Not-for-Profit Conference 2021

The National Not-for-profit Virtual Conference has now finished for 2021.

Did you miss out on attending the conference? For a limited time, you can register to access content from the day On Demand and continue to help you and your organisation thrive. 

Register now.

The National Not-for-profit Virtual Conference program includes engaging content and expert insights from a range of thought leaders in the not-for-profit sector.

With a mixture of live and pre-recorded speaker sessions, you can personalise your learning experience around the demands of work and everyday life. Pre-recorded sessions will be available online for one month after the event.

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Featured Topics

Operational Transformation

C2: NFP business transformation – shift your mindset

1:15 Pm - 2:15 pm, AEDT LIVE Q&A 

Sturt EastwoodSturt Eastwood
CEO, Diabetes NSW, ACT and QLD

The not-for-profit (NFP) sector is facing uncertain times against a backdrop of falling income streams, more competition, and with increasing demand for the vital services they provide. The sector is ripe for a more commercial approach and new business models to re-shape operations.

After this session, you will:
  • Learn how to have diversified income streams
  • Learn how to increase productivity through LEAN methodologies
  • Be equipped to implement a customer-centric, commercial approach to the organisation.


Personal Development

C3: How to convey financial information to non-financial board members

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm, AEDT

Danette Fenton-MenziesDanette Fenton-Menzies
Director of Learning, Magical Learning

Accurate, relevant and timely financial information is key to making good decisions for all not-for-profit board members. But do all your board members really understand the numbers they receive and what they mean to your organisation?

After this session, you will:
  • Be provided with key tips and tricks to effectively communicate financial information to non-financial board members.



Financial Fundamentals

A1: NFP purpose and financial disclosure "Telling your story”

10:00 am - 10:45 am, AEDT

Simon HancoxSimon Hancox
National Head of Not-for-profit, Partner, Grant Thornton Australia

This session will cover the importance of why NFPs must disclose financial information and answer the questions: is financial information disclosure enough on its own? Where are standards moving us in terms of disclosure of information to stakeholders and regulators?

Simon will be drawing in on some of the findings from the UWA research project on measuring and reporting in impact.

After this session, you will:
  • You will be able to identify the right information to disclose and report.


The New Normal

A2: Navigating your NFP into the new normal

10:00 am - 10:45 am, AEDT LIVE Q&A 
Alecia Rathbone Mark Broadhead Nunzio Giunta

Alecia Rathbone FCPA, General Manager, Housing Hub, Mark Broadhead FCPA, CFO, Tierra Health/Carino Care and Nunzio Giunta CPA, Managing Partner, Giuntabell

The panel will explore lessons learned from the past and those being applied today, how the finance function can enable swift and effective decision making and considerations with decreased funding and how a typical NFP organisation may evolve into the future.

After this session, you will:
  • Have tips and tricks to help you and your business navigate the current climate
  • Know how other NFPs are preparing for the future
  • Have had the opportunity to build your network and connect with your peers.