1 - 2 September 2022, Mercure Sydney

Turning obstacles into opportunities for growth

50 +
Insightful presentation and practical case studies
50 +
Interactive round tables

Not-for-Profits have had a couple of turbulent years. 

Developing survival strategies in an already oversaturated market is of utmost importance. Organisations need to rethink, adapt, and stay committed to the organisational goal and mission to be able to deliver their purpose amidst the disruption and fatigue from the previous few years. 

Third Sector LIVE will equip attendees with practical tools and strategies on how Australia’s Not-for-Profits can collectively move forward to capture opportunities and overcome barriers. This forum will also focus on how to collaborate to build partnerships, build financial strength, develop a strong leadership to drive organisational success and how to amplify an organisation’s purpose and mission through proven marketing strategies. 

Hon Andrew Leigh MP
Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury
Sue Woodward
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
Katherine Raskob
Chief Executive Officer
Fundraising Institute Australia
Nicole Stanmore
Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity Australia
Nikki Kinloch
Chief Executive Officer
Cure cancer
Louise Cummins
Chief Marketing Officer
World Vision Australia
Janet Muir
Chief Executive Officer
RSL Life Care
Jess Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Good Things Foundation
Sharon Callister
Chief Executive Officer
Mission Australia
Kelda Oppermann
Chief Executive Officer
Zonta House Refuge Association
Roberto Pietrobon
Director Partnerships and Philanthropy
Red Dust
Amelia Lawrence
Non-Executive Director
Biyani House Revesby Women's Shelter
Amy Cooper
Chief Executive Officer
Soldier on
Kathleen Vella
Strategic Project Director
Jonathon Peatfield
Chief Executive Officer
Life Education NSW
Kate Saporta
Chief Financial Officer
Family Life
Phil Ayres
Chief Operating Officer
Surf Life Saving NSW
Rochelle Courtenay
Founder and Managing Director
Share the Dignity
Dona de Zwart
Managing Director
Fitted for Work
Rebecca Reurich
Chief Financial Officer
Surf Life Saving NSW
Cate Bennett
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Gary Sanderfield
Chief Business Officer
Disaster Relief Australia
Kerri Ludski
Chief Executive Officer
Red Nose
Dale Cleaver
Chief Executive Officer
Guide Dogs
Chris Ifediora
Dr.​​​​ Colin Salter
Research & Policy Officer
Wires Inc
Louise Baxter
Chief Executive Officer
Starlight Children's Foundation
Mark Pearce
Chief Executive Officer
Volunteering Australia
Maree Sidey
Chief Executive Officer
Philanthropy Australia
Lisa Upton
Head of Communications and Public Affairs
Australia for UNHCR
Patima Tantiprasut
Managing Director
Annette Clarke
Chief Services Officer
Amie Wallis
Chief of People and Culture
Australian Olympic Committee

Implement new financial models and strategies to gain financial sustainability

Develop a strong leadership to drive organisational success

Adopt technology and innovation to advance the organisation’s capabilities and capacities

Advance the organisation's marketing strategies to support fundraising and deliver successful outcomes

Create a workplace that encourages, inspires, attracts and retains employees

Build successful collaborations that align with the mission and purpose of the organisation

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.

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

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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