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nfp Industry Day





An initiative of



Presented by

Beyond Bank




Feeling paralysed by the enormity and uncertainty of challenges facing your nfp organisation? Wondering how you will be able to survive the ever changing landscape of funding models, grant reductions, technology utilisation and more? Never before has the nfp sector been faced with such challenging road blocks to their survival. Just when you thought you couldn’t be squeezed any further, organisations are being forced to discover methods to not only stabilise themselves, but reinvent their business models to push positively forward, secure growth and promote success.


Now is the time to be innovative, creative, proactive; be inspired to have the conversations that need to be had and make the synergistic connections that will help you on the way.


Join the nfpas team and other leaders, collaborators and innovators in the nfp sector for a very special one day forum ‘The Writing’s on the Wall‘ in Adelaide on Thursday 21 May 2015.


The program is intentionally interactive and designed to bring you real life success stories and failures so we can all share in other’s experiences. We have been fortunate to secure a number of excellent speakers to tell their stories and share their wisdom on the day.

9:00am Welcome & Introduction

Kerrie Akkermans ‰ÛÒ Facilitator
Andrea Petersen ‰ÛÒ Managing Director, nfpas
Setting the scene for the day and providing a snapshot of industry challenges.
Beyond Bank ‰ÛÒ Message from our Presenting Partner

9:30am Session 1 – ‰Û÷The Writing‰Ûªs on the Wall‰Ûª

Group Activity
Brian Pollett ‰ÛÒ Message from Raey of Hope Children‰Ûªs Charity

10:00am Session 2 – Innovation & Income Streams

Teresa Janowski ‰ÛÒ General Manager of NAMIG and Innovation Award Winner

Hear how Teresa turned around a struggling organisation and innovation’s role in creating new opportunities.

11:00am Session 3 – Panel: Social Enterprise & Change Management
David Egege‰ÛÒ Executive Director of Disability Advocacy Services of South Australia

Maria De Conno ‰ÛÒ Managing Director of Fig Tree Digital
Sharyn Broer ‰ÛÒ CEO of Meals on Wheels SA

David will share his remarkable change management journey on transforming DACSSA; Sharyn will provide insight on venturing into social enterprise and how she took her board on the journey and Maria will help us find the creative spark to identify opportunities for new revenue streams and how to market them.

11:45am Session 4 – Panel: Mergers, Partnerships & Collaborations

Mark Kulinski ‰ÛÒ CEO of CLASS Inc
Peter Rutter – General Manager Community Development, Beyond Bank
Joe Subic ‰ÛÒ Consulting Lawyer Lynch Meyer, Corporate & Commercial

Mark will share his merger experiences, Peter will discuss partnerships and collaborations from the point of view of a very large nfp and Joe will cover off on important legal aspects to consider when joining forces with others.

1:00pm Session 5 ‰ÛÒ Round Table Discussions

We will spend the afternoon brainstorming, networking and creating new opportunity ideas. Each table will be facilitated so expect discussions to be lively and productive

2:30pm Session 6 ‰ÛÒ Round Up

Kerrie Akkermans ‰ÛÒ Facilitator
Freddie Brincat ‰ÛÒ CEO, Community Bridging Services
Andrea Petersen ‰ÛÒ Managing Director, nfpas

3:00pm Close


The Atrium, Hackney Hotel, 95 hackney Road, Hackney


Pricing:  (all inclusive of GST)

nfp organisation attendees  $165
Additional attendees from same nfp organisation  $150
Corporate attendees   $198


Registrations Close:
20 May 2015


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