so much to do – so little time


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 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.


About ozphilanthropy

#Philanthropy. #arts Posts by Sharon Nathani, PhD candidate at the Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne focussing on philanthropic funders of the arts. Sharon's study is supported through an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.
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