In Australian Community Philanthropy’s 2020 webinar series, we’ll explore topics of interest to Community Foundations in Australia, featuring speakers and guests who are involved with Community Foundations in various capacities and in different regions.

We invite you to join the Australian Community Philanthropy network at one of our upcoming free webinars this month and next. Any and all Community Foundation board members, staff and volunteers are welcome to join us for these virtual conversations. 

We’ll cover the current priority areas for community foundations, including fundraising and bequests, ethical investing, peer support programs and more. 

Please register for the sessions you would like to attend on Humanitix and we will email you with the relevant Zoom details.

REGISTER HERE

Community Foundations & GivingTuesday 2020 

14 OCTOBER | 12:00 – 1:00 PM AEDT

This webinar will introduce the GivingTuesday concept and explore how it can be leveraged to benefit your community and your foundation.

SPEAKERS
Alex McMillan, Our Community
Andrew Eales, The Ballarat Foundation

Bequest campaigns & marketing

21 OCTOBER | 12:00 – 1:00 PM AEDT

This webinar will consider bequests as part of a comprehensive fundraising program. We’ll hear why and how Community Foundations of New Zealand brought together its members for the September is Wills Month campaign and what they have learned.

SPEAKER
Eleanor Cater, Community Foundations of New Zealand

Ethical investing for Community Foundations

28 OCTOBER | 12:00 – 1:00 PM AEDT

Investing plays a crucial role in a community foundation’s asset growth strategy. This webinar will trace the journey to responsible investing for Australian Communities Foundation. 

SPEAKERS
Maree Sidey, Australian Communities Foundation
Tim Macready, Brighlight

Helping the helpers: Peer support for communities in the aftermath of emergency

4 NOVEMBER | 12:00 – 1:00 PM AEDT

In a natural disaster or an emergency, it is understood that first responders need support. But what about the local community volunteers behind the scenes? Community foundations affected by Australia’s Black Summer will share their experiences and ideas on how we can strengthen the collective support network. 

SPEAKERS
Louise Halsey, Community Foundation for Tumut Region
Sara Jenkins, Upper Murray Innovation Foundation

Evolving community philanthropy practice in a fast-changing environment: Lessons from 2020

11 NOVEMBER | 12:00 – 1:00 PM AEDT

Covid-19 has created a new environment for community philanthropy. We’ll explore the practical changes Community Foundations have made this year in working with grantees, local charities, donors, and the community; and what we are learning from adapting our practice.

SPEAKERS
Louise Kuramoto, Australian Communities Foundation
More to be announced very soon!

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