Woor-Dungin’s latest Income Generation and Resources Group workshop was held on 13 July.
The session, generously hosted by Ashurst in Melbourne, brought together Woor-Dungin staff and volunteers, representatives from each of Woor-Dungin’s six Aboriginal community-controlled partner organisations, and guest speakers from philanthropy.
Income Generation and Resources Group workshops are held quarterly and provide an opportunity for our partner organisations to establish or consolidate respectful and effective relationships with philanthropic grant-makers, pro bono service providers and student-placement supervisors.
At the same time the sessions provide philanthropics and pro bonos an opportunity to promote their organisations in a respectful and effective way to Aboriginal community-controlled organisations.
Fostering respectful relationships among Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, philanthropic funders and pro bono service providers is one of Woor-Dungin’s key programmatic areas and, more fundamentally, one of the cornerstones of our organisation.
Presenting at the workshop were Anita Hopkins, Executive Officer of The Jack Brockhoff Foundation, Kirsty Allen, Program Manager at Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation, John Spierings, Executive Officer of Reichstein Foundation, and committee members from the Towards a Just Society Fund, a sub-fund of Australian Communities Foundation.
Also presenting were Peng Seong Ng, a student on placement at Woor-Dungin, and Paul O’Shea, Woor-Dungin’s Respectful Relationships Working Group convenor, who together presented Peng Seong’s research on pro bono service providers.
Woor-Dungin established the Income Generation and Resource Group program in direct response to our partner organisations’ requests for support in sourcing philanthropic funding. Previous presenters have included Shane Austin from RACV Community Foundation, Rachel Kerry from CAGES Foundation and Carolyn Munckton from Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.
The next Income Generation and Resources Group session will be held in October.