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The inaugural Collective Giving Australia Summit

October 16th, 2019

The inaugural Collective Giving Australia Summit will take place in Sydney on Tuesday 19 November 2019. The full day Summit will bring together leaders and members of collective giving groups, both well-established and just starting out from around the country, to share successes, discuss how to enhance impact and workshop challenges. 

The Summit responds to the Department of Social Services research into the potential of collective giving in Australia and its conclusion that as the idea of giving collectively becomes more commonly known and understood, more people will engage in this type of philanthropy. 

The research reveals collective giving’s ability to grow philanthropy, by cultivating and informing new donors, and its ability to capacity build communities, by way of building awareness of community needs and connecting donors to causes and local charities. Research found 70% of participants increased or substantially increased the amount they give to charity and 67% reported greater awareness of community needs.  

Speakers will include founders and representatives from Impact100 groups, The Channel, 10x10, Melbourne Women’s Fund, Sydney Women’s Fund and The Funding Network. Representatives will also be attending from organisations that provide support services to collective giving groups such as Philanthropy Australia, Australian Communities Foundation, Good2Give and Collective Giving Australia. Panel discussions will explore impact, leverage and the multiplier effect, the limits to a volunteering and capacity building the sector. The Summit is open to anyone wishing to learn more about collective giving and how this simple idea can transform communities. The Summit is supported by Philanthropy Australia, Perpetual and JM Philanthropy

To engage with collective giving contact established groups such as Impact100 (in your State), Melbourne Women’s Fund, The Funding Network or approach your local community foundation for more information and advice.  

Click here for Summit bookings

Media contacts: 
James Boyd, Organising Committee 
0417 977 022 or james.boyd@creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au
OR 
Pat Burke, Organising Committee  
03 9665 9104 or pburke@philanthropy.org.au

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