Picture, for a moment, the difference a $1 million grant could make to your organisation. And just imagine the huge impact it could have on your beneficiaries.

At Big4 Fundraising, you’ll find out how to turn this dream into reality.

What you’ll discover at Big4

You’ll uncover the secrets to successfully raising more money through the ‘big four’ areas of fundraising: major gifts, grants, gifts-in-wills and corporate partnerships.

  • Learn the steps you need to take to lock in large grants from trusts and foundations.
  • Local and international experts will give you new insights into how to nurture and secure a major gift.
  • Top specialists from Australia and overseas will provide you best practice advice to help you grow your gifts-in-wills program.
  • You’ll walk away with new insights that will help you sign a lucrative partnership with a large corporate.

If you want to source, secure and nurture big money relationships, you can’t afford to miss this virtual conference!

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Here’s a quick look at just some of the topics covered at Big4 this year.

Major gifts

Shantini Naidoo, St Vincent’s Curran Foundation CEO, will share her experience in breaking down silos. This allowed Naidoo to grow her organisation’s endowment fund (from $17 million to $32 million). She also raised almost $47 million in 2019 for patient care, equipment and clinical research.

Philanthropy advisor Dr Samantha Hardy will reveal to you what philanthropists are looking for in the causes they potentially support. She will also show you how you need to reflect this in your cases for support.

Mark Quigley, Director of Social Venture Consultants, will explain how you should adapt your major gifts program in a post COVID-19 environment.

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Trusts and foundations

A panel of four leading philanthropy experts will give you their insights into what 2020’s multiple crises meant for the philanthropic sector.

Abhilash Mudaliar, Head of Impact Investing and Social Enterprise at Paul Ramsay Foundation, will reveal why foundations are increasingly embracing impact investing. He will also detail what this means for your nonprofit.

Andrew Callaghan, Data and Evaluation Strategist at Strategic Grants, will show you how to replace your old-style output reporting with outcomes plans. You will learn how to develop stronger project plans for your applications and demonstrate true outcomes.

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Corporate partnerships

Linda Garnett and Sharon Dann from Stellar Partnerships will teach you how to generate more income and value from your corporate partnerships.

You’ll get the inside story on how Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation secured $700,000 nationally from new revenue sources. This includes building partnerships with leading corporates like Coles, Disney and Assembly Label.

Carolyn Butler-Madden, Chief Purpose Activist at The Cause Effect, will share the key elements in building your own ‘Brand Purpose Blueprint’. And you’ll gain the tools you need to articulate your brand value with clarity.

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Chris Downes, CEO DVA Navion, will reveal how you can perform a ‘health-check’ of your gifts-in-wills program. You’ll also gain the insights you need to check its vital signs and make sure it’s healthy.

Alexis Escavy, Planned Giving Specialist, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, will share how his organisation integrates gifts-in-wills across its fundraising program. You’ll also find out how you can get your whole organisation on board for gifts-in-wills, and the big difference this can make.

Jasmine Hooper, Gifts in Wills and In Memory Lead, Cancer Council NSW, will uncover the many elements of her organisation’s gifts-in-wills program. These include supporter surveys, events, social media, search engine marketing, telemarketing, website and more. You’ll leave this session with a host of ideas you can consider for your own program.

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