Wrap-up of Better Together 2019: National Community Foundations Forum

After months of planning and build-up, our Better Together Forum came and went over 3-4 beautiful warm days in Goolwa at the end of October.

The local community embraced the Forum and we made the local news!

Warm thanks to everyone who made Better Together a success: our hosts – Brad Butler, all at the Fleurieu Community Foundation, the Namawi performers and the community of Goolwa; His Excellency Governor Hieu Van Le AC; our fabulous presenters including colleagues from The Funding Network; special guest Erin Phillips; the Spirit of the Coorong boat crew; Felicity at Fleurieu Function Centre and the team at One Paddock Currency Creek winery; sponsors and partners, and of course – everyone who attended and participated actively and generously.

Community Foundations Showcase
A special shout out to the nine Community Foundations from five states that submitted Showcase entries. That’s a high proportion of our membership (29% to be precise) and a great uptake of a new idea introduced with relatively little lead time. There were two entries from Foundations that were not able to send anyone to the Forum in person. We are delighted you shared your stories. They were on display throughout the event and will be used as case studies to help us illustrate the important work you all do in your communities. We look forward to growing this program over the coming years.

“Hi team ACP: I just wanted to congratulate you on a very successful conference. There was a strong feeling of community, so much willingness to collaborate and provide support and advice. Your leadership is inspiring something special and I hope you can see the fruits of your hard work (it was certainly evident to me).”