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Philanthropy in the Pub

  • Beer Deluxe Federation Square Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

Philanthropy in the Pub is for people who are seeking to create social change and explore how to maximise their own personal social impact. The success of our Sydney events, has led us to launch our first Melbourne event and we are very excited!

Philanthropy in the Pub is a place to discover new ways of giving and learn from those who are experienced in philanthropy. The event provides opportunities to network and explore the many facets of engagement and giving for social change.

This event is designed for those who are seeking a personal social conscience/philanthropic journey rather than those who are only working in the philanthropic industry.

Our next session will be around collective giving – the coming together of individuals to jointly fund social change through scaled impact.

Our Q+A style panellists consist of inspiring experts, including:

Rikki Andrews: Rikki is a philanthropic advisor with over 12 years’ experience working with trustee companies, private and public foundations and tertiary education institutions. She is currently employed as Philanthropy Strategist at Deakin University and is the Foundation Advisor to a private family foundation. In 2013 Rikki co-founded Impact100Melbourne, Melbourne’s first giving circle. She is also a Founding Member of the Melbourne Women’s Fund and The Channel. Rikki holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Adelaide, a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Queensland and a Masters in Social Science (Philanthropy and Social Investment) from Swinburne University of Technology. Her Masters thesis identified the resources available to assist Trusted Advisors in promoting philanthropy in Australia.

Andrea Heffernan: has over 16 years experience in the philanthropy and not-for-profit sector. Her passion for growing philanthropy that is accessible and engaging for all people made the decision to join The Funding Network as the State Director in Victoria in May last year an easy one. She is enthusiastic and an advocate for the need to unleash the skills and capacity of the NFP sector. In addition, she is company secretary of Kilfinan Australia and for 13 years was the General Manager of Australian Communities Foundation. An energetic team player with extensive management and operations experience, Andrea is dedicated to organisational excellence. She is currently also a Board Member of Focus Individualised Support Services on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

Georgia Mathews: Georgia founded The Channel Giving Circle at the end of 2016 and is currently the organisation's Executive Director. The Channel funds lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) opportunities nationally, and has a focus on 'growing the pot of gold under the rainbow'. The first cause-based giving circle in Australia, The Channel has a growing membership of more than 70 Members across five states. Georgia also works as Community Philanthropy Coordinator for the Inner North Community Foundation and sits on the Board of the Urgent Action Fund Asia Pacific. She has worked for Social Ventures Australia and the Australian Women Donors Network and is currently completing her Master of Social Investment and Philanthropy at Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Social Impact.

Cost of the event includes 2 x drinks and canapes. 

Look forward to seeing you there!

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