Harwood value proposition: “If you Turn Outward and make more intentional judgments and choices in creating change, you will produce greater relevance and impact in your community.”

At the ten20 Foundation, Woodside Energy, FRRR and Philanthropy Australia we recognise we need to shift our ways of working and thinking to solve the complex social problems we have in Australia.

Such a shift requires a change of mindset and practice to place communities, each with their unique contexts and experiences, squarely at the centre of any change effort.

This requires both dedication and hard work.  We are challenging long-held assumptions around how we work, and we are open to fresh ways of thinking and partnering so we can create new and more effective solutions.

As a result, we have come together as a small group of funders and invited The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation to conduct its Public Innovators Labs in Australia.

These labs are internationally recognised for supporting leadership in Turning Outward – working with diverse groups of community and cross sector stakeholders to build the foundations for the mindset and practice shifts we need for success. Rich Harwood brings to the Labs practical, hands on experience of Australian communities ensuring learning is tailored to our cultural context.

We are proud to join with Woodside Energy, FRRR and Philanthropy Australia with in-kind support from Centre for Social Impact, University of Western Australia, to host Rich Harwood and his colleagues.  We hope you will be able to join us on this change journey.

Follow this link for event details and booking: https://ten20.com.au/index.php/harwood-public-innovators-labs-australia/

Our Managing Director, Seri Renkin, presented the 30th annual WJ Craig lecture on Friday, October 21 in Melbourne, with a speech entitled ‘The art of how: Intergenerational disadvantage and collective impact’. Here is the full text of her speech.

Before I start, I want to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we are gathered and pay my respect to their elders past and present.

Thank you for the opportunity to deliver this year’s WJ Craig lecture – it is indeed a privilege to recognise the great philanthropic work started by WJ Craig more than a century ago. Read more “Seri Renkin presents 30th annual WJ Craig lecture”

There’s nothing like a visiting international guest to get our sector talking and reflecting. This week we have been talking and thinking about evaluation, as Mark Cabaj from Canada has been in town igniting some fantastic discussion and debate.

Mark is President of the consulting company From Here to There and is an Associate of Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement.

Mark has had an amazing career, from experiencing first-hand the end of communism in Europe and working as an Investment Advisor in Poland’s Foreign Investment Agency, the Foreign Assistance Coordinator for Grants in the Ministry of Privatisation, and the Mission Coordinator for the creation of the United Nations Development Program’s first regional economic development initiative in Eastern Europe.

Read more “The role of the funder in evaluation”