Investing in Outcomes: Pay What it Takes Philanthropy - 9 November

Where: Webinar

When: Mon 9th Nov 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 (2 hours)

Presented by: Philanthropy Australia

​Book your place at Philanthropy Australia’s final Thought Leadership event in 2020, to join keynote speaker Kathy Reich, Director, BUILD – Ford Foundation.

The work of not-for-profits has never been so critical to the health of our society.  How can philanthropy work strategically to support not-for-profit partners to deliver meaningful outcomes and drive real change for community? Developing a shared approach for grant makers and grantees to calculate and fund the full cost of achieving impact enables philanthropy to support not-for-profit organisations to deliver the essential supports, services and outcomes that our communities need.

Kathy Reich, Director of the BUILD initiative at Ford Foundation (USA), will share her experience and insights into the extensive capability work that the Ford Foundation is supporting – and how paying what it actually takes for partner organisations to create impact and drive outcomes lies at the very heart of this work. The Ford Foundation is dedicating nearly half of its grantmaking to larger, flexible, longer-term grants, and enabling grantees to determine how the funds are spent. Drawing on her own experience leading the Foundation’s BUILD initiative, Kathy will join us this November to share real life insights on how this shift in funding model and approach ‘’...gets you great results, is feasible and will lead to substantially better relationships with your grantee partners.” Philanthropy Australia invites you to join Kathy and a panel of Australian experts for an interactive two-hour session to learn how philanthropy can adapt a pay-what-it-takes approach to support and sustain a robust, effective and impactful not-for-profit sector.


This event is open to PA members and the general public.





Kathy Reich – Director, Building Institutions and Networks (BUILD), Ford Foundation Kathy Reich leads the foundation’s BUILD initiative both in the United States and in our 10 global regions. BUILD is an essential part of the foundation’s strategy to reduce inequality, a strategy arising from the conviction that healthy civil society organizations are essential to driving and sustaining just, inclusive societies. To that end, Kathy guides Ford’s efforts to implement sector-leading approaches to supporting the vitality and effectiveness of institutions and networks that serve as pillars of broader social movements. Before joining Ford in 2016, Kathy was director of organizational effectiveness and philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, where she led a cross-cutting program to help grantees around the world strengthen their strategy, leadership and impact. Previously she had served at the Packard Foundation as policy analyst and program officer. Prior to that, she was policy director at the Social Policy Action Network, served as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, and worked for state and local elected officials in California. Kathy currently serves on the boards of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and the Peninsula Jewish Community Center. She was selected as a Schusterman Fellow in 2016. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University.

Jo Taylor – Chief Capabilities Officer, Paul Ramsay Foundation   Over the past 20+ years Jo has worked in the For Purpose sector in the UK and Australia, leading philanthropic foundations for families, corporations and government departments. Jo was part of a team that raised over $100m to reduce poverty in the UK and Africa. Managing a diverse range of philanthropic trusts and foundations, Jo has distributed in excess of $300m to for purpose organisations focused on creating long term transformational change. Leading national for purpose organisations has given Jo a deep understanding of the unique challenges of building resilient not for profits and how to work with people with diverse experience, in the hope of creating a more equitable, thriving Australia. Jo joined the Paul Ramsay Foundation in 2016 as General Manager for Operations, responsible for supporting and working with investments and partners to flex and shift systems to create better outcomes. Jo’s expertise in working alongside communities, evidence and learning, funding and systems has been invaluable. Jo is now Chief Capability Officer, leading a new portfolio of work for the Foundation, investing directly in growing the capabilities of our partners, communities and the sectors we work with. This work enhances our joint capacity on specific programs and broadens the horizon of what is possible in the future. Jo is also Chair of the taskforce set up by the Foundation to support our partners through COVID-19.

Leonard Vary – CEO, The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund Leonard assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund in October 2011. Leonard is a board member of Creative Partnerships Australia and the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a former director of Malthouse Theatre, a past Chair of the Centre for Contemporary Photography, and a past Vice President of the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Prior to his appointment to The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund, Leonard was an Executive Director of the Fox Private Group and the General Counsel, President HR and a Director of the Linfox Group. Earlier in his career Leonard was in private practice at Clayton Utz, a leading Australian law firm. Leonard holds Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Laws degrees from the University of Melbourne. Leonard has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment, and in 2006 completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Leonard is a graduate of the Cranlana Colloquium having completed the program in 2013.

Important attendee information: These webinars are part of Philanthropy Australia’s thought leadership offering and access is included in membership for members at New Gen, Active, Engaged and Impact levels (both funder and non-funding organisations). Please note, membership ticket allocations will apply for the event series (i.e. across all three date options):

  • New Gen Members- 1 complimentary registration
  • Active Members- 1 complimentary registration
  • Engaged Members- 4 complimentary registrations
  • Impact Members- 10 complimentary registrations

Additional Active, Engaged and Impact registrations can be purchased for $120 (+ booking fees). Connected members can access this event at a discounted price of $120 (+booking fees). Non-members can access this event for $150 (+booking fees). Philanthropy Australia's Cancellation Policy can be located here


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