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”

Seri Renkin, Managing Director of the ten20 Foundation, describes how our new Funders Roadmap, co-designed with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation in the US, has been developed to ‘de-risk’ funders’ and communities’ investment in innovative collective impact work.

At the ten20 Foundation, we advocate for new thinking, different answers and a more efficient use of resources to create opportunities for everyone in our community. We can see that community leaders and organisations around Australia are increasingly wrestling with questions about how to address the underlying conditions in our society to enable change to occur – and find the support they need to work together for progress. We believe new forms of funding are key to catalysing, convening and sustaining the knowledge creation, learning networks, and changes in practice and mindset required for real transformation to happen.

The ten20 Foundation recognises that people-centred approaches are critical to addressing complex problems and place-based disadvantage. National and state policies and philanthropic approaches must enable solutions that are relevant to people living in unique community contexts. Read more “Creating a pathway for funders and communities to work together”

Recently Liz Gillies, Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre at the Melbourne Business School, visited the ten20 Foundation offices to film a series of video podcast interviews.

In this video podcast with Seri Renkin, Managing Director (formerly CEO) of the ten20 Foundation, Liz and Seri discuss what smart philanthropic investment in early childhood outcomes looks like. Read more “Video: Smart investment in early childhood outcomes”