Our world is at a crossroads, and there’s never been a more important time for civil society to come together and strengthen our efforts to make Australia a more just, sustainable and welcoming nation.
This is Progress, the key biennial event run by Australian Progress. The Progress 2017 event will be held in Melbourne from June 6-7. It will gather, energise, and propel forward Australia’s leading campaigners, advocates and change-makers from every sector. With over 60 sessions to choose from, there will be skill-shares and workshops, insightful panels, international keynotes and the launch of major new initiatives.
We recently spoke to Nick Moraitis, Executive Director of Australian Progress.
What do you hope to achieve from Progress 2017?
We're holding Progress because Australia is at a crossroads and the path we take matters - whether around climate change, social welfare or human rights. Progress convenes 1000+ of our top change-makers - and we're expecting some bold new collaborations to emerge.
How are Not-for-Profits innovating to create change?
Not-for-profits (and their millions of Australian supporters and members) are a vital part of our society. Non-profits deliver key services for the community, stand up for disadvantaged Australians, and have been the advocates behind significant reforms, like the recent introduction of the NDIS.
What are the biggest barriers facing Not-for-Profits today? And how can they overcome them?
The agenda at Progress covers many of the biggest challenges facing non-profits today, including the shift to digital fundraising, threats to the right of non-profits to advocate freely, and the need to better connect with Australia's multicultural population and engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
What can people expect to take away from Progress 2017?
Participants at Progress will hone their skills in communications, digital engagement and community organising; and help shape new initiatives tackling the big issues. Most of all, they'll be joining a community of passionate Australians doing their best to make our country a better place.
Bank Australia is proud to be the Principal Partner of Progress 2017. We’re offering our customers a 15% discount using the code 'bankaus15'. Tickets are available purchase here. We hope to see you there.