2017 National Community Foundations Forum

Network. Learn. Think. Do.

Join community foundation staff, trustees and directors, representatives from the broader for-purpose sector, government and philanthropy for #NCFF17.

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

Taking place across three days, our program is a mix of the practical and the inspirational, featuring plenaries, keynotes and interactive workshops from international and local sector leaders, advisors, experts and thought leaders.

NCFF17 will explore 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.

Join at us at the State Library Victoria in the heart of Melbourne 17-19 October 2017

NCFF17 Program

NCFF17 is set to be another memorable Forum and one you won’t want to miss whether you’re a new or experienced Community Foundation practitioner!

View the National Community Foundations Forum 2017 schedule & directory.

Program subject to change. Bookmark this page for further exciting announcements. See below for more information on registration and accommodation.

Registration and Accommodation:

NCFF17 represents fantastic value for money. A full pass includes access to all sessions, workshops of your choice, lunch, morning and/or afternoon tea, networking and social events including Tuesday’s Delegates Reception and Wednesday’s National Community Foundation Dinner and Awards.


We have negotiated special rates at nearby hotels. However, these rates are only available for a short time so we recommend you book now to avoid disappointment. Download the following  instructions with information on how to book your accommodation.

NCFF Accommodation Instructions

Enjoy Melbourne

We are excited to host #NCFF17 at Melbourne’s iconic State Library. During your downtime, you might like to check out a few of the fantastic free exhibitions, explore Melbourne’s laneways, take-in the festivals, events and landmarks on offer.

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 FRRR Scholarships

FRRR Scholarships assist rural regional and remote delegates with their travel and registration costs to attend the National Community Foundations Forum.


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