14 November 2017

Co-hosted with Fundraising Institute Australia, the 2017 ACPNS Alumni Anniversary Breakfast will explore millennials' attitude to giving.

Gen why should I give? Understanding millennials’ attitude to giving

Gen Ys - also known as Millennials - are all grown up; they're smart, they're self-aware and they have a social conscience. So if you're a fundraiser, you ignore them at your peril.

Get inside the mind of Gen Ys; what do they care about? What makes them tick and what ticks them off? What fundraising vehicles appeal to them and, in a world of social media, celebrities, and a whole lot of selfies, how do YOU grab their attention? And why's it so important that you do?

Starting with data from Giving Australia 2016, (the largest research effort into philanthropic behaviour ever undertaken in Australia), and moving onto the young philanthropists’ and young fundraisers’ views, this event will bring you up-to-the-minute on how Gen Ys are changing the face of philanthropy across the country - and shaping the way fundraisers will be doing business for years to come. Be one of the first to hear the data that's changing fundraising and get the know-how on fundraising campaigns that are working. 

Speakers include:

Marie Balczun
Senior Research Assistant at QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

Marie Balczun

Marie joined the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies in 2013. She has been a pivotal member of the Giving Australia team, providing the quantitative data analysis for the individuals and nonprofit surveys, as well as being a key member of the writing team. She is interested in social psychology and human behaviour and the application of these areas to the nonprofit sector. Marie holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons I).  

Prue Pateras
Urban farmer, social entrepreneur and mother

Prue Pateras

Prue is a member of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal Heywire Grants committee and Philanthropy Australia New Gen member. Prue is also a director of Modular Farms Australia a containerised vertical farming solution.

Will Kirsop
General Manager at CauseForce

Will Kirsop

Will is the General Manager of CauseForce in Australia, and oversees CauseForce’s signature events, P2P Fundraising and logistics services in Australia. Ever since Will raised over $2,000 for the 40 Hour Famine at the tender age of seven, Will has been passionate about and involved in driving social change through fundraising. His professional fundraising career began at 2Evolve where he led teams to success for globally recognised clients including Amnesty International, WSPA, and Save the Children. Will joined CauseForce in 2012, and led the first ever Sydney event to raise a record-breaking $5.7 million.


  • FIA member $55
  • ACPNS alumni/students $55
  • Staff or organisational member $65
  • Non-member $85

The event is always a sell-out occasion so book early to avoid disappointment.

14 November 2017
Broncos Leagues Club, 98 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill
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07 3138 1020
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