Corporate and charity talk online about the big topics

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THE inaugural CAF Worldwide Symposium on Philanthropy kicks off at noon on Tuesday, 9 November, 2021.

A four-hour online event presented by Good2Give in partnership with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) will report current trends in global giving and explore how a philanthropic mindset has the power to change the world.

Delegates can choose all or some sessions on the program according to the most relevant and engaging to specific interests.

They will also have access to a curated Worldwide Philanthropy Library after the event allowing individual and personal access to sessions and content whenever they choose.

The Symposium’s organiser, Good2Give, is a not-for-profit group committed to building a more giving society by delivering innovative technology solutions allowing businesses, donors and charities to connect.

Throughout the afternoon, Good2Give, inspired by industry insight and in conjunction with CAF International, will shine a light on Australia’s practice, as well as include a truly international overview.  

To do this, the program of events will consist of panels, individual speakers and informative sessions, all designed to inspire and educate.

Due to the repercussions of the bushfire crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, the last 18 months has seen many individuals, communities, and the organisations that support them plagued by genuine struggle.

And yet, during the same period, Good2Give experienced one of the most significant giving events in its history.

Good2Give has invited executives from some of Australia’s most prominent corporate organisations to share their insights and participate in robust discussions at this unique event.

A highlight of the program is an exclusive opportunity for charities to hear from corporates just what they are looking for in a charity partner.

The local sessions, running from 12.00pm to 2.00pm, commence with an introduction from Good2Give’s interim CEO, Sue Murray OAM, who will also outline the current giving trends of the local not for profit sector.

Dr Joe Collins, AO FACID Findex Chairman Client Advisory Group, will deliver the keynote address How giving has the power to change the world.

Three breakout streams, two relating to charity; How to access international donations and Charity engagement from a corporate perspective and the other from a corporate approach. Innovative ways to inspire giving in the workplace, take the Symposium through to the international sessions.

First up for the international perspective, Audette Exel AO, founder of The Adara Group, will speak to the cultural value of giving from a distinctively Australian focus on donating and its impact on a global stage.

Good2Give’s Sue Murray facilitates the wrap up of the international afternoon program with the session Role of leadership in corporate giving culture hearing Marc Bennie Accor Hotels general manager – Indigenous Programs and Community Investment, Sarah Collier KFC social impact government and media relations and Australia Post’s head of community, Nicky Tracey, speak on the topic.

With access to four hours of Australian content, there is also a choice to join sessions across six time zones and ten different countries, including the US, UK, Canada.

To learn more about the entire Symposium program and register for free go to https://good2give.ngo/caf-worldwide-symposium-on-philanthropy/

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