12 - 14 September 2023, Swissôtel Sydney

Navigating change and strengthening your organisation to drive growth, resilience and financial sustainability

Event Overview

The Australian Not-for-Profit sector is operating in a more competitive and economically challenging environment than ever before, making it essential that they build resilience, drive innovation and strengthen their workforce to meet the rapidly rising demand for their services.

With the rising costs of service delivery and a resource scarce environment, it’s critical that NFPs have strategies in place to increase their financial sustainability, effectively navigate an economic tightening and undertake best practice strategic planning. It will also be important to effectively brand their organisations to boost visiblility, raise funds and cut through the noise to ensure that their audiences and other stakeholders are connected and well engaged with their organisation and its societal impact.

Third Sector LIVE will be returning in September 2023 to equip delegates with tools and strategies to leverage technology, tackle recruitment challenges and diversify their organisations’ revenue streams. Delegates will also learn firsthand from industry peers and leaders about raising their organisations’ profiles, raising funds and leveraging different marketing channels to drive organisational success and social change.

Our 2023 Speakers

Emily Wilson
People and Culture Manager
Share the Dignity
Brad Armstrong
Director People and Culture
Scott Stirling
Chief Executive Officer
Red Dust Role Models
Nic Marchesi
Orange Sky Laundry
Kym Pfitzner
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Red Cross
Sue Woodward AM
Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)
Deborah Thomas
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Camp Quality
William Brown
Chief Financial Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer
Redr Australia

Attend Third Sector Live 2023 and learn how to:

Drive resilience and growth through fundraising and financial sustainability strategies

Strengthen the NFP workforce through improved recruitment and retention strategies

Innovate to leverage technology and drive digital transformation within your organisation

Utilise the latest marketing and fundraising strategies to increase visibility and raise your organisation’s profile

Testimonials from past delegates

"Very engaging conference highlighting some of the great performers in the NFP sector"Dan Gaffney
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Surf Life Saving NSW
"Third Sector Live offers social sector leaders and professionals a unique opportunity to be inspired and equipped to thrive. Compelling presentations from expert practitioners offer profound insights, practical experience and guidance and extend your thinking and practice. Highly recommended!"David Jack
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Social Impact Institute
"A professionally run conference with an excellent calibre of speakers."Louise Stevens
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Harbour Care
"Thank you for holding this great event. It's so important for us to step away from the day to day of business to learn from others in the sector and share ideas to benefit the greater community of for profit organisations."Kelly Gentle
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Workplace Giving Australia
"Third Sector Live event is the go to conference to learn about the latest trends and connect with others from diverse for-purpose backgrounds. The presenters are practical and inspirational, with many handy tips and pieces of advice."Melissa Abu-Gazaleh
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Top Blokes Foundation
"A great event to get a snapshot of what's going on throughout the sector locally and overseas (with an eye on the horizon for what's up ahead) - as well as the opportunity for networking and discussion" Lindy Kingsford
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People for Purpose

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Who should attend

Third Sector LIVE is open to anyone who is passionate about our community and the environment we live in. We invite leaders from the NFP sector, and its supporting industries, including, charities, foundations, NGOs, member-based organisations, research & academia, government, philanthropy, social enterprises and corporates committed to social responsibility and shared values. Our ultimate goal is to promote an environment that inspires positive change in rebuilding the NFP sector and support for the leaders behind the movement.

Our audience from past events:

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Key Findings
10 %
Found the overall content personally & professionally relevant
10 %
Rated the overall event excellent or good
10 %
Found the speakers and sessions engaging

2023 Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Networking Luncheon Sponsor

Partnership Opportunities

Interested in partnering for Third Sector Live 2023? If you have any questions regarding the partnership options available or how we can collaborate to share your solution with our audience, then please get in touch with spex@akolade.co

Why should you sponsor?

Generate new, qualified leads

Access motivated influencers and authorised buyers at the point where they are making purchasing decisions to further their strategies. Be in the right place at the right time to influence which vendor they choose.

Demonstrate thought leadership

Take centre-stage in front of a captive and targeted audience and demonstrate the expertise and market knowledge necessary to ensure they choose you as their preferred supplier.

Engage with key decision-makers and influencers

As a key sponsor you will be in a position to have face-to-face meetings with existing and potential clients in an environment that is set up for business conversations and interaction.

Position your company brand front of mind

Be the brand that springs to mind when choosing solutions. Be the prominent solution provider in this space by being seen and heard.

Build your pipeline

Secure new appointments, proposals and tenders by proactively showcasing, engaging and building relations with the people you want as customers.

Secure a competitive advantage

Place your key staff in a room with retailers who have a genuine interest in your solution and at the time when you can have a direct influence on their selection criteria.

Gain business intelligence for maximum client engagement

Know your market direct from your potential clients and be in a position to set-up genuine opportunities for maximising new business results. Be the first to know what is happening so you can act quickly to develop business partnerships.



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