1 - 2 September 2022, Mercure Sydney

Turning obstacles into opportunities for growth

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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. 

Sue Woodward AM
Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)
Robert Sams
Chief Executive Officer
Lifeline Direct Services
Tony Vaughan ASM
Chief Executive Officer
The Royal Flying Doctor Service
Asha Bhat OAM
Chief Executive Officer
Southern Aboriginal Corporation
Steven Pearce AFSM
Chief Executive Officer
Surf Life Saving Australia
Shane Sturgiss
Chief Executive Officer
BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation
Nicola Stewart
Executive Director Public Affairs
The Fred Hollows Foundation
Jennifer Tierney
Executive Director
Médecins Sans Frontières Australia
Louise Baxter GAICD
Chief Executive Officer
Starlight Children's Foundation
Rochelle Courtenay
Founder and Managing Director
Share the Dignity
Peter Broschovsky
Chief Operating Officer
Care Flight
Doug Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
The Smith Family
Kirsty Robertson
Chief Executive Officer
Caritas Australia
Samantha Hollier-James
Co-Founder and Board Member
Tour de Cure
Belinda Carson-Bourke
Fundraising Director
Raise Foundation
Vicki Condon AM
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Raise Foundation
Joshua Maguire
Happy Boxes Project
Bianca Stern
General Manager
All things Equal
Louise Cummins
Chief Marketing Officer
World Vision Australia
Dianne Lucas
Chief Executive Officer
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
Abi Andrew
Head of Marketing and Brand
Nic Marchesi
Orange Sky Laundry
Ryan Barlow
Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer
McGrath Foundation
Shauna Chadlowe
Chief Conservation Alliance Officer
Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Dr Caitlin Barr
Chief Executive Officer
Alana Cordukes
Head of Marketing (Individual Giving)
UNICEF Australia
Glen Pearson
Finance Manager
Nèha Madhok
Democracy in Colour
Emily Wilson
People and Culture Manager
Share the Dignity
Jonathan Smithers
Chief Executive Officer
Arthritis Australia
Amelia Lawrence
Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships
Dress for Success
Corene Strauss
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Network on Disability
Cath Hoban
Chief Fundraising and Marketing Officer
CARE Australia
Lucy Hohnen
Chief Executive Officer
St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn
Markus Bucy
Chief Strategy Officer
Disaster Relief Australia
Marion Bennett
Executive Practice, Evidence and Impact
Mission Australia
Nikki Kinloch
Chief Executive Officer
Cure Cancer
Brad Armstrong
Director People and Culture
Tara Stevenson
Head of People Strategy and Organisational Development
Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Jill Rowe
Head of People, Culture and Workforce Development
Jonathan Lindsay
Director of Male Programs and Strategic Lead
Red Dust Role Models
Scott Stirling
Chief Executive Officer
Red Dust Role Models
Patima Tantiprasut
Managing Director
Justus Siage
Presales Manager
Vera Visevic
Mills Oakley

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
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Rated the overall event excellent or good
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Found the speakers and sessions engaging
"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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