MELBOURNE TBC - in February 2021 | SYDNEY 19 February 2021


About The Australian Communities Forum

The sector that most directly and deliberately improves and supports Australian communities is the not-for-profit sector.
The 2021 Australian Communities Forum will reveal the findings from the Australian Communities Report, which looks at the current opportunities and difficulties that impact the not-for-profit sector.

To be one of the first to see the results of the survey you need to register for the Sydney or Melbourne Australian Communities Forum events.


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Register for 2021 Events  

2021 ACF Melbourne Ticket

Date to be announced

Melbourne venue TBC

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2021 ACF Sydney Ticket


Sydney venue TBC

Mark it in your diaries for 2021.

Super Early Bird tickets - $69.


*Fee includes GST, full breakfast, hand-outs and slides where available.


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2020 Resources  



COVID-19 Report:
How the global pandemic is shaping the sentiment, behaviour and outlook of Australians

COVID-19 Report


2020 Session Highlights

Jeremy Horn

Founder of Clarety

The Future of Tech-enabled Giving

Our research shows one of the biggest demands of donors is tech-enabled giving. In this lively interview, Founder of Net Strategies and Clarety, Jeremy Horn, will share his experience on how to implement effective technology across an organisation. He will give examples from his clients which are some of the largest charities and community-based organisations, and the emerging technologies that will transform donor engagement in the decade ahead.

Sophie Renton

Research Director, McCrindle

The Future of Australian Communities Towards 2030:

Australian communities are changing more rapidly than any time in modern history; from technological trends to cultural shifts, from social change to generational transitions. In this session Sophie Renton, Research Director at McCrindle will give an analysis of our fast-moving times and a snapshot of the key trends redefining our society. She will deliver an overview of the changes and insights to help organisations not just respond to the trends but to shape them.

Shannon Wherrett

Team Leader of Research, McCrindle

The 2020 Australian Communities Trends:

For the last four years McCrindle has run this national study looking at donor behaviours, and Australians perceptions of not-for-profits. In this session McCrindle’s Team Leader of Research Shannon Wherrett will deliver a snapshot of the 2020 findings and insights into the changes from previous years with a particular focus on trust, social license and profit and purpose.

2020 Expert Panel

NFP thought leaders will present their recent experience and insights on how they have responded to the changing social landscape, emerging community attitudes and technology trends.


Brave Foundation

JIll Roche

Brave Foundation



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Richenda Vermeulen
Founder & CEO




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John Beckett
Founder & CEO




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Salvation Army

Greigory Whittaker
Innovation Manager

The Salvation Army



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Find out more about the event:

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or call us on (02) 8824 3422

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