The Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission estimates that there are over 600,000 NFPs across the country. Whilst the nature of each organisation and the services they provide is diverse, there is commonality in the issues facing the sector as a whole.
Significant policy changes and funding cuts have meant that NFPs are having to partner with other organisations, compete with for-profit companies in service delivery, locate new income streams and make difficult decisions with finite resources.
This conference will address some of the toughest challenges currently facing the leaders of this sector, and offer practical strategies and new ways of thinking to assure the sustainability of Australia’s NFPs into the future, whilst achieving the integral balance between commerciality and compassion.
This conference will focus on:
• Strategic leadership and innovative change management
• Adapting to customer-centric service delivery
• Integrating commercial business strategies
• Fostering partnerships and collaborative projects
• The process of undertaking a merger
• Identifying new opportunities for future development
Who will attend?
Not-For-Profit organisations across all fields with job titles of:
- CEO, CFO, COO
- General Manager
- Executive Director
- Director/Head of - Finance, Services, Programs, Fundraising
- Board Member
Attend to learn:
- Implement strategic leadership & innovative change-management
- Adapt to customer-centric service delivery in an increasingly commercialised environment
- Foster partnerships & collaborations with other organisations
- Approaches for designing & implementing effective business strategy
- Balancing margin with mission – developing social enterprise at Access Community Services
- KEYNOTE: Managing the ‘blur’ between NFP & For-Profit business models
- Landcare Australia: 25 years of mutually rewarding corporate partnerships
Australian Red Cross
Sandy Chakravarty is a strategic, inspirational and action oriented leader specialising in organisational financial, technological & operational renewals, sustainable growth, governance and risk management. She has gained cross cultural resourcefulness and agility from working across diverse manufacturing organisations, professional services and not for profit organisations operating in Australia, Asia-Pacific and globally.
She has effectively utilised her ability to balance strategy, commercial acumen and operational know-how to drive transformational change and growth through Greenfield and expansions, shared services, financial sustainability and operational excellence.
She is a leader who lives the values of diversity by navigating and influencing people, policies across cultures, sectors and international boundaries
Singularly adept at delivering to strategy through engagement, communication and focus on organisation goals.
She is a strategic thinker who drives, directs and influences strategy at both executive and board levels.
She is a graduate of AICD and currently serves on two NFP boards and several committees.
Variety - The Children’s Charity, NSW
Tam Johnston is the Chief Executive Officer of Variety – the Children’s Charity (NSW). Starting her career in public relations, she brings more than 16 years’ experience across the not-for-profit, government and commercial sectors. She has held senior leadership positions with the National Australia Day Council as both Deputy and Acting CEO, and as CEO of the SMILE Foundation before joining Variety in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Communication, Graduate Certificate in Management and a Masters of Business Administration. Tam loves making a difference in the lives of children and families – and bringing smart and practical business thinking to the NFP sector.
World Vision Australia
Nathan Callaghan is the Director of People & Culture for World Vision Australia (WVA). WVA is Australia’s largest overseas aid and development organisation, generating an annual revenue of approx. $420mil AUD through the amazing support of the Australian general public, Corporations, Community Groups, Churches and the Government & Multilateral organisations.
Nathan has a passion for the work of World Vision and believes that when you work for World Vision you have the opportunity to change the world and the opportunity for the world to change you. He is therefore driven and obsessed with unlocking the potential of people in the workplace. As the marketplace for giving and philanthropy in Australia is changing at a rapid rate, so is WVA. Therefore the challenges related to the work in People & Culture are both difficult and exciting.
Nathan’s career spans approximately 10 years in the recruitment sector and now 10 years I various leadership roles in World Vision Australia.
As a Dad, Nathan’s two daughters (Marley and Drew) are often subjected to a never ending bank of Dad jokes and lectures about how lucky they are to be born in Australia compared to children they sponsor as a family.
David heads Koda’s Philanthropic and Social Capital team. His primary responsibility is providing strategic advice to charitable, non-profit, and philanthropic investors. In a 27 year private wealth management career David worked for Coutts and Merrill Lynch in the UK and held senior leadership positions at Perpetual and JBWere, where he was Managing Director and Head of Philanthropic Services. David is a member of the Centre for Social Impact’s advisory council, Impact Investing Australia’s market building working group, Raise Foundation’s advisory council and a Director of the charity BoardConnect. David also sits on the editorial advisory board of Generosity magazine. In 2012 David established a Public Ancillary Fund account to encourage philanthropy within his own family. In 2013 David attended Harvard Business School, where he completed the Governing for NonProfit Excellence executive education course. More recently he completed the AICDs Governance Foundations for Non-Profit Directors course
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