Here at NFP Connect we offer support, connection and education through various events, for those working for and with local charities and not-for-profits.
Our NFP Connect Breakfast is predominantly for not-for-profit employees, owners, leaders and anyone related to the field or interested in the monthly topic.
We also run peer to peer mentoring, coffee catch up and planning workshops throughout the year.
In 2019, seven corporates and foundations collaborated to donate 112,000 to support two organisations in the upper hunter in support of drought relief. Sounds easy right?
For our October Breakfast we have five of the seven members of the Hunter Corporate Collaborative joining us in a panel discussion on some of the challenges and considerations they had in working together and share their insights on what charities and not-for-profits need to consider when asking multiple corporates to fund a project, event or initiative.
NFP Connect is so proud to bring you this epic event.
Our Hunter Corporate Collaborative Panel;
Anne Long is the CEO of the Greater Charitable Foundation. Anne has spent the past 19 years working in the not-for-profit sector and is currently the CEO of Greater Bank’s Greater Charitable Foundation. An experienced leader, she has established and led two corporate foundations, worked with an extensive and diverse range of charities and managed the distribution of millions of dollars to social programs throughout Australia. She is a Board Director of PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia); a member of the US-based Unfunded Listevaluation committee; a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD); and an alumna of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy. She is proud to be an active contributor to the regional NFP sector.
Trudie Larnach is the Manager Sustainability And Corporate Affairs and part of the Executive Committee at Port Waratah Coal Services. Trudie has the privilege to lead Port Waratah’s Sustainability strategy, including community and stakeholder engagement, the community investment and partnership programme, and all aspects of environmental management. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science and has previously worked with Rio Tinto as an environmental and planning approvals specialist in the Hunter Valley. Trudie is passionate about sustainability in the Resource sector and building authentic, constructive relationships. This passion and experience shapes her approach to social licence to operate.
Craig Strudwick is the Community Relations Manager for Glencore. Craig leads community investment and stakeholder engagement across Glencore’s Coal Assets in Australia. His focus is on delivering strategic initiatives that create long term value and positive social impact to the communities where Glencore operates. Having worked for Xstrata prior to the merger with Glencore and previously with the Australian Sports Commission and international development agencies using sport as a tool for community development in South Africa, the Pacific and in Aboriginal communities in Australia, his interest is in community development projects that create social and environmental impact, especially in rural and remote regions. He holds graduate and post graduate qualifications in social impact and management.
After 8 years leading nib’s charitable arm, the nib foundation, Amy Tribe was recently appointed to the newly created Head of Community role at nib, with dual responsibility for delivering community investment activities across the nib-Group, and continuing to lead the nib foundation.
Amy is committed to creating long term value for the nib-Group and the communities in which we operate. This role is responsible for delivering an integrated Group-wide approach to community investments, engaging our business, brands and people to bring to life our nib value of “making the world a better place”.
Kylie Daniels is the Senior Community Manager of Beyond Bank Australia – Kylie has the honour of leading a passionate community team across the country and locally here in the Hunter who work to build long term sustainable partnership with the not for profit sector, that aims to create value and change lives. Working for a values based BCorp organisation over the last 26 years Kylie has seen the impact a business can have on our communities and is committed to using business as a force for good!