Ethics, Culture & Governance – a new era

We are well underway with the Central Coast Not-for-profit Forum’s 2019 program. We have been so fortunate to attract high calibre speakers to the Central Coast to share their knowledge and expertise and are happy to report that this is continuing for this year’s program.

Most recently we welcomed Ashley Fell from McCrindle. Ashley is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and Head of Communications at the internationally recognised McCrindle. In her role as a social researcher she is renowned for tracking emerging issues, researching social trends and analysing customer segments.

Ashley addressed how times are changing faster than ever; from a technological, demographic, social, and economic perspective.  Ashley was able to impart that in the ongoing quest for relevance, it is imperative that organisations and their boards and management observe the changes, understand the shifts and respond to the trends. 

Ashley shared with us her analysis of the key trends changing Australia including an overview of the latest Census data and how population trends impact not-for-profits and the communities that they serve.


Our next Forum will address Ethics, Culture and Governance.  Topics covered will include: what principles need to be established to compliment a not-for-profit’s good intention, what motivates good and bad cultures and what are the current trends and improvements in good governance.

Event details are as follows:

Monday 8th April 2019
University of Newcastle, Loop Road, Ourimbah, Lecture Theatre 102
3:30pm – 6:00pm
Cost: Complimentary

This forum will feature guest speaker Adjunct Professor Martin Laverty, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. He serves as a member of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Aviation Industry Consultative Council, a Board Director of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS) and is Deputy Chair of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) Advisory Board.

Martin is a lawyer by training and holds a Masters in Indigenous Constitutional Laws. His doctoral thesis was on board director contributions to organisational outcomes. He has edited and contributed to two books on social determinants and is currently writing a new book on the purpose of Australia’s not-for-profit sector.

Should you wish to register your interest in attending the forum please contact Fortunity on 02 4304 8888 or email