MELBOURNE 14 February 2020 | SYDNEY 21 February 2020




The sector that most directly and deliberately improves and supports Australian communities is the not-for-profit sector.
The 2019 Australian Communities Forum presents the findings from the Australian Communities Trends Report, a national survey of non-profit professionals to reveal the current opportunities and difficulties that effect the non-profit industry.
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.
Register today to get ahead of the trends for 2019.
Thank you to the numerous non-profit professionals who filled out the Australian Communities Trends Report survey. Your combined knowledge is helping to uncover valuable insights in your industry. Be sure to catch these insights at the Australian Community Forum events.

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Register for 2020 Events  

2020 Australian Communities Forum - Sydney

21 FEBRUARY 2020

Doltone House - Darling Island

Ground Floor, 48 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, Sydney

7:30am start for a 10:00am finish
(full breakfast provided)

$69.00 Super Early Bird Ticket until 15 Mar 2019

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


Register Now for Sydney

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2020 Australian Communities Forum - Melbourne

14 FEBRUARY 2020

River's Edge Events Melbourne

Level 1, 18/38 Siddeley Stret, Melbourne

7:30am start for a 10:00am finish
(full breakfast provided)

$69.00 Super Early Bird Ticket until 15 Mar 2019

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


Register Now for Melbourne

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2019 Program  


The Australian Communities Forum will deliver the latest information in an interactive format, with innovative local examples and the sharing of great ideas.

Event Speakers  

Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international following. He is recognised as a leader in tracking emerging issues and researching social trends. As an award-winning social researcher and an engaging public speaker, Mark has appeared across many television networks and other media. He is a best-selling author, an influential thought leader, TEDx speaker and Principal of McCrindle Research. His advisory, communications and research company, McCrindle, count among its clients more than 100 of Australia’s largest companies and leading international brands.

Jeremy Horn

Jeremy Horn is a non-profit and business software and communications strategist, providing solutions for global charities and corporations, and is Principal at both Clarety and Netstrategies. Jeremy works with professional teams including Compassion and A21 to drive their fundraising capacity, create streamlined effective communications teams, and introduce the latest digital communications technology. His decades of experience have been built into the Clarety Supporter Engagement Platform which is recognised as one of the most comprehensive platforms currently available on the market.

Sophie Renton

Sophie Renton is a social researcher, trends analyst and Team Leader of Research at the internationally recognised McCrindle. As an experienced researcher, Sophie understands how evidence-based insights can inform strategy and help organisations to thrive amidst change. From her experience in leading the research team at McCrindle, Sophie assists organisations by bringing a clearer picture to complex problems. Sophie is adept in sharing strategic insights that guide CEOs and executive teams in leading their organisations.

2019 Panelists


Sarah Pennell
General Manager

FoodBack Australia


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Elise Jennings
Director, Operations & Philanthropy

Royal Hospital for Women Foundation

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Richenda Vermeulen
Founder & CEO


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Sharon Morris
Chief Executive Officer

Mother's Day Classic Foundation


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2019 Resources  

Trends Report


Find out more about the event:

Email Kim

or call us on (02) 8824 3422

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