What are the practical supports available to social purpose organisations and grantmakers? What has been the impact on funders from COVID-19? What does philanthropy look like for the coming 12 months? What is the philanthropy sector doing to champion the social purpose sector?

These and many other topics and questions will be addressed in a two-part free live show with five philanthropy sector leaders through events on 25 and 30 June 2020, as part of the RESET 2020 program.

The live online broadcasts, titled ‘Philanthropy Intentions & Directions During and Post COVID-19’, will cover various perspectives including rural and regional, community foundations, trusts and foundations, private philanthropy and trustee companies. It reflects the needs identified from early analysis of the RESET 2020 Research Study and program to date, where hundreds of organisations have asked many questions about philanthropy and funding, particularly around giving in an era of bushfires, floods and COVID-19.

The event will feature:

  • Sarah Davies, CEO, Philanthropy Australia: Sarah will discuss the results of Philanthropy Australia’s recent research, where 100 trusts and foundations shared their current focuses and intentions related to grants and impact investment for the coming financial year.
  • Jodi Kennedy, General Manager, Charitable Trusts and Philanthropy, Equity Trustees: Jodi oversees $120 million in philanthropic giving per year, one of the largest stewards of trusts and foundations in Australia. Jodi will share the impacts on trusts and foundations as a result of COVID-19, and speak specifically to engaging with trusts and foundations at this time.
  • Dr Catherine Brown OAM, CEO, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation: Catherine will take us behind the scenes of the devastating impacts across the sector, the changing needs of the community and where LMCF and other funders are putting their focus to deal with the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Maree Sidey, CEO, Australian Communities Foundation: Maree will update us on the National Funding Platform initiative, talk about the opportunities for both funders and fund-seekers, how the Platform works, and share some inspiring success stories from this initiative.
  • Natalie Egleton, CEO, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR): FRRR works closely with philanthropy, government and the private sector to strengthen rural, regional and remote communities. Natalie will bring a perspective of COVID-19 that envelopes the cumulative impacts post bushfires and floods, the increasing support from the private sector, and the current and planned initiatives.

RESET 2020 is a free online support and advice program for social purpose organisations, informed by a national research project about the impacts of COVID-19. The live online broadcasts and interactive Q&A sessions feature subject matter specialists offering practical, relevant support and sharing insights and inspiring case studies. Recordings from the first six live shows areavailable here.

RESET 2020 is an initiative of The Xfactor Collective and supported by Equity Trustees Sector Capacity Building Fund, and a broad range of outreach partners including Philanthropy Australia, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, Pro Bono Australia, Fundraising Institute of Australia, Australian Community Philanthropy, Social Change Central, Non Profit Alliance and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

All social purpose organisations, grantmakers and funders are invited to attend, and lodge questions in advance or during the show. Register for the two-part show here: https://xfactorcollective.com/reset-2020


Julie Weldon, The Xfactor Collective RESET 2020 Communications Lead, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Phone 0423 110 802

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