What attendees will hear at the Sydney Australian Communities Forum

Thursday, November 05, 2015

The Australian Communities Forum is happening again in Sydney in just over a week's time!


Attendees are in for an excellent, informative and interactive day. Check out our event line up below:


CLAIRE MADDEN | Research Director, McCrindle

Understanding the power of collaborative communities

Responding to the megatrends transforming Australia will ensure that organisations remain relevant in these changing times. From demographic change to generational transitions, from new technologies to emerging consumers, communities are changing and so is the workforce. This introductory session will give leaders insights into how to respond to this and create a culture of collaborative innovation.

MARK MCCRINDLE | Principal, McCrindle Research

Australian Community Trends Report; Results from the national research study

This inaugural national study reveals is based on extensive research of the Australian public as well as current donors and also national research of staff and leaders working in Australia’s not-for-profit sector. This session will reveal the fascinating results including the National Giving Macro Segments, Giving Blockers and enablers, the giving sentiment matrix, donor priorities, the donor participation scale, the engagement hierarchy and the sector’s Net Promoter Score. In addition to sharing the key insights, attendees will be given practical steps in how to strategically respond to these illuminating findings.

FAY CALDERONE | Lawyer and partner at DibbsBarker

Engaging workplace communities

Fay is a legal specialist in workplace and employment engagement. In this session she will outline how to create engaging workplace communities and effectively manage cultural change. An increasingly central community in Australian society is the workplace community and Fay will deliver insights into how to harness talent, drive purpose and alignment, and create a thriving and healthy workplace.

GLEN GERREYN | Director of the Hopefull Institute & nationally renowned youth expert & communicator

Creating community amongst the emerging generations

Hear from one of Australia’s most prolific youth communicators as he defines the key challenges facing the emerging generations and the most effective strategies to engage, inspire, influence and lead this emerging generation of supporters, volunteers and staff members.

STEPH PRESCOTT | Head of Marketing and Communications, Thankyou

The Thankyou story

Thankyou is an Aussie success story, not only because of the growth of this water, food and products company, but the business model it utilises to impact and fund impoverished communities. In this inspiring closing session, Sarah will outline the Thankyou model for empowering everyday Australians to change the world through simple choices in their everyday life. She will share what has made Thankyou a household name through creating effective, fresh and motivating marketing that cut through the noise and achieved something great.

AMANDA ROSE | CEO of The Business Woman Media & Founding Director of Western Sydney Women

Growing communities through strategic connections and social communications

Amanda is an expert strategic connector and uses the power of social media and digital technologies to create communities, empower individuals and network organisations. In this session she will discuss the power of strategic connections, how to build an online presence and how to grow relationships to build staff, customer and client communities.


TIM SURGENOR | Founding Director, DataMotive

Creating compassionate commercialism

One of Australia’s most important community trends is the rise of social enterprises; entrepreneurial organisations which operate to empower communities and make a difference for those in need. As the founder of DataMotive, Tim will share his story of building a business that transforms communities as well as highlighting how other organisations can utilise “impact-sourcing” and ethical buying to not only manage their costs but support ultra-poor communities.

GREG LOW | Co-founder, R2L

The power of visual story telling

Greg is an expert at helping organisations tell their story, especially through visual communications. With professional skills both behind the camera as well as in shaping campaigns and advising not-for-profits, he has a depth of experience in helping organisations create engaging content and telling their brand story.

FRAN AVON | Executive Manager, Communications, Fundraising and Volunteering, Wesley Mission

Using brand to engage your community

In this session, Communications Manager Fran Avon at Wesley Mission has just led the organisation through a significant rebrand. As one of Australia’s leading charities, this process for Wesley was complex and the insights that has come from the journey are very useful for other organisations.

KAREN JAMES | Founder, CEO & author of On Purpose Hub

Transforming Communities through Cultural Change

Karen is an expert in creating cultural change in business communities and was instrumental in the establishment of CommBank’s Women in Focus community. In this session she will share how to manage change, build community and shape the business world through contagious leadership.

JUSTIN YOON | Director, AlphaSys

Putting the care back into community through CRM

Justin has founded one of Australia’s leading Salesforce CRM implementation and integration specialists with a strong focus on the non-profit sector. His consultative approach helps organisations use the right technologies to drive effective acquisition, engagement and achievement of mission.

BEN DUFFIN | Research Visualisation Manager, McCrindle

The 5 essentials to visualise reports and bring research data to life

In an era of big data and information overload, the challenge for organisations is to deliver quality content in a compelling way. In this session, Ben Duffin, who leads the renowned research visualisation output of McCrindle, will provide insights into how to effectively communicate using visual tools.


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