ACP Member News & Stories

Sharing news, resources and stories from ACP and our members

ACP Board Update

Ben Rodgers has been appointed as Chair of ACP, following in the immediate footsteps of Dylan Smith.

Ben, who is Executive Officer at the Inner North Community Foundation, was elected to the ACP Board in 2016 and is looking forward to continuing the growth and development of ACP as a strong voice for our sector.

Visit the Members page for further Board updates

2017 National Community Foundations Forum

In 2017, NCFF returned to Melbourne,  hosted by the Australian Communities Foundation, the Inner North Community Foundation and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

NCFF17 explored the SMIRF capital of Community Foundations; that is the premise that meaningful change is achieved when Community Foundations leverage all forms of their capital; Social, Moral, Intellectual, Reputational as well as Financial; building networks and connections to foster a sense of belonging, reflecting and protecting our community’s values, leveraging our deep local knowledge, and using our positions as trusted local leaders to lift-up, empower and enfranchise community organisations or citizen groups that are often over-looked and disadvantaged.

New Resource – What is a Community Foundation?

ACP has developed a new resource. The ‘What is a Community Foundation?’ booklet provides an overview of community foundations, how they work and the benefits they deliver to donors, funding recipients and the community.

Download the booklet here: What is a Community Foundation?

  Vital Signs

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and the Fremantle Foundation have joined more than 35 community foundations from around the world who are shining a light on local priorities using Vital Signs.

Vital Signs reports use accessible data to take the pulse of community and inspire civic engagement, providing focus for public debate in our communities and around the world. They are used by community foundations, residents, businesses, local organisations, universities and colleges, and government leaders to take action and direct resources where they will have the greatest impact.

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