Global trends in philanthropy for NFP’s with Dr Jason Franklin

Fri, 7 Jun 2024 09:30am - 12:30pm AWST Perth, WA

Are you or your organisation looking to increase your capacity to engage with philanthropy and grantmakers? 

Join us for a keynote and workshop covering global philanthropic trends for not-for-profits with international expert, Dr. Jason Franklin. 

We will cover topics including:

  • International philanthropic trends and how they may impact us in Western Australia
  • Building a culture of philanthropy on not-for-profit boards and engaging executive leadership
  • Strategies for more effective and durable collaboration between not-for-profit and funding partners
  • Examples of not-for-profit collaborations that have successfully leveraged philanthropic and governmental support

A special thanks to Lotterywest for their support of Philanthropy Australia and the More and Better Giving Initiative. 

This event is for Members of Philanthropy Australia and special guests.


Dr Jason Franklin – Founder & Principal, Ktisis Capital 

Dr Jason Franklin is Founder & Principal of Ktisis Capital through which he serves as a strategic advisor to a mix of progressive individual donors, families, foundations, networks, and philanthropic collaboratives. Building on 20+ years of philanthropic and organizing experience, his work is focused on moving resources to racial, social, economic & environmental justice. Additionally, he is the General Partner of both the Michigan Independent Media Group and Lares Holdings, a small family real estate investment company. He serves as board chair of the Michigan Alliance; co-facilitator of both Threshold Foundation’s Reproductive Justice grant collaborative and Democracy grant collaborative; and is a member of Foundation Conservation Carpathia USA’s board and the Philanthropy Initiative Working Group at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. He is a co-founder and member of the Solidaire donor network and member of the Threshold Foundation, Democracy Alliance, Generation Pledge, and the Franklin Weinberg Fund

Before launching Ktisis, he served as the inaugural W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy (the nation’s first endowed chair focused on community philanthropy), where he engaged in research, teaching, and thought leadership to advance the field, nationally and internationally. He received his PhD from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service where he also held an appointment for ten years as an award-winning adjunct professor teaching about philanthropy and social change. He previously served as Executive Director of Bolder Giving, an organization that inspired people to give big & take more philanthropic risks which was credited by Melinda Gates as an inspiration for the billionaire Giving Pledge, and has also worked at the 21st Century School Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Next Generation Leadership Network, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and White House Office of National AIDS Policy.