Never stop learning.

Third Sector Live is a thought-provoking and stimulating two-day event, offering the perfect platform for progressing your personal career and keeping up-to-date with what's happening in the sector. Inspiring presentations and sharing ideas with like-minded people will help you shape the future for yourself and others.


Day one - Tuesday 24 September, 2019
Setting your organisation up for success
Setting your organisation up for success

8:40 Opening remarks and Welcome from Chair

Ronni Kahn AO, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Oz Harvest

8:50 Developing a strong mission and vision for your organisation that your supporters and team will get behind

  • Identifying your organisations’ core purpose
  • Addressing gaps in your organisation to build strong foundations for success
  • Creating an effective strategy to reach your vision

    Nicolas Brown, General Manager, Batyr

    9:20 Developing strategies to stand out in a saturated market

  • Identifying value-add opportunities to support beneficiaries
  • Understanding the power of evaluation and measurement
  • Incorporating automation to improve efficiencies and magnify social impact

    Melissa Abu-Gazaleh, Founder and Managing Director, Top Blokes Foundation

    9:50 Panel Discussion: Attracting the right staff to drive operational success

  • Building recruitment strategies to ensure staff suitability
  • Ensuring staff have access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Fostering an authentic staff culture
  • How to appeal to experienced workers with a tight budget

    Nina Mapson Bone, Managing Director, Beaumont People

    Nicolas Brown, General Manager, Batyr

    Kylea Tink, Chief Executive Officer, Camp Quality

    10:30 Morning Refreshments

    11:00 Keynote session: 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

    11:30 Keynote session: 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

    12:10 Case Study: Understanding the CPC framework for success

  • Identifying what success means for the organisation and its stakeholders
  • Examining critical factors which mediate success
  • Sharing success through building stakeholder social capital

    Dianne Prince, President, Haemochromatosis Australia

    12:40 Networking Luncheon

    1:40 How to survive Australia’s charity market saturation

  • Evaluating the increased competition in the sector and what it means for your organisation
  • Developing a strong brand to stand out from the crowd
  • Identifying your point of difference to competitors

    James Fowles, Head of Philanthropy, Hello Sunday Morning

    2:10 Adaptability, the new competitive advantage

  • Creating business models that are able to adapt to changing trends
  • Growing your organisation whilst staying true to your core values
  • Working towards the sector’s collective success

    Paul Ronalds, Chief Executive Officer, Save The Children

    2:40 Panel discussion: Revolutionising 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

    Michelle Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Community Vision

    Rochelle Courtenay, Founder and Women's Equality Advocate, Share The Dignity

    Kylea Tink, Chief Executive Officer, Camp Quality

    3:20 Afternoon refreshments

    3:50 Merging with likeminded organisations to remain competitive in a saturated market

  • Identifying suitable partnership opportunities for your organisation
  • Developing beneficial relationships with likeminded organisations
  • Remaining authentic to your values in an evolving space

    Oscar Mussons, Volunteer Manager, Asylum Seekers Centre

    Maurizio Vespa, Chief Executive Officer, St Francis Social Services (House of Welcome)

    Tanya Jackson-Vaughan, Executive Director, Refugee Advice and Casework Service

    Carolina Gottardo, Director, Jesuit Refugee Service Australia

    4:30 End of day one

  • Day two - Wednesday 25 September, 2019
    Progression through innovation
    Progression through innovation

    8:30 Registration Opens

    8:40 Opening remarks and welcome from chair

    8:50 Building strong management teams to create an industry leading business

  • Building relationships between governing boards and management teams
  • Training board members to lead with confidence, conviction and purpose
  • Attracting diverse board members for increased innovation

    Robert Crowe, Chief Executive officer, Leading For Purpose

    9:20 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

    9:50 Roundtable discussion

    Delegates will be divided into groups to engage in interactive discussions around one of the below topics:

    Round table 1:

  • Fostering innovation for positive growth and sustainability

    Andy Skidmore, Chief Executive Officer, Burn Bright

    Round table 2:

  • The rise of social enterprises and their contribution to the greater good

    Yasmin Grigaliunas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Worlds Biggest Garage Sale

    Round table 3:

  • People management strategies for business success

    Nina Von Stebut, Head of People and Organisational Development, ChildFund Australia

    Round table 4:

  • The benefits of a social impact framework on organisational transformation

    David Jack, Chief Executive Officer, Social Impact Institute

    10:40 Morning Refreshments

    11:10 Pushing past conventional methods of operation to think outside of the box

  • How to unlock stakeholder opportunities through integrated donation programs
  • Streamlining the giving process
  • Advancing phone skills to enhance the donor experience

  • Monitoring, evaluating and managing for results and impact

    Ruth MacKay, Managing Director, OURtel Solutions

    11:40 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, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MissingSchool

    12:20 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

    Katherine Raskob, Chief Executive Officer, Fundraising Institute Australia

    Scott Lockie, Chief Executive Officer, The Australian Charity Guide and emPOWER Your Mission

    01:00 Networking luncheon

    2:00 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

    2:40 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 Australia

    3:10 Afternoon refreshments

    3:30 Using technology to engage and connect with stakeholders for organic business growth

  • Analysing your market demographic to effectively target stakeholders
  • Optimising communication between your business and stakeholders through streamlined conversation
  • Increasing the visibility of your organisation through content creation

    Donna Ciccia, Director and CoFounder, Endometriosis Australia

    4:00 Case study: The psychology of incentivising volunteering

  • Using a positive and fun approach to empower volunteers
  • Creating solution based programs to ensure volunteer retention
  • The importance of collaboration to create ongoing behaviour change

    Anna-Jane Linke, Founder and CEO, Seaside Scavenge

    4:40 Closing remarks from the chair and end of day two

  • Day three - Thursday 26 September, 2019

    09:00 - 12:00 Growing online communities: How to govern social media and thrive online

    In an increasingly technology-driven society, it is essential that businesses adapt their practices to suit the needs of consumers.

    This practical workshop will explore methods on how to build and grow a connected community on thriving online through social media and marketing initiatives.

    Attend this workshop and learn how to:

  • Create an engaging campaign
  • Build a step by step social strategy
  • Establish methods of content engagement with your audience

    Emma Riley, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Lonely Whale

    12:00 - 1:00 Networking luncheon

    1:00 - 4:00 Using machine learning and algorithms to make interactions more human

    As the technology industry booms organisations need to adapt practices to keep up in an increasingly competitive space. Artificial intelligence is being used in the NFP sector to automate and streamline processes as well an initiate new and inspiring ways to reach donors.

    This workshop will explore:

  • The successful implementation of Artificial Intelligence algorithms at ChildFund Australia
  • How algorithms can radically change, and improve, the way organisations fundraise
  • How to leverage emerging Artificial Intelligence affordably

    Tom Schlosser, Head of Data Analytics and Innovation, ChildFund Australia