Cutting Through The Noise
24th -26th September 2019 - Swissotel Sydney
Cutting Through The Noise
24th -26th September 2019 - Swissotel Sydney

Speakers

Rochelle Courtenay
Share The Dignity
Founder and Managing Director
Rochelle Courtenay
Share The Dignity
Founder and Managing Director
After reading in 2015 that homeless women Australia-wide were making sanitary pads out of public restroom toilet paper because they couldn’t afford to buy them, Rochelle Courtenay started a small sanitary collection in her Brisbane neighbourhood. She donated the items to a local women’s shelter.     Through demand, the not-for-profit charity Share the Dignity was born, providing homeless and at-risk women Australia-wide with sanitary items.  More than 4000 volunteers and some of Australias biggest corporates are now behind the charity, which has collected in excess of 1.7 million packets of sanitary items since its formation.    Rochelle, affectionately known as “Pad lady” designed a world-first Dignity Vending Machine, known as the Pinkbox. The vending machines are purposely designed to dispense a free period pack of sanitary items. By the end of 2019, there will be 20Pinkboxes installed in poverty-stricken schools, homeless centres, domestic violence shelters and areas of severe poverty Australia-wide.    Furthermore, Share the Dignity now runs a Christmas appeal called #Itsinthebag.  In the last two weeks of November, women are asked to donate a pre-loved or new handbag filled with sanitary items plus some of other life’s essentials like shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, toothpaste, a toothbrush and any other gift they may wish to donate.   More recently, Rochelle and her team of national supporters successfully campaigned the Federal Government to abolish the GST on sanitary items stating: “It’s not fair or right to have GST on sanitary items because they’re a basic human right and not a luxury. Ferrero Rochers are a luxury in my house."   Panel DiscussionRevolutionising measurement and evaluation techniques to ensure business adaptability   
  • How to keep up with rapidly changing industry trends 
  • Ensuring that your business remains ahead of the competition 
Rochelle Courtenay, Founder and Managing Director, Share The Dignity 
Emma Riley
Lonely Whale, USA
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Emma Riley
Lonely Whale, USA
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Emma Riley is the director of strategic partnerships of award-winning Lonely Whale. In her role, Emma serves as a brand strategist focused on building cross-industry and cross-culture partnerships and spearheading radically collaborative efforts that strengthen Lonely Whale’s global presence and impact.    A leader in strategic marketing, Emma has presented around the world on the value of meaningful campaigns to Northside Festival, the Ministry of Ideas in Miami, New York City Design Festival, Beckman Centre of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine UC Irvine and more. In 2018, she was recognized as a Rubicon Global Waste Fit Champion and as one of the top 100 up and coming female culture creators in the United States by PureWow. Emma has been featured in Brooklyn Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, MindBodyGreen and L'Express, amongst others. She is a global innovator committed to facilitating positive change.   International Case Study: Using radical collaboration to transform teams into motivated and empowered groups 
  • Focussing on brand strategy to build cross-industry and cross-culture partnerships 
  • Using radical collaboration to strengthen your organisations presence and impact  
Emma Riley, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Lonely Whale USA
Claire Rogers
World Vision Australia
Chief Executive Officer
Claire Rogers
World Vision Australia
Chief Executive Officer
World Vision Australia CEO Claire Rogers is a social innovator. She has been a driving force behind change initiatives, helping organisations adapt to the tech-disrupted economy and aligning physical and digital execution to maximise opportunities.  In her previous role as head of ANZ Australia’s digital banking, Claire spearheaded the bank's digital channels transformation. She is recognised for her capacity to grow customer-facing business.  A highly networked influencer, Claire brings to different environments finely-tuned communication and negotiation skills and a strength and compassion that creates strong community buy-in and support.  She is inspired by World Vision’s pursuit of a just and peaceful world, where every child can experience life in all its fullness. She has a passion for equal opportunity and understands the challenges facing not-for-profits as they adapt to the new economy.  Claire has been chair of Ridley Theological College for the past eight years and is a member of the Australian Council for International Development board.  She, her husband and two children have been World Vision child sponsors since 2006. In November 2016, Claire visited her sponsored child in Myanmar.  Presentation: Enhancing business performance through operational efficiency  
  • Assessing business performance to adapt and remain ahead of the market  
  • Streamlining core processes to work efficiently  
  • Increasing transparency between staff through open communication platforms 
Claire Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, World Vision Australia 
Nick Pearce
HoMie
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Nick Pearce
HoMie
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Presentation: Discovering new revenue opportunities that improve financial profitability 
  • How to consistently engage communities in your organisation and its purpose 
  • Engaging stakeholders through retail charity stores 
  • Examining the benefits of integrated fundraising approaches  
Nick Pearce, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HoMie 
Megan Gilmour
Missing Schools
Chief Executive Officer
Megan Gilmour
Missing Schools
Chief Executive Officer
Megan Gilmour is a social innovator who has worked on complex social and economic development operations across more than 24 countries, including in health and education. She is CEO and co-founder of MissingSchool, an Australian advocacy group for keeping seriously sick kids connected to their schools. She co-authored an Australian-first report on that subject which received a Prime Minister’s statement of support in 2015. As a Churchill Fellow, Megan studied models in six countries for connecting seriously sick kids to their education. She’s the creator of an Australian-first telepresence robot service giving two-way digital connection to students with serious illness to their classrooms, a TEDx Speaker, was a 2019 nominee for ACT Australian of the Year, and was recently awarded the 2019 ACT Telstra Business Woman of the Year in the For Purpose and Social Enterprise category. Her work is passionately driven by her experience as a mother to a young son who survived a life-threatening illness.  Presentation: Using a systems approach to drive results based management 
  • The role of theory of change in uncovering evaluable interventions 
  • Using catalytic mechanisms to trigger distributed results 
  • Program logic and discovering your “flywheel” for momentum 
  • Monitoring, evaluating and managing for results and impact 
Megan Gilmour, CEO, Missing Schools 
Jan Owen
The Foundation for Young Australians
Chief Executive Officer
Jan Owen
The Foundation for Young Australians
Chief Executive Officer
Jan is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia’s youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors. The CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and YLab, the global youth futures lab, Jan’s lifelong mission is to unleash the potential of young people to lead positive change in the world.   Jan’s enlightening, challenging and entertaining with the aim of transforming the way society talks about and engages with young people – from treating them as a problem to be solved to recognising that young people are contributing to and driving social change.   Keynote Presentation: Creating the workforce of tomorrows demands 
  • Ensuring young Australian’s have skills and experience for jobs of the future 
  • Encouraging innovation to ensure economic and social progression 
Jan Owen, Chief Executive Officer, The Foundation for Young Australians  
Scott Lockie
The Australian Charity Guide and emPOWER Your Mission
Chief Executive Officer
Scott Lockie
The Australian Charity Guide and emPOWER Your Mission
Chief Executive Officer
PANEL Discussion: Domestic and global NFP trends and benchmarking 
  • Assessing data analytics to anticipate and stay on top of market shifts 
  • Using reporting and analysis tools to make sound business decisions  
  • Improving member retention through reporting capabilities  
Scott Lockie, Chief Executive OfficerThe Australian Charity Guide and emPOWER Your Mission 
Alison Covington
Good360
Founder and Managing Director
Alison Covington
Good360
Founder and Managing Director
Alison Covington is an innovator, passionate about creating change that disrupts industries, empowers communities and creates a better world. It has often been said she sees opportunities where others see problems. Her business success has become a platform for her philanthropic ideas – today, she uses her corporate expertise to benefit others and make a positive social difference as the Founder and Managing Director of Good360 Australia.  Alison’s goal is to connect $1 billion of brand-new goods to Australians who need them most.  Presentation: Optimising resources to ensure that your business gets value for money  
  • Effectively using technology to cut costs and save time 
  • Identifying where you’re resource poor and finding effective solutions 
  • Utilising industry connections to share resources 
Alison Covington, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Good360 
David Jack
Social Impact Institute
Chief Executive Officer
David Jack
Social Impact Institute
Chief Executive Officer
David Jack is Principal Advisor and CEO at Social Impact Institute, one of Australia’s leading advisory services dedicated to the social sector. He was previously CEO at Cystic Fibrosis Australia, Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, and ADRA. David was an appointed member of the Consumer and Community Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council from 2013 to 2018. He is passionate about social justice and helping social sector organisations have an even greater impact.  Round table discussion: The benefits of a social impact framework on organisational transformation  David Jack, Chief Executive Officer, Social Impact Institute 
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David Crosbie
Community Council for Australia
Chief Executive Officer
David Crosbie
Community Council for Australia
Chief Executive Officer
David Crosbie has been a leader in Australia's not-for-profit sector for over 20 years, where he has offered a leading voice on drug and alcohol recovery, community belonging and accountable and consultative policy. He has since been a critical player in building the impact and viability of the not-for-profit sector, becoming Chief Executive Officer of the Community Council for Australia (CCA) in 2011.
David currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and Impact Investing Australia.He is formerly CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia, Odyssey House Victoria and the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia. He has served on a range of other key national bodies including as Chair of the National Compact Expert Advisory Group, a member of the NFP Sector Reform Council, and the Community Response Task Group.
 PRESENTATION: Discussing the role of NFPs and charities in today’s Australia 
  • Evaluating the increased competition in the NFP space and what it means for organisations and communities
  • Discussing digital disruption and its impact on the NFP sector
  • The rise of nationalist popularism and the challenge for NFPs working towards the just, fair, inclusive, kind, authentic and generous Australia we want

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"This was one of the best conferences I have attended. It was thought provoking, well-organised, provided professional development and enabled me to connect with a range of new people and networks. It was a unique opportunity to hear from both the top and up-and-coming leaders of our sector. Looking forward to next year!"

"The Third Sector Expo was brilliant - a great line up of speakers and a great gathering for lots of thinkers and doers. The vibe was fantastic - everyone's focus was squarely in the main room where it all happened and as a consequence the energy levels were high! I'm looking forward to the line-up for next year, and I'm sure it will be one not to miss."

"The Third Sector Expo has become an annual fixture in the calendar of events for leaders in the not-for-profit sector. This year's conference had an impressive line-up of speakers and focused on some of the key challenges facing not-for-profits in governance, innovation and social impact investment."

"Engaging and insightful. As a new Director of a Third Sector organisation, I was very impressed by the overall experience. It was a great opportunity to hear fresh perspectives on some old challenges as well as emerging issues. There was original thinking in the presentations and a broad range of opportunities to listen, learn and share with fellow participants."

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Third Sector Awards 2019

Celebrating leadership for purpose

The awards present a special occasion for celebrating and recognising best NFP practice around Australia. Providing an unbiased and objective point of reference, Third Sector in partnership with the CSI and a team of judges scores hundreds of entries across multiple categories to showcase the very best in the sector.