2021 Good2Give/CAF Worldwide Symposium on Philanthropy

At Good2Give, we take a holistic view of the giving landscape at any given time. Both through the close connections we create with our corporate clients and partners, and through the lens of the charities and causes that benefit from the funds we distribute every year. In the last two years, we’ve all faced some pretty challenging times. In the aftermath of the Bushfires Crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and communities suffered significantly. But at the same time, the power of giving has never been more apparent.

The power of giving

Inspired by our industry insight, and in partnership with CAF International and its network partners, we have just hosted our first Worldwide Symposium on Philanthropy. Bringing a range of corporates, charities, philanthropists, and donors together across a 4-hour live event, we put the power of giving on a local and global stage in the spotlight. Pairing expert insights with inspiration, the Symposium provided a unique perspective on the power of giving, connecting charities and corporates in the spirit of collaboration.

Global insights on giving

Forming part of a worldwide initiative by CAF International, thought leaders from a range of sectors in Australia and New Zealand came together to add their voice to a global conversation. Our local perspective on the power of giving and philanthropy can now be accessed below. The full library of content by all participant countries will be hosted by CAF International in their Worldwide Philanthropy Library, with contributions from India, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

Inspirational insights from Good2Give’s local and international sessions

Hearing from a diverse range of panelists and international speakers on the power of giving, we saw a consistent theme become clear throughout the day; the central premises of connection, transparency, and alignment of goals. And within that, the notion that transparency is multi-faceted. At every stage of the giving journey, whether it be corporate giving or individual philanthropy, there must be transparency of intent, operation, and impact. This is equally important for the creation of productive relationships with charities, corporates, and donors alike. Our speakers and panelists shared some truly inspirational insights, as well as practical applications and advice – we invite you to view our local and international sessions below as you explore the power of giving.

Charity engagement from a corporate perspective

Shane Boladeras - South 32 | Danielle Maxwell - Findex | Melissa Schulz - QIC | Karen Woo - Vicinity Centres

Hear some of our corporate partners discuss what they are looking for in a charity partner. In addition to measurement and reporting expectations, the panel discussed an executional shift they are experiencing, with some partnerships moving away from the traditional philanthropic model to a two-way community investment model.

Cultural value of giving

Audette Exel AO

A firm believer in using the power of business and partnership to change the lives of people in poverty, Audette Exel, CEO and Founder of the Adara Group, speaks eloquently on the cultural value of giving internationally. By changing our perspective, cutting through the noise and fear, she shares her thoughts on the greatness we can find in low and middle-income developing countries.

How giving has the power to change the world

Dr. Joe Collins AM

Dr. Joe Collins’ work has contributed to funding around $100 million for childhood cancer research programs. Currently Chairman of the Findex Client Advisory Group, he speaks passionately about finding your purpose and taking a leadership role in giving.

How to access international donations

Emily Pingleton - CAF America

In the last two years, we’ve seen an incredible increase in the desire from US donors to give internationally. Emily Pingleton, Senior Director of External Affairs at CAF America shares details on the CAF Friends Fund, and the role it plays in distributing funds from US donors to Australian charities while maintaining the highest regulatory standards while also assuming the risks and high-costs.

Innovative ways to inspire giving in the workplace

Anthea Cohen - GoFundraise | Anna Draffin - ShareGift Australia | Victor Lee - Communiteer | Meg Lupton - Westpac

Hear some of our corporate partners discuss what they are looking for in a charity partner. In addition to measurement and reporting expectations, the panel discussed an executional shift they are experiencing, with some partnerships moving away from the traditional philanthropic model to a two-way community investment model.

Role of leadership in corporate giving culture

Marc Bennie - Accor | Sarah Collier - KFC | Nicky Tracey - Australia Post

Hearing from a panel of senior corporate executives, we take a deep dive into the role of leadership in creating a culture of giving in corporate life. When leadership seeks to understand and foster employee interest in giving, there is a collective benefit. Not only do the charities receive much-valued funds, the workforce, often spread over many locations and roles, are unified by a common purpose.

Why governance is the key to data and information security

Jared Ortlipp - Good2Give | Dan Ussher - FirmGuard

Jared Ortlipp and Dan Ussher cover key moments which exemplify governance, regulatory differences, and international giving. Exploring why it’s vital for corporates to partner with organisations that take information security seriously, they discuss  the need for strong governance. It plays a vital role in providing appropriate oversight to a not-for-profit when distributing significant funds to charities.

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