ACP’s Community Foundation Development workshops, webinars, teleconferences, Fireside Chats and other initiatives aim to build knowledge, capacity and awareness of of community foundations.

ACP Forum Lite – Friday 7th September 8am-3pm (save the date)

With support from the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation, ACP will be offering a networking breakfast and workshops with Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Community Foundation, on Friday 7th September, 8am-3pm. Information and how to book will be announced soon, but please save the date.

2018 Australian Community Philanthropy Ltd AGM, Melbourne (afternoon, Friday 7th September)

If you cannot make it in person, there will be opportunities to dial in. More details to come.

Fireside Chats

Fireside Chats are an opportunity for Community Foundation practitioners to come together in an informal conversation (teleconference & online chat) to share their knowledge, experience, resources, challenges and opportunities.

The next Fireside Chat for EOs/CEOs is on Tuesday, 7th August, 11am-12pm AEST (and then bi-monthly).

The next Fireside Chat for Board Chairs and Leading Directors is on Thursday, 20th September at 4.30pm-5.30pm AEST (and then quarterly).

To register for a Fireside Chat or if you have a suggestion for a webinar topic. Email

Philanthropy Australia National Conference Purpose: Is it enough?
Wed 5th Sep 2018 to Thu 6th Sep 2018, Grand Hyatt, Melbourne

If you can make it to Melbourne, we encourage participation in this year’s Philanthropy Australia National Conference. It is an opportunity to demonstrate the value of place-based foundations, learn from leaders in the field, share experiences with peers and build your philanthropic network.

There will be opportunities during the Conference for ACP members to connect. Keynotes and workshops will have lots of material relevant to community foundations.

Check out the program online via these links: Day 1, Day 2 and Pre-conference Masterclasses.

ACP has negotiated PA member prices for all our members. Click here to book your ticket. Early bird pricing ends 27th July. (Note: Please enter ACP MEMBER in the ID Code field. This field will appear on the first page of your registration and you will be required to enter it along with your name and email address).


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ACP is a partner in Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (CPPW)  which took place 20 – 26 November 2017 and is a great opportunity for community foundations and community groups to showcase and promote the great things they have achieved together in cities and regions across Australia.

Check out the CPPW website for ideas or get some inspiration from the list of events that took place last year.  Don’t forget to share on the CPPW and ACP Facebook pages