Date, Time & Location
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
7:45 am - 9:30 am
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Darling Park Tower 1, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney,
NSW, , 2000
Member $38
Staff of Organisational Member $44
Non-Member $50

About the Event: 

A Director’s perspective: Cultivating a giving mindset and involvement in your major gift program

When it comes to fundraising and monetary support from your board, are you getting 100%? Do you wish they would understand why it’s so important to give? Would you like to get more help from them in your major gift fundraising efforts?

In this session, hear from board members who are active and adding value to the development efforts of their organisations. They are educating their other directors about the importance of philanthropy and helping to shift minds one conversation at a time.

Hear why for-purpose boards should be no different to private sector boards when it comes to giving; how advocacy comes from the bottom up; and how they see their role on these not-for profit boards, particularly in relation to their organisations’ major gift programs.

Each panellist will share practical tips and ideas you can implement at any organisation to transform your board into true “champions” for your cause!

A similar session featuring our panel was very well received at the FIA Conference in Sydney this year. In comparison, this breakfast session will have an increased focus on board involvement in major gift programs.
Daniel Bernstein MFIA

Dan has been an Australian independent consultant since 2013. Just prior, he served as Training Consultant at Blackbaud Pacific. Before moving to Australia, he worked over 20 years in the US for non-profit organisations, large corporations and small private companies. This varied background in fundraising, sales and marketing gives him a unique perspective on philanthropy and the fundraising profession. Dan’s high-energy approach to delivering training and consulting allows colleagues to gain a better understanding of fundraising and ways to strengthen relationships with their constituents – increasing both donors and dollars. He also delivers Certificate in Fundraising program for FIA.

Carmel Macmillan MFIA
Board Director
MS Queensland

Carmel is Principal of CM Strategy Consulting, a Non-executive Director of MS Queensland's Board and is Chair of their Philanthropic Relations Committee. She is Chair of the QLD Poetry Festival and Board director at Lagberry Pty Ltd and Piovesan Pty Ltd.

Bradley Twynham
6th Paradigm

Brad is a Social Innovation and Strategy Consultant, Personal Innovation Coach and Professional Board Director. Brad is currently on the Board of the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, Central Coast Montessori Primary School and Chairs the Board of Conscious Capitalism Australia and New Zealand. Brad has also built a successful practice in Personal Innovation where he has developed a unique approach to bringing the principals of Corporate Innovation to impact the ability of professionals to innovate through the uncertainty that exists in our current business climate and within their lives.


Full participation in this NSW PD is applicable for up to 1.5 continuing education points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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