Philanthropic Learning Program

2019 Philanthropic Learning Program (PLP)

Philanthropy Australia conducts an extensive range of philanthropic learning programs (half-day courses) 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. All PLP course will be conducted in June & October/November.

For a full copy of the 2019 PLP Program - please click here.

For Funders

Philanthropy 101 -Where to Start!
Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy 201 Deconstructing Philanthropy & Emerging Practice
Philanthropy Australia

Engaging your family in philanthropy
Governance - PAFs & PuAFs
Australian Philanthropic Services

Governance - Testamentary & Charitable Trusts
Australian Philanthropic Services

Making your data work for you
JM Philanthropy
Venture Philanthropy - Transitioning Grantees to Investees
Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA)
Ethical Philanthropy
Alto Global Consulting

Social Housing, the issues, opportunities for philanthropy and current solutions
Social Scaffolding


Youth Justice, the issues, opportunities for philanthropy and current solutions
Social Scaffolding



Funders & Fund Seekers

Impact Investing 101 Essentials
Philanthropy Australia

Impact Investing 201
Isaac Jeffries

Giving Circle Magic 101
Philanthropy Australia


Fundamentals for Impact: Doing Good Better
Social Ventures Australia (SVA)


For Fund Seekers

Grant-Seeker 101 - Workshop
Strategic Grants

Prospect Research and Major Gift Success
Fundraising, Research & Consulting

Gifts in Wills for NFPs

Establishing an enduring culture of philanthropy: Concentrate on donors - Not donations
GZDW Consulting

Pitching with Purpose & Passion
The Funding Network

Measure and report your social value
The Incus Group


From Strategy to Impact
The Incus Group

Philanthropy Peer Learning Groups
Off-the-Grid Series

Grant- Seeker 201 – ‘Show me the money!’ – Philanthropy Australia
Impact Investing 301 - Isaac Jeffries
Talking Philanthropy with Clients/Families – Philanthropy Australia
Moderated Self-Learning Groups - EOI - Philanthropy Australia

2019 Fees

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

Each workshop has a minimum and maximum number to ensure that all participants receive the best opportunity for learning and interaction. We also believe that where possible more than one person from an organisation should attend each workshop as collectively, they realise a greater benefit back in their respective organisations, and as such, for most courses – for every registration you purchase, you get one free!

We also offer discount vouchers* for the 2019 program – these vouchers can be used for any course.

Each voucher entitles you to ONE place + ONE place free – 2 registrations per voucher!

       PA Member/Partner inc GST            Non-Members inc GST       
Early-Bird Voucher 
   available until 5pm 5 April 2019   
$286 $330
Mulit-Discount Vouchers    
5 Vouchers $1,320 $1,540
10 Vouchers $2,200 $2,860

* Please note that for some courses more than one voucher may be required

To view and purchase vouchers click here

Our 2019 venue partner




All registrations (except for vouchers) must be made via our Eventbrite registration pages – access via the Philanthropy Australia website.

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 – please note that there are NO refunds on Vouchers.

If Philanthropy Australia cancels a course for any reason – your fees paid will be refunded in full OR 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.

Share an opportunity

If there’s a project you'd like to see get off the ground and would like another funder to join you, please contact your State Manager:

They’ll work with you to submit your co-funding opportunity.

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