Pre-conference Masterclasses - Tuesday 6 September

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 10am - 1pm

PAF 101 – the nuts and bolts of running a PAF  

The nuts and bolts of running a Private Ancillary Fund.

David Ward - Technical Director, Australian Philanthropic Services

 10am - 1pm

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

Discussing the tools developed at Philanthropy Australia's PWIT Workshops looking at how to develop budgets, resource organisations and influence at Board level to betters support the indirect costs of For-purpose organisations.

Jo Taylor - General Manager, Operations, Paul Ramsay Foundation

 10am - 1pm

Structuring Endowment for Impact

Professional development for trustees in the sector

Simon Lewis - Partner, Goodwolf 

 10am - 1pm

Funding Social Enterprise for Systems Change

Social Enterprise can help set up sustainable systems change in our communities through 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?

Belinda Morrissey - CEO, English Family Foundation & Chair, Social Enterprise National Strategy
Sally McGeoch - Senior Advisor, Westpac Foundation
Lisa Waldron - Employment Partnership Program lead, Westpac Foundation
Matt Knopp - Capability Lead, Paul Ramsay Foundation

 10am - 1pm

Evaluation for Impact 

Impact should be a tool for philanthropy, not just something to tick of for acquittal.

Liz Gillies - CEO, Menzies Foundation


2pm - 5pm

Developing a Corporate Strategy

Developing a corporate strategy, accountability to stakeholders, social impact, volunteering, wpg.

Kylie Porter - Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Australia.

2pm - 5pm

Influencing Government: A practical guide to engaging with government to secure funding or achieve policy reform

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

Sam Rosevear - Executive Director - Policy, Government Relations and Research, Philanthropy Australia
Krystian Seibert - Policy and Regulatory Specialist, Philanthropy Australia
Kirsty Albion - Executvie Director, Australian Progress

2pm - 5pm

Building our Cultural Intelligence

Developing greater cultural awareness in order to better fund First Nations communities and organisations.

Mark Yettica-Paulson - Cheif, Super Native Unlimited

2pm - 5pm

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

Based on the principles of savvy giving.

Genevieve Timmons - Philanthropic Executive and Consultant

2pm - 5pm

Applying a lens to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We often hear the term 'apply a lens to your giving', but what does that actually mean, and how do you do it?  We will take a look at how to approach this with gender, LGBTQI+ and climate.

Georgia Mathews - Philanthropy and Engagement Lead, Australian Communities Foundation
Daisy Barham - Environmental Philanthropy Manager, Australia Environmental Grantmakers Network

Please note that the program is subject to change

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