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Australian Community Philanthropy (ACP)

Better Together 2019: National Community Foundations Forum

Mon 28th Oct 2019, 9:00 am - Thu 31st Oct 2019, 2:00 pm


$99 - $750 AUD

$99 - $750 AUD

Australian Community Philanthropy (ACP)

Better Together 2019: National Community Foundations Forum

Date and Time

Mon 28th Oct 2019, 9:00 am - Thu 31st Oct 2019, 2:00 pm


Fleurieu Function Centre
92 Barrage Rd, Goolwa South SA 5214, Australia

Event description

The National Community Foundations Forum (NCFF) is Australia's premier conference for Community Foundation practitioners and other change-makers focused on place and local communities. It has been held annually for about 15 years.  

Co-hosted by Australian Community Philanthropy and the Fleurieu Community Foundation, this year the Forum will gather from October 29 - 31 in Goolwa in South Australia on the lands of the Ngarrindjeri people, the traditional owners of the lower Murray River, western Fleurieu Peninsula and the Coorong. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

This year’s Forum theme Better Together affirms the central role of collaboration and solidarity in community philanthropy. At the Forum, we will explore how we can work better with different partners to strengthen local impact for our communities, and how community foundations can work more closely together as a sector to amplify our collective voice and visibility.

The following are included in the cost of your ticket:

  • Morning and afternoon tea and lunch on every day of the Forum
  • Welcome reception
  • Forum dinner (Wednesday 30 October)
  • River excursion and site visits on Tuesday 29 October

For program updates and other NCFF-related information, visit the ACP website

Pre-Forum Masterclass with The Funding Network: "Pitch with Purpose" 

Monday, 28 October | 1:00 - 4:30pm

Please note: optional add-on, not covered in Forum registration. 

Learn how to grow your community foundation, secure new donations, engage stakeholders and better advocate for the foundation's work and the non-profits that you support.  

The Funding Network (TFN), Australia's experts in live crowdfunding events and pitch coaching, will offer this half-day Masterclass in conjunction with the Forum. 

Thanks to FRRR, we are able to offer this workshop for only $99/participant, a sensational 80% discount to the regular $500 registration fee for this event. Only 20 places available. Priority will be given to Community Foundations practitioners from rural or regional foundations.

Getting there
Goolwa is roughly 85 kilometres south from Adelaide Airport, we recommend travelling by car or bus. More information on getting there here.

Shuttle Bus
To register your interest in a shuttle bus service from Adelaide to Goolwa, please completethis form and we will be in touch in due course with more details.

Where to stay in Goolwa
Goolwa is a riverside town just south of Adelaide. There is a range of accommodation options catering to all needs and budgets. More details can be found here.


Refund Policy

50% refund available until 14 October 2019

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