Melbourne Special Interest Group
Melbourne Gifts in Wills Special Interest Group

In October a group of 7 gifts in Wills fundraisers will visit the UK for a career defining opportunity and to be exposed to international best practice, new ideas and to share insights with our UK counterparts.

Come along and hear about the learnings, share your thoughts and network with your gifts in Wills colleagues. This event is free for any fundraising professional interested in this area and is supported by Include a Charity.

Monday, 29th October 2018

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Save the Children Australia
33 Lincoln Square South,
Carlton, VIC

Parking is limited and there is metered parking with a 4 hour limit.

Public transport options:

By tram - Routes; 1, 5, 8,64, 72, 3/3A, 8

By Bus - Routes; 200, 207, 250, 402

Mr Ross Anderson
Ross Anderson has experience of gifts in Wills fundraising programs within the National Stroke Foundation, Heart Foundation, Arthritis Victoria and Save the Children.
Ben Clark
Head of Philanthropy
Australian Executor Trustees Ltd

Ben Clark is the Head of Philanthropy at Australian Executor Trustees. He has over 10 years of governance and operational fundraising experience with large and medium sized not for profit organisations. Most recently, Ben was the Director, Foundation for the State Library Victoria where he sat on the Library’s executive team and had overall responsibility for the Library’s endowment and development strategy. Ben built a team of 5 development personnel across major gifts, bequests and annual campaign fundraising as well as sponsorship and membership revenue. During his tenure, the Library’s consolidated fundraising revenue rose by 70% and Ben developed and implemented a successful $75 Million matched funding capital campaign. $20 Million of the campaign total was secured from private philanthropists, trusts and foundations and included a ‘catalytic grant’ provided by the Library’s board.



Free for current Include a Charity Supporters, members of Fundraising Institute Australia and non members. If you would like to become a member please email

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