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2020 vision NFP BOOT CAMP


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Sydney - Thursday 28th-Friday 29th November 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Melbourne - Wednesday 29th-Thursday 30th January 2020 


Brisbane - Wednesday 19th-Thursday 20th February 2020



Places are limited and subject to availability



Why attend?

With 60,000 registered Australian Charities and 50 new ones every week, your staff need to know how to:

  • Embrace digital fundraising

  • Improve donor acquisition, stewardship and retention strategies 

  • Recruit and retain staff, volunteers and board members

  • Attract corporate partners

  • Identify and embrace new technology and be innovative and agile as an organisation

  • Measure your organisation's impact/outcomes to help you attract donors, corporate partners and grants

  • Attract Gifts in Wills/Bequests

We've assembled Australia's leading NFP Experts and pioneered the 2020 Vision NFP Boot Camp, an intensive two day "must attend" workshop for NFP sector staff (Managers, Marketers, Fundraisers, Board Members):

  • Two days of amazing insights from Australia's leading NFP Experts and over 100 practical tips to take back to your organisation

  • The opportunity to network with NFP sector experts, leaders and peers

  • Fully catered - morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on both days







Day 1 

8.30am-9.00am Registration


9.00am-10.15am Welcome: latest global and domestic NFP Sector trends, reports, benchmarks, tools, challenges and opportunities. Scott Lockie – Australian Charity Guide


10.15am-10.30am Morning Tea and networking


10.30am-12.00pm 10 things you need to know about Gifts in Wills Fundraising. Helen Merrick - FIA


12.00pm-12.30pm Lunch and networking


12.30pm-2.30pm Attracting and maximising Corporate Partnerships. Abby Clemence – Infinity Sponsorship


2.30pm-3.00pm Afternoon Tea and networking


3.00pm-4.30pm Peer-to-peer trends and key strategies for success. Craig Shackleton/Becky Arthur - Blackbaud


Day 2 

9.00am-10.30am Talent attraction and retention strategies for your NFP organisation and the first 6 months in the role. Nina Mapson Bone - Beaumont People 


10.30am-11.00am Morning Tea and networking


11.00am-12.00pm Unlocking giving super trends - transforming your organisation with innovative ideas. Jeremy Tobias - GiveEasy

12.00pm-1.00pm Measuring social impact/outcomes for your organisation and why it's so important. David Jack - Social Impact Institute 

1.00pm-2.00pm Lunch and networking

2.00pm-4.00pm Using digital, donor-centricity and unlocking more value from your traditional programmes. Jeremy Bennett - BigFoot Fundraising 

"55% of Australian Charities are thriving. 42% are struggling"

"50 new Australian Charities set up every week, in an already saturated market"



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Scott Lockie, Australian Charity Guide

Since the creation of The Australian Charity Guide and emPOWER Your Mission, Scott has been helping organisations in the sector thrive for the past 10 years.


Scott focuses on upskilling NFP professionals and Boards on the latest global and domestic NFP sector trends, as well as the latest research and techniques driving NFP Marketing, Fundraising and Stewardship.


With experience training over 700 charities all around Australia and NZ, Scott’s goal is to help equip NFP staff with the knowledge, skills and tools to thrive in an increasingly competitive and fast-paced environment.

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Helen Merrick, Fundraising Institute of Australia

With over 13 years experience in the NFP sector, Helen is the Executive Manager (Membership, Marketing & Include a Charity) for Fundraising Institute Australia.


With an in-depth knowledge of fundraising, campaigns, events and marketing, Helen has been part of the Include a Charity campaign since 2011 and loves everything Gifts in Wills.


She currently works with fundraisers and fundraising organisations throughout Australia, to ensure best practice, professional development and to support them to be the best they can be.

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Abby Clemence, Infinity Sponsorship

Abby is an international speaker and one of Australia's leading corporate partnership experts.

She helps For-Profit and For-Purpose organisations unlock the secrets of great partnerships and her specialty lies in teaching fundraisers how to build partnerships that create meaningful and sustainable impact.

Abby specialises in teaching NFP organisations how to connect with the right brands, form mutually beneficial relationships with a corporate partner and grow your income and your brand.

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Craig Shackleton, Blackbaud

Craig has been working alongside the social good sector since 2007. In his current role at Blackbaud Pacific, Craig leads the team to provide appropriate products, services and solutions and the highest level of service, support and best-practice strategic advice to hundreds of charity, corporate and event partners, so they can realise their revenue and engagement potential through online peer-to-peer fundraising.

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Jeremy Bennett, Bigfoot Fundraising

Jeremy is a passionate and experienced fundraiser and marketer. He previously worked as a marketing manager for Telstra, before moving to the NFP sector in 2009 to pursue his passion for helping charities do good.


He has a proven track record of growing Individual Giving fundraising programs in Australia, the UK and Asia, for charities such as Amnesty International, World Animal Protection and Shelter UK.


Jeremy has presented on successful digital and innovative campaigns at major fundraising conferences including DigiRaise, FIA and bbcon. 


Inspired to help more charities make a bigger impact in their fundraising, Jeremy launched his consultancy, Bigfoot Fundraising and this year has been working with several clients and helped Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation deliver the biggest Gold Telethon Appeal ever, raising over $6.5M and doubling its online donations and income from last year.

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David Jack, Social Impact Institute

David brings more than 20 years of C-level executive experience to his current role as CEO of Social Impact Institute, one of Australia’s leading advisory services and event organisers dedicated to the social sector.  


In his capacity as Principal Advisor with Social Impact Institute, David works directly with executives and management teams to listen and apply evidence-based methodologies to enhance clarity, sustainability and impact.


David is passionate about social justice and helping social sector leaders extend their thinking, and their organisations have an even greater impact.  


Jeremy Tobias, GiveEasy

Jeremy Tobias is CEO of GiveEasy, one of the NFP Sector's leading digital fundraising platforms, helping charities raise more money across all digital channels including web, email, social and SMS.  


With over 10 years in capital raising markets for ASX listed companies, Jeremy brings a wealth of knowledge on fundraising strategy to help Charities and NFP's grow your impact.

Jeremy is also an authority on how NFP organisations can innovate and pioneered the GiveEasy Innovation Index, showcasing organisations who have embraced innovation. 

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Nina Mapson Bone, Beaumont People

With a career spanning over 20 years, Nina’s number one passion is people. Since becoming the Managing Director of Beaumont People in 2015, she continues to use her wealth of knowledge and expertise to grow, inspire and empower her team.


A regular speaker and trainer, Nina shares her expertise on all things involving People, Leadership, Strategy, Talent Attraction, Onboarding and Retention and is an expert in bringing talented people together to drive value, build vision and realise opportunities.


Nina’s positive influence has stemmed beyond Beaumont People, assuming several appointments for the Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association of Australia & NZ (RCSA) including her current position, Vice President.


“The NFP Boot Camp exceeded my expectations. The intimate size of the seminar allowed for invaluable networking opportunities across a broad spectrum of sectors from NGO, business and social enterprise. The focus on quality, longer presentations over quantity meant that the strategies and concepts being presented could be explored and demonstrated in depth. This has allowed our organisation to implement many of the outcomes immediately and meant they were particularly timely moving into the new year. Scott also ensured there was no shortage of laughter!” Anna Jane Linke, CEO & Founder Seaside Scavenge


“The 2020 Vision NFP Boot Camp was two days well spent. Every session was relevant, informative, fun and engaging. I found it an incredible amount of information provided in a relaxed style without being too overwhelming.” Annette Bewicke, Sydney North Primary Health Network


“The NFP Bootcamp 2019 was EXACTLY that, a BOOTCAMP, which provided intensely knowledgeable professionals and strong industry insights in a comprehensive yet practical format. Scott's understanding of the NFP landscape and deep networks ensured each workshop would provide valuable content and capacity building in every area of the NFP fundraising sector. It definitely will be an event to put in the calendar annually!” Jaime Boys, Head of Communication and Development SPCC DALE Young Parents/Young Parents' Hub


“The NFP Boot Camp provided dynamic coverage of the most important strategic and operational issues affecting the NFP sector. The speakers were engaging and very generous in sharing their knowledge. I came away with ideas, tools and resources which will definitely increase my effectiveness in my role.” Suzy Sotirias, Marketing & Communications Manager - Social Impact Institute


“A fantastic educational experience - Taps into all aspects of what it means to run a NFP. A must for all charities.” Anonymous

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