly what are these new technologies?

How will these new technologies change the way charities and philanthropists operate and work together? What are some of the specific issues, risks and opportunities of these new technologies for charities and philanthropists?

Darren Fittler
Gilbert + Tobin

Wendy Scaife
Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

Lali Wiratunga
Westpac

Kristi Mansfield
Oracle

12.30pm
-1.30pm

LUNCH

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Deep Dive Day 2: Evolution Or Revolution: Is Philanthropy Future Ready? 

(open to everyone)

Can grant-giving be disruptive? Or is for-purpose business the way of the future?

This discussion will build on the Day 1 panel and will be based on an open conversation about the evolution of philanthropy in Australia and exploring what is disrupting the way we promote the common good in our community.

Moderator
Sarah Davies
Philanthropy Australia

Sue Cunningham (US/UK) 
Council for Advancement 
and Support of Education 

Gemma Salteri
CAGES Foundation

Arun Abey
Abey Family Foundation

Leonard Vary
Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation

Deep Dive Day 2: Co-designed Systems Change*

(open to everyone)

Social change philanthropy involves a focus on the root causes of social problems, and the systems which underpin these problems. It seeks to achieve long-term sustainable solutions and can involve philanthropy taking a more activist approach – seeking to influence public policy through funding research, advocacy and lobbying.

With limited philanthropic resources available to tackle so many complex problems, how can we increase philanthropy’s impact through a stronger focus on changing the systems which are the root causes of our social problems?

Co-Presenting Partners:

Moderator
Amanda Martin
Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

Jason Franklin (US) 
Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine
National Centre for Health Justice Partnership

Dr Di Winkler
Summer Foundation

Tony Kalm
One Acre Fund

Simon Freeman 
Paul Ramsay Foundation

Co-Funding For Change – The Role Of Philanthropy 

(open to funders only)

Philanthropy can play a critical role as supporters and members of networks seeking to effect broader and more complex change across society.

Join an open and interactive conversation about how philanthropy can support broadscale collaboration and co-funding opportunities to address 'wicked' social challenges.

Moderator
Kevin Robbie
United Way Australia

Seri Renkin
Ten20 Foundation

Kerry Graham
Collaboration of Impact

Andrea de Almeida
Social Ventures Australia

José Pedro Ferrão
United Way Worldwide

Alberto Furlan 
The Ian Potter Foundation

Citizen-Centric Philanthropy* 

(open to everyone)

Philanthropy has an external focus, aiming to support flourishing and inclusive communities.

To achieve our aims, end-users need to be fully involved in the design of philanthropic programs and initiatives, not merely an afterthought.

So how do we best go about involving end-users, so we can benefit from their insight and improve philanthropy’s effectiveness.

Moderator
Caitriona Fay 
Perpetual Limited

Anthony Quinn
Westpac

Lani Evans (NZ) 
Vodafone NZ Foundation

Chris Vanstone 
The Australian Centre for Social Innovation

Josephine Cashman
KPMG

Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way? 

(open to everyone)

Stories from the field, practical steps and tools to forge respectful relationships and invest in Leadership of Aboriginal Australia.

This interactive session tells how it really is and how it can be if we get it right. Bring along your experiences, questions, ideas, openness to change and energy to participate.

 

Presenting Partners:



Moderators:

Belinda Duarte
Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership

Genevieve Timmons
Inner North Community Foundation

Panel:

Daphne Yarram
Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership

Peter Maher
DOXA Social Club 

Peter Aldenhoven 
Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association

Tim Goodwin
Roberta Sykes Education Foundation

3.00pm -3.30pm

Afternoon tea

3.30pm-5.00pm

Mapping The Key Trends In Corporate Philanthropy 

(open to everyone)

Key trends in corporate philanthropy - where do we lead, where do we lag and where can we go in the future?

Moderator
Christopher Thorn
EY

Tim Diamond
Cotton On Foundation

Karen Penrose
Future Generation Global Investment Company (FGG)

Sinclair Taylor
Westpac Foundation

What The Destination Experts Can Teach Grant-makers*

(open to everyone)

Not-for-profits create value from the funds grant-makers give them - they are the ones on the frontlines, with the intimate knowledge of communities and the challenges they confront. Effective philanthropy requires grant-makers to listen and learn from these 'destination experts', and this session will explore what that means.

Presenting Partner:

Moderator
Genevieve Timmons
Portland House Foundation

Prof. John Fitzgerald
Swinburne University of Technology

Fiona Higgins
Australian Philanthropic Services

Jenny Wheatley
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

Rosemary Conn
Schools Plus

Deep Dive Day 2: Collaboration For Community Resilience And Growth*

(open to everyone)

Effective collaboration at a community level is a key ingredient for effective philanthropy and social change. But sometimes collaboration is easier said than done, and so it can help to learn from what has worked in the past and what has been a challenge.

This discussion will build on the Day 1 panel, exploring in more depth the different ways funders can partner with each other, and with not-for-profits, businesses, governments and other stakeholders to leverage their resources and expertise.

Moderator
Michael Traill AM
Social Purpose and Business Chair and Director 

Mae Hong (US) 
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors & Chair Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Liz Chapman
Tomorrow Today Foundation

Susan Warren
COMET Auckland (NZ)

Georgina Byron
Snow Foundation

Democratisation Of Giving 

(open to everyone)

Collective giving models are changing philanthropy by allowing all people to participate more meaningfully in the community.

This panel session will explore what is driving the collective giving movement, how it operates in a very different context to that in which traditional giving practices were developed, and why it appeals to such a broad cross-section of players.

Moderator
Maree Sidey
Australian Communities Foundation

Lisa Cotton
The Funding Network Australia

Sarah Wickham
GoodMob

Belinda Morrissey
English Family Foundation

Tom Dawkins
StartSomeGood

Risk, Reinvention and Innovation 

(open to funders only)

Philanthropy is meant to be the risk capital for change – but are we afraid of taking risks and what can we learn from our successes and failures and from the innovation that arises from taking risks?

The session will begin with presentations from the panellists from three different perspectives: philanthropic sector’s role in supporting innovation; foundation approaches to innovation and risk and/or foundation re-invention; and learnings around innovation and risk from one or more specific funded projects. The presentations will be followed by a moderated panel conversation and an interactive activity.

Moderator
Jane Jose
Sydney Community Foundation

Catherine Brown
Lord Mayor’s Charitable

Stacey Thomas
Fay Fuller Foundation

Vedran Drakulic
Gandel Philanthropy

5.00pm

Conference Wrap Up

Come together and share key outcomes and action points for the day's sessions.

 

 

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