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Webinar Series: Advocacy, influencing and impact – how can philanthropy make a difference?

Where: Online

When: Tue 5th Jul 2022, 12:00 – 13:15 (1 hour, 15 minutes)

Presented by: Philanthropy Australia

In this webinar, we will explore how advocacy, influence, and impact in Australia has evolved. And we will ask the compelling questions - How have we reached this point and where could philanthropic funding of advocacy take us next?

In the wake of a seismic shift in the national political landscape, we embark on an important discussion about how advocacy allied with philanthropy can help drive awareness and engage communities to back transformative change. What lies at the heart of this discussion is philanthropy’s historical reluctance to cross a perceived moral line and pursue funded advocacy and influencing.  

In 2013, Australian legislation was refined, deeming funded policy advocacy to be charitable. Consequently, the last decade has seen a dramatic shift in the perception of advocacy, particularly strategic funded advocacy, and its undoubted abilities to heighten the impact of government reform, reshaping the philanthropic lens surrounding advocacy. What we have seen during the election campaign is a window on to what has been occurring across many Australian communities where local fundraising has supported successful advocacy.  

In this webinar, we will explore how advocacy, influence, and impact in Australia has evolved. And we will ask the compelling questions - How have we reached this point and where could philanthropic funding of advocacy take us next?  

To examine this narrative and explore the future of advocacy, influence and impact, we will be joined by Susie Bayes, Head of Community, Climate 200, Alana Johnson AM, The Victorian Women’s Trust Chair, and Steve Michelson, Founder and Director, Michelson Alexander.  

 

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