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    Webinar: Good grantmaking – from the other side of the fence

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    Our for-purpose organisations play a critical role, providing essential services that people, communities and government depend on.  Much of the sector relies on philanthropic funding to deliver these services, especially in times like these when fundraising opportunities are diminished and other funding bodies are more risk averse to support new approaches.  What can philanthropy do to support the process of seeking funds and enable improved outcomes for communities?

    In this webinar we will take a closer look at the innovative funding provided by the Paul Ramsay Foundation and the Vincent Fairfax Foundation that allowed Sefa (Social Enterprise Finance Australia) to develop outcome frameworks and build capacity for the Blacktown Youth Services Association (BYSA).  This then paved the way for further multi-year funding, allowing BYSA to evidence the outcomes achieved for the young people and ready itself for a future with more diversified revenue possibilities, as a concept for collaborative partnerships with responsible philanthropy at the centre.

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    Jack Heath - CEO, Philanthropy Australia

    Jack has been a leader of for-purpose organisations for more than 25 years.  He believes there has never been a more important time for philanthropy as we grapple with huge societal challenges and diminished trust in our public institutions.  Jack holds a deep-seated belief in the ability of philanthropy to inspire long-lasting, positive change in individual lives and communities.  He advocates for an aligned philanthropy which is big-hearted, clear-headed and joyful.     

    A graduate of the University of Melbourne in Honours Arts and Law, Jack has also undertaken executive courses at Harvard and Stanford universities.  He served in Government as a diplomat, speechwriter and senior adviser to Federal Ministers, including Prime Minister Keating and Foreign Minister Rudd.  Following the suicide of his young cousin, Jack led the establishment of the ReachOut youth mental health organisations in Australia, Ireland and the United States before serving as CEO at the national mental health organization SANE Australia for eight years.

    Jack sits on a number of advisory boards and committees and has received awards for his contributions in mental health and community service. He lives in Sydney with his publisher wife Catherine Milne and their dog Fred, and they are parents to Lucy and Jamie.


    Renee Martin, Head of Engagement at Sefa 

    Hanna Ebeling, CEO assisting with Q&A coordination


    Natalie Chiappazzo - Manager, Blacktown Youth Services Association

    Natalie Chiappazzo is the Manager of Blacktown Youth Services Association (BYSA). Natalie grew up in Western Sydney and after graduating from Sydney University studying a Bachelor of Health Science, launched into a career in Community Development. For the past 15 years, Natalie has developed her knowledge and expertise working front and centre with Blacktown’s most vulnerable young people. Areas of expertise include policy and practice on marginalised young people, youth-centred practice, crime prevention, cross-cultural diversity and social capital. She is a strong champion of co-designing solutions with young people to improve their lives and the communities they live in. During her time at BYSA, she has successfully implemented a range of outcomes based initiatives that have broken the cycle of disadvantage for thousands of young people and positively changed the trajectory of their lives.

     In addition to her employment at BYSA, Natalie has also held numerous leadership roles within the sector including Youth Action’s Western Sydney Youth Representative and Board Member for Western Sydney Community Forum. These leadership roles have provided a platform to advocate on behalf of young people in Western Sydney. Natalie remains inspired and committed to improving the lives of young people by changing the current landscape of the community sector and moving towards progressive approaches for 2022 and beyond.

    Jenny Wheatley - CEO, Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation & Cambooya

    Jenny is the CEO of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) and Cambooya Pty Ltd, the Family Office serving members of the Fairfax family. The mission of the Family Office is to build protect & share, wealth expertise and knowledge. Both Cambooya and VFFF reflect the values of the Fairfax family and in leading the team Jenny’s priority is to empower skilled people to creatively respond to opportunities and challenges.

    Cambooya offers the full suite of family office services to more than 40 Family Office Members. This includes comprehensive tailored investment advice with a view to preserving capital and establishing the conditions for successful intergenerational wealth transfer. Cambooya works alongside family members supporting their business, investment and philanthropic interests.
    VFFF practices engaged philanthropy, distributing $10m supporting people and place to thrive and young people’s knowledge of Christianity. VFFF is also committed to using its corpus to extend its impact through investments with a mission aligned social and financial focus.
    Jenny is a member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Social Impact. The Advisory Council provides insight and guidance on strategic questions for the Centre for Social Impact. Jenny is a Director of the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership at Monash University.

    Tiphanie Au - Associate Director at the Office of Social Impact Investment, Treasury NSW

    Tiphanie is the Associate Director of the Office of Social Impact Investment (OSII) in NSW Treasury. OSII facilitates better services, better outcomes, and better value for the people of NSW through impact investing. Tiphanie has been involved in implementing outcome-focused, innovative, early-intervention programs aimed at tackling a variety of complex social issues, including homelessness and recidivism. She has over ten years’ experience in the NSW public sector and specialises in the intersection of driving positive social change while maintaining commercial and financial rigor in procurement and investment decision-making. 

    Tiphanie holds a Bachelor of Law with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Newcastle, and a Master of Economics with Excellence from the University of New South Wales. She is currently a committee member of Philanthropy Australia’s New Gen Network.

    Charlotte Frew - Deputy Director for Strategy and Partnerships for the Office for Regional Youth, Department of Regional NSW

    Charlotte Frew emigrated to Australia from the UK in 1999. After having two children she commenced study at the University of Wollongong where she would go on to complete her BA. Hons in English literatures and her PhD focused on Food Writing, Gender and Media in 2016. During her time at the University of Wollongong she was an experienced tutor and lecturer in Media and Communications, History, English Literatures and Cultural Studies. She also worked for the university's strategic planning office providing high level advice regarding the university's future focus.

    Charlotte was the senior policy and project officer for NSW Police's Youth Command and helped drive programs such as RISEUP and Youth Action Meetings with a youth focus. She has been the Deputy Director for Strategy and Partnerships for the Office for Regional Youth since September 2021.

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