Day 2 Program: Stream 2 

This stream is open to not-for-profit, for-purpose, advisory, government, education and other organisations with an interest in the philanthropic sector.

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

Navigating The Changing Philanthropic Landscape* 

(open to NFPs, for-purpose, advisory, government, education and other organisations only)

As the philanthropic landscape changes and evolves – are you well positioned to take advantage of the new opportunities that will arise? 

This session will assist you to navigate the trends in the sector, to help you with your philanthropic engagement strategy.
Presenting Partner:

Moderator
Chris Wootton
Philanthropy Australia

John McLeod
McLeod Family Foundation
JBWere Philanthropic Services

Stacey Thomas
Fay Fuller Foundation

Ben Clark   
Australian Executor Trustees

Polly Pearson
SA Museum

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 

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

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 for Social Service

In The Business Of Change 

(open to NFPs, for-purpose, advisory, government, education and other organisations only)

Exploring the challenges and solutions to program and organisational sustainability and growth.  

A discussion with Wendy Field, Head of Policy and Programs at The Smith Family on monetising program intellectual property and other innovations; David Crosbie, Executive Director of the Community Council of Australia who is driving the Owning Our Future dialogue around access to capital, and collaboration and mergers, and Jayne Meyer Tucker who merged Good Beginnings with Save the Children.  

The discussion will be facilitated by Sean Barrett of the Origin Foundation.

Moderator
Sean Barrett
Origin Foundation

Wendy Field
The Smith Family

David Crosbie 
Community Council of Australia

Jayne Meyer Tucker
JMTinc

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

Navigating The Changing Philanthropic Landscape* 

(open to NFPs, for-purpose, advisory, government, education and other organisations only)

As the philanthropic landscape changes and evolves – are you well positioned to take advantage of the new opportunities that will arise? 

This session will assist you to navigate the trends in the sector, to help you with your philanthropic engagement strategy.

Presenting Partner:

Moderator
Chris Wootton
Philanthropy Australia

John McLeod
McLeod Family Foundation
JBWere Philanthropic Services

Kirsty Allen
Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation

Ben Clark
Australian Executor Trustees

Polly Pearson
SA Museum

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

 

Is Bigger Better? Stress Testing The M&A Debate 

(open to NFPs, for-purpose, advisory, government, education and other organisations only)

Mergers and acquisitions are high on the agenda for many not-for-profits, but is it always the best solution? We'll look at those that worked, those that didn't and the role philanthropy can play in helping to build capacity and facilitate the transition.

Presenting Partner: 

Moderator
Carmel Molloy 
The NonProfit Alliance

Tam Johnston
Variety - The Children's Charity

Anne Robinson
Prolegis Lawyers

Murray Baird
ACNC

Jayne Meyer Tucker
JMTinc

Leanne Raven
Sids and Kids

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

 

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

5.00pm

Conference Wrap Up

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

 

 

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