Why your donors are your true heroes?

As we draw to a close our Central Coast NFP Forum 2019 program, we welcome back Bianca Crocker, aka The Fish Chick from Fish Community Solutions. Bianca was a popular keynote from our 2018 program where she addressed Grants, Sponsorship and Fundraising.  We are thrilled to welcome Bianca back to build on this important topic for NFPs in our region.

Most recently we welcomed guest speaker Steven Pearce; Chief Executive Officer of Surf Life Saving NSW. Steven has 32 years experience in senior roles with Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW State Emergency Services and has been awarded numerous commendations and citations. 

Steven spoke to the group about how he is currently leading Surf Life Saving NSW in significant transformational change through cultural focusing, innovation, collaboration and technology, to ensure it remains relevant, adaptive and prepared to meet the ever-changing environment.  He covered the important topics of Strategic Planning and Risk Management.


Our next Forum will address Donor Relationships & Fundraising. Fundraising is all about relationships and all successful NFP organisations need to develop strong connections with their supporters. 

Bianca Crocker, founder of Fish Community Solutions and more recently the Small Non-Profits Alliance, will share with you insights and her experience to improve your work with your true heroes… your donors. 

Topics covered will include: Key tips for engaging your supporters, why your donors are your true heroes, the most important word in fundraising and ways to build your community support.

Event details are as follows:

Tuesday 15th October, 2019

University of Newcastle, Loop Road, Ourimbah

Lecture Theatre 101
8am – 10am
Cost: Complimentary

In addition to the forum, Bianca will be running a workshop for those wanting more information on this important topic.

With practical takeaways and helpful tools and templates, this half day workshop will take your NFP fundraising to the next level. You will learn ways to take a more strategic approach to your fundraising, work more effectively and efficiently and ultimately build long-term sustainability.

Workshop details are as follows:

Monday 14th October, 2019

Fortunity, 155 The Entrance Road, Erina

1pm – 5pm

Cost: $80 pp via Eventbrite


The workshop will cover five key areas:

1.       Foundations of fundraising – What do you need to be in the best position for successful fundraising?

2.       Being a donor-centered organisation – How do you connect with your donors and keep them engaged?

3.       Building your community – Why is community building important for small charities and how can you do it effectively?

4.       Creating business partnerships – Finding shared value to create meaningful partnerships with businesses

5.       Philanthropy through trusts and foundations – Learn all you need to know to improve your grant writing success

To register for the forum, please contact Fortunity on 02 4304 8888 or email yvette.wright@fortunity.com.au  to register for the workshop, please click the Eventbrite link above.