Philanthropic Learning Program

Philanthropic Learning Program (PLP) 2019

Philanthropy Australia conducts an extensive range of philanthropic learning programs to improve effectiveness and impact for funders, individual philanthropists and their families, fund seekers, not-for-profits and professional financial advisers. All courses are conducted in conjunction with our members/partners.

Click the links below to view individual course details, dates and locations. The remaining PLP courses will be conducted in June & October/November.

For Funders

Engaging your family in philanthropy 
- Brisbane 6/11

Involving the whole family in charitable giving can be a highly rewarding journey and set the foundations for an enduring giving tradition. However, sometimes it can quite difficult to get everyone on the same page or even interested in the families’ giving. This workshop is ideal for anyone looking to better engage their family in giving.

Making your data work for you 
JM Philanthropy
- Melbourne 12/11

Understand how the data you are already collecting can be used in a meaningful way to inform your decision making and enhance your grant-making.

Social Housing, the issues, opportunities for philanthropy and current solutions
Social Scaffolding - Bris 7/11, Melb 13/11 & Syd 20/11

Program outline

An introduction to social housing;

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Demand vs supply
  • The issues caused by lack of supply

Giving and investment into social housing;

  • Giving for impact
  • Impact investment

A closer look current solutions around Australia and internationally.

Youth Justice, the issues, opportunities for philanthropy and current solutions 
Social Scaffolding
- Bris 7/11, Melb 13/11 & Syd 20/11

Program outline

An introduction to Youth Justice;

  • The experience for a young person - Before, during and after YJ
  • What has changed to create the current challenges
  • What is happening in each state

How to shift the dial on issues causing YJ challenges;

  • Stories of success 
  • Employment vs recidivism

Giving and investment into youth pathways;

  • Funding early intervention
  • Investing in long term pathways

For Fund-Seekers

Establishing an enduring culture of philanthropy: Concentrate on donors - Not donations 
GZDW Consulting
- Melb 12/11 & Syd 19/11

This promises to be an engaging, active and thought-provoking session. Investing some time to establish a philanthropic presence throughout your organisation will enable you to leave a lasting legacy. An enduring culture of philanthropy will last longer than you can imagine. Attendees will come away with practical skills and a collection of ideas, words, phrases and plans to truly make a difference to you and your organisation.

Pitching with Purpose & Passion 
The Funding Network
- Melb 14/11 & Syd 21/11

How to create authentic storytelling for maximum impact.

Program Outline 

  • Develop a clear understanding of your organisation’s story 
  • Audience analysis and targeted responses
  • Mapping a narrative to sharpen the pitch
  • Dynamic mix of communications theory as well as practical lessons, case studies, and storytelling
  • Focus on ‘why’ people respond to a pitch

This is a highly interactive workshop where two participants are expected from each organisation – with maximum of 10 (5 pairs).

Measure and report your social value 
The Incus Group
- Bris 7/11, Melb 13/11 & Syd 20/11

An interactive masterclass aimed at managers of NFPs and philanthropic programs which will provide participants with tangible skills and templates that you can immediately put into effect.

Program Outline  

  • How to develop your story of change
  • How to identify what data to collect to measure your social value
  • How to report and communicate your social value
  • Real life examples of how other NFPs have measured their social value and will involve exercises that will allow you to work on your own programs


Fees for courses vary and are indicated with individual program outlines and include GST.

Philanthropy Australia members and clients of our partner presenters receive a generous discount – if you are not a member of Philanthropy Australia click here

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All registrations (except for vouchers) must be made via our Eventbrite registration pages – which can accessed at the links provided in each course description above.

All fees quoted in this brochure and website do not include any credit card surcharges and fees as determined by Eventbrite – please carefully check before confirming your payment. Philanthropy Australia can also invoice your organisation directly as well.

Should you be unable to attend a workshop, a substitute participant is welcome to attend in your place at no extra fee.

NO REFUNDS will be given for cancellations within 30 days of the scheduled course being conducted.

If Philanthropy Australia cancels a course for any reason – your fees paid will be refunded in full OR you can be transferred to another 2019 PLP course of your choice as a credit. (any price difference will either be refunded, or you will be invoiced for the difference).

Dates, course details and presenters are subject to change.

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