2021 nfp state of the nation SEMINAR ROADSHOW




NSW (Sydney): Friday 21st May 9am-4pm - venue TBA

ACT (Canberra): Friday 18th June 9am-4pm - venue TBA

VIC (Melbourne): Friday 23rd July 9am-4pm - venue TBA

QLD (Brisbane): Friday 20th August 9am-4pm - venue TBA

SA (Adelaide): Friday 17th September 9am-4pm - venue TBA

WA (Perth): Friday 22nd October 9am-4pm - venue TBA

TAS (Hobart): Friday 19th November 9am-4pm - venue TBA

NT (Darwin): Friday 10th December 9am-4pm - venue TBA


Suitable for all NFP Sector Leaders and Staff 





  1. FULL DAY IN-PERSON SEMINAR: an engaging, informative and inspiring full day's training presented by leading NFP expert Scott Lockie (CEO Australian Charity Guide and emPOWER Your Mission), covering the latest NFP Sector research, trends, tips, tools and technology (FULLY CATERED)

  2. NETWORKING: the opportunity to mix and network with your peers from across the Nonprofit sector

  3. NFP CEO CONNECT MEMBERSHIP: an invite for your CEO to join a network of over 50 NFP CEO's from across Australia and NZ who meet virtually once a month to share ideas and collaborate (valued at $299)

  4. CHARITY BRANDED QR CODE: your own charity logo branded QR Code linked to your charity’s website, which you can use on all your promotional materials



9.00am-10.45am: Organisation - How to set up your NFP organisation for success 

  • Overview of the NFP sector globally and domestically and the latest trends, risks, challenges and focus areas

  • Importance of a clearly defined purpose, mission and values

  • Developing a strategy that encompasses your entire organisation

  • Alignment of programmes and service delivery to your overall mission

  • The importance of recruitment and induction to attract and retain top talent

  • The systems and technology required to support your mission

  • Governance, financial accountability and transparency

  • Defining and measuring your organisation's social impact


10.45am-11.15am: Morning Tea


11.15am-1.15pm: Marketing - How to promote your NFP organisation effectively to donors, clients and corporates 


  • Global NFP Marketing trends, strategies and benchmarks

  • SEO best practice to drive traffic to your website and increase conversions

  • How to develop a Social Media strategy

  • Harnessing the power of email marketing to increase engagement and donations

  • Tapping into all the free tools provided by Google to promote your cause

  • Traditional forms of Marketing that still work

  • Developing a content strategy for your organisation


1.15pm-2.00pm: Lunch

2.00pm-4.00pm: Fundraising - How to diversify your NFP organisation's revenue streams and how to attract and retain donors and corporate partners

  • The latest global and domestic NFP Giving trends, tools and technologies 

  • Embracing digital technologies and platforms to enhance your Fundraising strategy

  • Nurturing your donors from one off donations, through regular giving to major gifts and gifts in wills

  • Diversifying your Fundraising revenue streams to attract support from individuals, corporates and government 

  • The rise of the social enterprise and how to develop a self reliant revenue stream

  • Fundraising events - in person and virtual

  • Over a dozen ways your organisation can raise funds to support your cause



"Twice Leeton Connect had the opportunity to host “EmPOWER Your Mission” workshops here in Leeton NSW for our local organisations and charities. The first one was so popular we had to organise a second one! Presenter Scott Lockie did a fantastic job presenting the material using humour, great training materials, powerful online resources, rich multimedia components and real-life examples that captivated the audience. Everyone gained valuable tips and learned about the latest digital research, insights, trends, free resources and tools to support their individual organisations. As well we were introduced to an array of innovative marketing and fundraising strategies."

Ron Arel, Coordinator, Leeton Connect (Leeton, NSW)


"Scott provides a very thorough training of the whole area of charity management and fundraising. An excellent and illuminating day. Thanks very much Scott. Much appreciated for the quality of information that you shared at the event. I certainly learned a lot of new information and I’ll be sharing what I learned and recommendations with our organisation." James Burgin, Mindd Foundation (Sydney, NSW)


“So much information and am not sure where I will start. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you.”

Stephen Brewster, Huntingdon’s SA and NT Inc (Adelaide, SA)


“A fantastic tool for participants in the NFP sector. Concise, relevant and a depth of material to put into practice within your own operations. Highly recommended to both novices and seasoned professionals.”

Steve Gregory, CEO, Black Bull Performance Group (Canberra, ACT)


“A very big thank you for yesterday’s invaluable seminar! Your knowledge and expertise on the NFP sector is extraordinary. I found your content extremely valuable. I have started reviewing our sales, communications and promotions strategy in line with your presentation.”

Jonelle Kapsalos, Social Enterprise Operations Coordinator, Drumbeat (Perth, WA)


"The session provided valuable insight and examples of simple tools and techniques that will enable us as a charity to increase our footprint and make better use of our resources and engage with our members and donors."

Alex Dick, Hon. State Treasurer, RSL (Tasmania Branch) Inc. (Hobart, TAS) 


"I found this course to be excellent, relevant and engaging."

Terri Taylor, BDM, Impact Community Services (Bundaberg, QLD)


"Absolutely blown away with what I've learned and taken away. Our organisation has very little money but the course was worth every cent."

Heather Pearson, Project Co-ordinator, Endometriosis NZ (Christchurch, NZ)


"It's changed the way I will fundraise and market."

Simone Patterson, Founder, Retreat for Kids Inc (Gold Coast, QLD)




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