Technologies and platforms for giving and volunteering expert roundtable

Peter Scott and Alexandra Gartmann engaged with leaders in the philanthropic and volunteering sectors at a roundtable on current and emerging technology and platforms for giving and volunteering on 18 May 2015.

Alexandra convenes the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership’s culture and platforms to maximise giving working group. With the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, the working group is exploring a range of current and emerging technological and social platforms that facilitate personal and collective giving and volunteering.

Left to right: Partnership members Peter Scott and Alexandra Gartmann with Teresa Zolnierkiewicz, Head of Philanthropy Segment, Global Wealth, ANZ Bank and Caroline Vu, New Generation of Giving Manager, Philanthropy Australia

Left to right: Partnership members Peter Scott and Alexandra Gartmann with Teresa Zolnierkiewicz, Head of Philanthropy Segment, Global Wealth, ANZ Bank and Caroline Vu, New Generation of Giving Manager, Philanthropy Australia

Global trends, innovation and evolving technology are significantly changing the way individuals and business give and engage with their communities, and this will have significant implications for the government and charitable sectors into the future.

The key findings from this research are expected in mid-2015 and will inform the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership’s advice to government on strategies to make giving simpler and more accessible for existing donors and how to attract new donors and volunteers, including a younger generation.

Left to right: Michael Gonski, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Richard Tockar, Financial Markets, Investec Australia and Lisa Cotton, The Funding Network

Left to right: Michael Gonski, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Richard Tockar, Financial Markets, Investec Australia and Lisa Cotton, The Funding Network

Organisations taking part in the roundtable included:

  • Volunteering Australia
  • ANZ Bank
  • Donate Planet
  • Connecting Up
  • Infoxchange
  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • The Funding Network
  • Volunteering Western Australia
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute
  • Investec Australia
  • Good360
  • Philanthropy Australia
  • Everyday Hero
  • The Smith Family

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