Expert Exchange: Collaborative Giving
Date: Monday 4 June 2018
Where: 107 Projects
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
Admission: Free: via Eventbrite registration
Giving was once a private activity, now it is an increasingly social. Artists and small-to-medium organisations are adapting to a more collaborative and democratised form of giving. Through pooled funding, donors can share risk, learn together and drive greater impact. These funding pools can take the form of crowdfunding through events and online platforms, workplace giving programs or giving circles. The pool of donors is continually widening with more frequent, smaller donations being the common trend. However, as well as reaching new donors, it is important for creators to generate support for the long term.
The panel will discuss the characteristics of donors that utilise these collective platforms, including that of millennials and Gen-Xers so that S-M organisations can pinpoint the most appropriate, tailored approach for them.
Tom Dawkins: CEO StartSomeGood
Janne Ryan: Founder, Arrow Collective
Mitzi Goldman: CEO Documentary Australia Foundation
Moderator: Augusta Supple: Senior Manager – Engagement, Partnerships and Development, Create NSW
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Tom Dawkins, CEO, StartSomeGood.com
For over 15 years Tom Dawkins has been exploring how technology and culture can be harnessed as tools to create a more democratic and participatory society.
Tom is the co-founder and CEO of crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood.com, a crowdfunding platform which has raised more than $12 million for social impact projects in 50 countries. Tom previously founded Australian non-profit Vibewire Youth Inc. in 2000 while he was at university, remaining CEO until 2008 and leading numerous successful projects including opening sQuareOne, Australia’s first co-working space in 2006, and sending youth reporters on the campaign trail during the 2004 and 2007 Federal elections. From 2008-2012 Tom lived in the US where he was the first Social Media Director at Ashoka in Washington DC and then Social Media Director for HopeLab in Silicon Valley. Upon returning to Australia Tom was the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival. In 2015 he was awarded the Innovator of the Year Award by the Nexus Summit.
Mitzi Goldman, CEO, Documentary Australia Foundation
Mitzi is a founder and CEO of the Documentary Australia Foundation, having been instrumental in its realisation since its inception in 2006. With thirty years’ experience as a documentary director, producer and editor, through her production company, Looking Glass Pictures, she has created many award winning international documentaries. For the last decade Mitzi has been building and nurturing philanthropic engagement with documentary storytelling. She understands the philanthropic landscape including foundations and trusts, individual major gifts, collective giving and community foundations. Much of her time has been spent over the last ten years building relationships, learning about why people give and exploring the rapidly evolving intersections between social impact motivations and the role powerful storytelling can play in uniting and inspiring audiences.
Janne Ryan, Founder, Arrow Collective
Janne Ryan is an ideas curator, founder, and angel investor working across innovation, design and architecture, and start-up philanthropy projects. She is Founder, Arrow Collective [formerly Creative Music Fund], currently in partnership with Sydney Opera House as Foundation Partner, Dance Rites, Sydney Opera House. ARROW philanthropy partnerships have been with Australian Chamber Orchestra, Bangarra, Ensemble Offspring/City Recital Hall and Sydney Youth Orchestras. Janne works for TED Conferences [NYC-based], and in agriculture [Hunter Valley, NSW], having worked with the ABC, Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Semi Permanent, Remix Sydney. She is Founding Executive Producer and Curator, TEDxSydney.
Augusta Supple, Moderator, Senior Manager, Engagement Partnerships and Development
Augusta Supple is the Senior Manager of Engagement Partnerships and Development at Create NSW. With a background as a theatre director and producer, Augusta has developed large scale multi-playwright projects celebrating local artists for local audiences leveraging a broad range of sponsors and partnerships. Augusta’s personal commitment to philanthropic giving was outlined in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Spectrum profile “The Kids Are All Right: The young guns transforming the art of philanthropy” – where she talks about putting her money where her mouth is. Previously the Assistant Director of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and formerly the Project Officer for Western Sydney at Arts NSW, Augusta has led the design and implementation of a broad range of strategic initiatives to support the growth and sustainability of the arts, screen and culture sectors in Western Sydney.