Members Registration  General Public Registration


Frequently asked questions

 

I’M ONLY ABLE TO ATTEND ONE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE – IS THIS OKAY?

Yes, this is okay.  The conference is programmed and promoted as a two-day event and we recommend that, if possible, delegates attend both days to gain full benefit of the program – but we do understand that this may not be possible. The online registration process gives you the option to register for just one day if you fall into this category.

Alternatively, you may consider sharing your registration with one of your colleagues. 

CAN I SHARE/SPLIT MY REGISTRATION WITH ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES?

You sure can. Registrations can be shared – you may wish to consider this option if you are only able to attend one day of the conference. Please note that only one name badge is provided per registration and delegates are required to wear a valid name badge during the conference to be permitted entry.

CAN I REGISTER AND PAY FOR MORE THAN ONE DELEGATE AT A TIME?

Yes. On successful registration, you will be asked if you would like to register an additional delegate. If you select this option, you will return to the initial registration page and be able to add additional delegates’ names and details.

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?

Our registration platform accepts all credit cards. Payment can also be made via Electronic Funds Transfer or cheque, and we are also able to generate an invoice if required.

You will be required to nominate your preferred method of payment as part of your registration. 

For the first time this year, we’re also offering NFPs the option to take advantage of a payment plan – which requires just a 15% deposit at the time of your registration.  This option is available to support our NFP community during these challenging times, and we hope that this option gives our members a bit of flexibility during this period.  Please note that the full amount owing must be paid in full prior to the conference to confirm registration.

WHAT IS THE EARLYBIRD PERIOD?

The early bird period allows delegates to take advantage of reduced pricing. The early bird period runs until Friday 11 December 2020.

ARE THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR LEADERS OF SMALL NFPS?

There may be a small number of scholarships available for leaders of small not-for-profit organisations.  Each year, a handful of generous philanthropic members ‘pay it forward’ and offer scholarships for leaders of not-for-profit organisations that would otherwise be unable to attend the conference. The number of scholarships available depends entirely on our funder community, but if you’re a leader of a small not-for-profit organisation that doesn’t have the financial resources to attend our conference, you can express your interest to attend via this form.

WHAT IS THE ON-SITE REGISTRATION COST AND WHY IS IT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN GENERAL REGISTRATION?

The on-site registration cost applies to all delegates who register to attend the conference on or after Wednesday 21 April 2021. This increased on-site registration cost accounts for additional administration required to include additional delegates at this late stage.

I MADE A MISTAKE AND/OR LEFT SOMETHING OUT IN MY REGISTRATION – CAN I CHANGE IT?

Yes. You will receive a confirmation email once your registration and payment have been finalised. This email includes all relevant registration details, as well as a ‘modify registration’ link. This link allows you to log in to the registration portal with your email address and registration reference number and make changes to your existing registration, including dietary requirements and accommodation.

Please note that you will need your Registration Reference Number to access the portal. This number appears at the top of your confirmation email, just above your name.

I DON’T KNOW IF I SHOULD REGISTER AS A MEMBER OR AS GENERAL ADMISSION – CAN YOU PLEASE ADVISE ME?

Your current membership status and other details are easily accessible via the Better Giving Hub. Please login to the portal to check your current membership status.

The portal allows you to update your organisation’s details, including your primary contact, staff, areas of interest and much more. It also offers a password reset function if you cannot recall your password.

If you are unable to login to the portal and unable to reset your password, please call our office on 1300 511 500 during business hours for assistance.

I SUBSCRIBE TO THE ONLINE DIRECTORY OF FUNDERS, ESSENTIALS FOR NOT FOR PROFITS AND/OR FREE EDITION OF PHILANTHROPY WEEKLY. AM I ENTITLED TO THE DISCOUNTED MEMBER RATE?

Whilst you are still very much part of our community, discounted member rates are only available for our Connected, Active, Engaged and Impact members.

The conference has been priced in such a way that joining as a Philanthropy Australia Member offsets the cost of attending, and then some!  We encourage you to join as a Philanthropy Australia Member to receive the discounted member conference rate and gain access to the benefits and value that your chosen level of membership offers.

We would love to chat with you about membership and what might be best for you and your organisation.  If you would like to learn more about Philanthropy Australia membership, please call our office on 1300 511 500 and we will put you in touch with your friendly state manager.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations must be advised in writing to the Conference Office. Cancellations received before Wednesday 17 March 2021 (35 days prior to Conference) will receive a refund of registration fees less an administration charge of 15 per cent of the total registration costs. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.

ARE MEALS PROVIDED DURING THE CONFERENCE?

Yes – lunch is provided on both days of the conference, as is morning and afternoon tea. You will be able to advise us of any dietary requirements as part of your registration.


Philanthropy Australia is committed to the health and safety of our community, our members and our team. We are closely monitoring guidelines and advice and instructions from our Federal and State Governments. The Philanthropy Australia National Conference 2021 will comply with all government recommendations and restrictions, whatever they may be at this time. If circumstances necessitate any changes to our conference arrangements, we will communicate these changes with delegates as soon as practicable.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received 35 days before the National Conference will receive a full refund of registration fees less an administration charge of 15%. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded. View the full Philanthropy Australia Cancellation Policy on our website.

Notice of photography and video recording

By attending the Philanthropy Australia National Conference and/or Australian Philanthropy Awards celebration, you will be part of an event where photography, video and audio recording may occur.

By completing this registration and attending these events, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction in future Philanthropy Australia promotional material.

Code of conduct

The Philanthropy Australia National Conference aims to challenge, inspire and provoke thinking to influence and advance philanthropic practice.  While it is a wonderful few days of connecting and collaborating, we ask that all delegates respectfully refrain from soliciting funding.


For all event and registration queries, please contact ICMS.

ICMS is our professional conference organiser (PCO) and the friendly team there will be able to assist with any registration or event-based queries that you may have.

Phone: +61 3 9810 0200

Email: paconference@icms.com.au

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