2022 Pre-conference Masterclasses 

Held on Tuesday 6 September

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8:00am Registration Desk Opens

 10am - 1pm

PAF 101 – the nuts and bolts of running a PAF  

This session will cover the key activities and requirements to effectively run a Private Ancillary Fund to achieve a family’s philanthropic goals. Who needs to be involved, what to look out for and what to avoid. Bring your tricky questions.

David Ward - Technical Director, Australian Philanthropic Services

 10am - 1pm

Indirect costs - what does it take to Pay What it Takes?

Building on the the output of this year's PWIT workshops, we will continue to explore this approach to funding indirect costs, looking in particular at how best to present it, and get it across the line at board level.

Charlotte Siddle - Executive Director, the Siddle Family Foundation
Jo Taylor - Chair, Paying What It Takes Coalition
Kirsty Albion - Executive Director, Australian Progress 
Genevieve Timmons - Philanthropic Executive, Industry Fellow, CSI Swinburne, Senior Associate, Paul Ramsay Foundation
Matt Knopp - Capability Lead, Paul Ramsay Foundation

 10am - 1pm

Endowments for Impact - aligning the capital base with responsible investing practices and impact objects of the Foundation

Professional development for trustees, directors and senior management of trusts & foundations to examine the case for change alongside the legal and practical considerations involved in portfolio transition.

Simon Lewis - Partner, GoodWolf
Claire Hanratty - Director, GoodWolf 
Seak-King Huang - Partner, Milner & Huang
Karen Ng - Director - Multi-Asset Investments, Brightlight
Sara Parrott - CEO, Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland
Maree Sidey - CEO, Australian Communities Foundation
Ben Smith - Lead, Impact Investing, Paul Ramsay Foundation

 10am - 1pm

Funding Social Enterprise for Systems Change

Social enterprise can help set up sustainable systems change in our communities through the provision of goods and services and providing access to opportunities for training and employment. How can philanthropy best fund social enterprise and what benefits does collaboration bring?

Matthew Allen - Senior Research Assistant, The Yunus Centre, Griffith University 
Matt Knopp - Capability Lead, Paul Ramsay Foundation
Sally McGeoch - Senior Advisor, Westpac Foundation
Jess Moore - CEO, Social Enterprise Australia 
Belinda Morrissey - CEO, English Family Foundation & Chair, Social Enterprise Australia
Bec Scott - Co-Founder and CEO, STREAT
Luke Terry - Co-Founder and CEO, White Box Enterprises
Dr Sharon Zivkovic - Co-Founder, Wicked Lab, Founder, Community Capacity Builders

 10am - 1pm

Evaluating for Impact 

Liz Gillies, CEO of Menzies Foundation, and her panellists take a deep dive into what it means to develop a best practice approach and create a lasting impact for grantmakers, and not-for-profits in philanthropy. As the lead author in Philanthropy: Toward a Better Practice Model, recognises that philanthropy is an important catalyst for social change and plays a compelling role in supporting communities and mitigating disadvantages. Evolving the ideas and strategies from this, Liz’s masterclass encapsulates the notion of opportunity for change that will build towards better practice models and increased impact of Australian philanthropy.

Dr Kerry Elliott - Senior Researcher, Australian Council for Education Research 
Liz Gillies - CEO, Menzies Foundation 
Kathryn Greiner AO Director, Gabane, Paul Ramsay Foundation, Menzies Foundation
Claire Hanratty - Director, GoodWolf
Anna Powell - CEO, Collaboration for Impact
Sarah Jenkins - Strategic Communication Manager, Menzies Foundation
​Chris Marmo - Co-Founder & CEO, Paper Giants
Sam Richards - Managing Director, Brightlight Impact Advisory


2pm - 5pm

Developing a corporate giving strategy that delivers for all stakeholders 

In today’s world, it’s no longer acceptable to focus on shareholder return alone, stakeholders are now king, and all their needs must be embraced.  More businesses are recognising that they must develop giving strategies that align with their purpose and values, but navigating how to set this up, measure its impact and deliver more broadly against a company’s Sustainable Development Goals can be challenging.  
In this Masterclass we will look at each of these stages, from where to start to what it can deliver, to address the needs of all stakeholders. 

Olivia Clark-Moffatt - Director of Engagement, Australian Community Foundations
Laura Cochrane - Head of Strategic Giving, National Australia Bank (NAB)
Josh Kahn - Sustainability Consultant, Corporate Citizenship
Kylie Porter - Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Australia.
Simon Robinson - Director - Corporate Citizenship

2pm - 5pm

Influencing Government: A Masterclass in government relations and funding advocacy

How does government and advocacy work? - Engaging with the government to achieve social change.

Larissa Baldwin - Chief Campaigns Officer, GetUp
Olivia Greenwell - Director of Communications and Engagement, Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
Damian Griffis - CEO, First Peoples Disability Network 
Harriet McCallum - Executive Officer, Mannifera
Sam Rosevear - Executive Director - Policy, Government Relations and Research, Philanthropy Australia
Malinda Wink - Global Director, Good Pitch 
Saffron Zomer - Founder and Director, Australian Democracy Network

2pm - 5pm

Building our Cultural Intelligence

The conversation about how philanthropy can walk alongside First Nations people is not a new one, but how can we translate talk into meaningful action, to become allies and pick up the pace on delivering impact. While it is necessary to obtain some Cultural Awareness/Safety/Intelligence training as a foundation for engagement with First Nations peoples, there is work to be done beyond to build increased capability. In this Masterclass, we will not delve into the basic elements of Cultural Awareness/Safety/Intelligence training, but instead, explore how to improve our understanding of applied awareness of power as it relates to building cultural intelligence. 

Mark Yettica-Paulson - Deep Collaboration Lead, Collaboration for Impact, Chief Director, Super Native Unlimited

2pm - 5pm

What does contemporary grantmaking look like and how do you operationalise it?  

In this Masterclass, Genevieve will cover the fundamentals of effective structured giving in 2022, drawing on more than three decades of deep and wide experience in the changing landscape of philanthropy in Australia and across the world.
This class is designed for people seeking professional development in contemporary philanthropic grantmaking, whether as individuals or as part of an organisation. Content will focus on current philanthropic practices and challenges, including analysis and reflection on past giving strategies that work or no longer serve.
This is an interactive workshop offering tools, examples to harness practical applications, and a set of guiding principles, all ensuring optimal impact and efficiency in structured giving today.
As an Industry Partner with the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University, and a Senior Associate at the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Genevieve is committed to contemporary, future focused strategies for structured philanthropic giving.

Genevieve Timmons - Philanthropic Executive, Industry Fellow, CSI Swinburne, Senior Associate, Paul Ramsay Foundation
Anna Marinovich - Partnerships Officer, Paul Ramsay Foundation

2pm - 5pm

What does ‘applying a lens’ to your program design and funding really mean, and to what end?

We often hear the term 'apply a lens to your giving’, but what does that actually mean in the context of funding and program design? With our panel of experts, we are deep diving into various lenses, including LGBTIQA+, climate, gender and disability and their undoubtable intersectionality. This masterclass will challenge the current rhetoric and ask how can we maximise philanthropy’s involvement to strengthen our communities.

Daisy Barham - Environmental Philanthropy Manager, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network
Dr Catherine Brown OAM CEO, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, Chair, the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network
Madison de Rozario - Paralympic Athlete
Georgia Mathews - Director of Philanthropy, Australian Communities Foundation
Julie Reilly OAM - CEO, Australians Investing in Women
Dr Victor Sojo - Senior Lecturer in Leadership, University of Melbourne 
Stacey Thomas - CEO, The Wyatt Foundation

Please note that the program is subject to change

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