It seems to be that time of year when there are so many events, talks, keynotes and briefings to go to that it is all a little overwhelming,
The main items on my agenda at the moment are:
Philanthropy Australia Conference – 2 – 3 September and the Community Foundations Forum 3 – 5 September.
As well as this Philanthropy Australia has a some pre-conference workshops on 1 September and there is the annual Ethics in Philanthropy debate held as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival, presented by Australian Communities Foundation – this year entitled: The Economics of Enough on 30 August – and featuring our oft featured Genevieve Timmons and Australian Communities Foundation’s Jonathan Chapman.
There’s a session on Transparency in Philanthropy with Bradford K Smith, the president of the Foundation Center at Swinburne on 1 September, and breakfast with the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund featuring one of the key note speakers from the PA Conference, Ian Bird, from the Community Foundations of Canada (on 3 September).
If you are in Adelaide on August 27, Hub Adelaide is running a session on everything you ever wanted to know about funding.
Charities Aid Foundation is running a series of briefings on their new Good2Give workplace giving platform in Melbourne (9 September), Sydney (26 August) and Brisbane (16 September) and the Melbourne Women’s Fund is holding a Savvy Giving event with Genevieve Timmons on 19 September (email them at email@example.com to join their mailing list and to ask for an invitation).
I am sure there is more going on, so keep your eyes peeled and if you get to some events we can’t attend, think about dropping in a review.