New Gen Network

New Gen Network memberships connect new and emerging philanthropists in their 20s & 30s.

The New Gen Network (New Gen) is for individuals in their 20s and 30s who want to make a difference. Create relationships that last a lifetime and learn from some of the most experienced philanthropists in Australia.  

New Gen has been part of Philanthropy Australia since 2012 and has incubated some of Australia’s leading young philanthropists and social entrepreneurs. The network includes next generation family members, young professionals, social entrepreneurs and philanthropic and corporate foundation staff and trustees. Whether you are at the beginning of your philanthropic journey, exploring how to maximise your impact, or looking to become a leader in the sector, New Gen will provide you with the knowledge and connections to find your way. 

It all starts here. Be the change you seek! 

Being a member of New Gen and Philanthropy Australia provides wonderful opportunities to connect and learn from like-minded individuals and organisations, as well as experts in the field from around the world. The knowledge I’ve been exposed to has informed decisions in my personal giving journey, my career and my NFP board roles. Daniella Alhadeff, Senior Manager, Social Impact, PwC 

Why should I join New Gen?

New Gen is tailored to you at your stage in the philanthropic journey, whether you’re a beginnermore established or developing as a leader in the sector

As a New Gen, you: 

  • Learn the basics of how to ‘do’ philanthropy 
  • Become part of an inspiring and impactful network of next generation givers; 
  • Engage with the most successful people in the industry and high-profile philanthropic leaders; 
  • Gain the tools to advance the cause areas you believe in; 
  • Are the first to learn critical information on philanthropic trends and announcements; and 
  • Gain the skills, opportunities and connections to take a leadership role in the philanthropic sector.  

I am grateful that through this programme, I have such a great network of friends around me with a shared passion for philanthropy who inspire me every day with their amazing work and projects. Courtney Talbot, QCF Emerging Philanthropist of the Year 

What's included in my New Gen membership? 

We’ll connect you with like-minded members of Philanthropy Australia, and you’ll meet regularly with other New Gens to build your network, compare your experience and discuss ideas. You’ll hear from leading Australian and international speakers AND have access to extensive resources that outline where to start, structuring your giving and different ways of giving back like Impact Investing, creating a Social Business and leveraging your skills and networks to help your chosen cause. You also have access to a dedicated Philanthropy Australia staff member to connect you with the right people and provide personalised guidance to help you find your way. 

From quality speakers to working on social issues in groups and to meeting likeminded peers, I have enjoyed my time as part of the program immensely and remain committed to its success and growth moving forward. I would highly recommend the program to others. Ronan Lehane, Founder & Director, Capital Collaboration 

What are my benefits?

Networking Attend New Gen events and Philanthropy Australia’s Peer Network Meetings (members come together to discuss issues and concerns, share information and learn from each other).  

Learning Access to Thought Leadership events with Australian and international philanthropic leaders. 

Personalised Support from Philanthropy Australia staff to guide you at your stage of giving. 

Online resources Philanthropy Weekly subscription, our one-stop-shop for the latest philanthropic news, opportunities and events; and exclusive access to the Better Giving Hub portal with: 

  • A wealth of information, webinars and sector updates 
  • Foundation Maps Australia, our interactive resource that shows you who funds what and where 
  • Online Advocacy Toolkit  

Discounts to our National Conference and Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, bringing together Australian funders, political leaders and policymakers. 

I've had a great time meeting other young philanthropists through New Gen events; one of them has even become one of my closest friends. I've also gotten a lot out of the Philanthropy Australia conferences - make sure you don't miss them! Whether you're just at the start of your philanthropic journey or have been giving for many years, I'd definitely recommend getting involved in New Gen. Anna Rose, Farmers for Climate Action 

How do I express my interest?

To express your interest in this network and find out more, contact via the 'Expression of Interest' button below and we'll be in touch. 

The network is a safe space for like-minded peers to share ideas and projects. To honour the privacy of our members, pitches for funding are excluded from the program and members’ names are not distributed to the media or public without permission. 


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Please get in touch with your State Manager if you have additional questions or would like to discuss the membership packages further.

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