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Third
Sector
LIVE

Third Sector LIVE will focus on 4 key verticals:

  • Leadership, management and governance
  • Marketing, communications and fundraising
  • People, culture and volunteering
  • Future of the sector and technology

  • About Third Sector Live

    Each year Third Sector gathers the who’s who in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector, enabling a unique opportunity for leadership, education and knowledge sharing with Australia’s leading sector executives and decision makers.

    Themed ‘Growing stronger, fiercer and better – Together’, we want delegates to walk away informed, inspired and equipped with the tools to drive organisational growth and impact through the lens of collaboration.

    Third Sector LIVE will also include the Awards night to celebrate the achievements of our leaders and the impact that they have on the sector.

    Anticipated number of delegates: 300-400.

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    Purpose

    Impact on industry, politics, community and environment

    Inspiration

    Hear from influential leaders

    Informed

    Keep up-to-date with trends and movements

    Conversation

    Meet and interact with like-minded people, forming long lasting valuable relationships

    Celebrate

    Join us for the Third Sector awards!

    Free Bonus

    Buy three and get additional pass for free

    Program

    Day one
    Setting strong foundations
    Setting strong foundations

    Setting strong foundations

    SESSION 1
    9:00am - 10:20am

    David Crosbie, Chief Executive Officer, Community Council for Australia
    Discussing the role of NFPs and charities in today's Australia

    Dr Gary Johns, Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
    Discussing the importance of trust and transparency in the sector

    MORNING TEA
    10:20am - 10:50am

    SESSION 2
    10:50am - 12:50pm

    Ron Hooton, Chief Executive Officer, Vision Australia
    Thinking differently - Developing strategic thinking strategies

    Martin Laverty, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service
    Creating a strong governance for charitable purposes

    Panel discussion: Ron Hooton, Chief Executive Officer, Vision Australia; Adam Mooney, Chief Executive Officer Officer, Good Shepherd Microfinance
    Attracting and retaining the right workforce for your organisation

    NETWORKING LUNCH
    12:50pm - 1:50pm

    SESSION 3
    1:50pm - 3:15pm

    Louise Baxter, Chief Executive, Starlight's Children's Foundation
    Identifying where your company needs to go and how technology can help you get there

    Adam Mooney, Chief Executive Officer, Good Shepherd Microfinance
    Developing strategies to drive organisational innovation

    AFTERNOON TEA
    3:10pm - 3:40pm

    SESSION 4
    3:40pm-5:00pm

    Professor Sanchia Aranda, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia
    Developing a national brand campaign that tells the story of impact

    Sashenka Worsman, Chief Executive Officer, Oaktree
    How to effectively attract and engage a young workforce

    *Times and speakers are subject to change.

    THIRD SECTOR AWARDS
    7:00pm, Lighthouse Gallery

    Day two
    Collaborating for better outcomes
    Collaborating for better outcomes

    Collaborating for better outcomes

    SESSION 1
    9:00am - 10:20am

    The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-profits, Parliament of Australia
    Changing the trend of declining community engagement in Australia

    Deborah Gold, Chief Executive Officer, National Aids Trust (UK)
    How to grow your brand and reputation whilst advocating for your mission

    MORNING TEA
    10:20am - 10:50am

    SESSION 2
    10:50am - 12:10am

    Michelle Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation
    Increasing impact by developing partnerships with organisations that are working towards the same goals

    Panel discussion: Jono Nicholas, Chief Executive Officer, ReachOut Australia
    Discussing the role of technology in marketing and fundraising

    NETWORKING LUNCH
    12:30pm - 1:10pm

    SESSION 3
    1:10pm - 2:30pm

    Holly Masters, Chief Executive Officer, McGrath Foundation
    Driving company growth through corporate partnerships

    Professor Kristy Muir, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Social Impact
    Increasing social impact by combining technology resources and partnership

    AFTERNOON TEA
    2:30pm - 3:00pm

    SESSION 4
    3:00pm - 4:20pm

    Craig Connelly, Chief Executive Officer, Ian Potter Foundation
    From the philanthropists' perspective: Developing partnerships with NFPs

    Alan Beattie, Social Enterprise Manager, Holyoake
    Generating social impact alongside financial returns

    *Times and speakers are subject to change.