The business of not for profit

The business of not for profit

Nov 23
The business of not-for-profit: strategic perspectives in non-profit management CEDA will lead a critical discussion on the current opportunities and challenges facing the not for profit sector and what this means for non-profits across the State.


Sally Powell, Chief Executive Officer, Bedford Group
Claire Robbs, Chief Executive Officer, Life Without Barriers Australia
Paul Ronalds, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children Australia
Kate Thiele, Chief Executive Officer, Guide Dogs SA/NT

Event overview

CEDA welcomes leaders from across the non-profit sector from around Australia to share their insight, understanding and counsel on the key issues that are impacting on the non-profit sector in Australia.

Today, Australia's non-profit sector is large and diverse. It covers activities and services including health, social services, education, sport and recreation, arts and culture, environment, animal welfare, human rights and religious practices.  This event will bring together leaders representing this diversity, to lead discussion on the economic, social, environmental and legislative issues they are facing and the opportunities (and challenges) these present.

While slightly dated, the ABS has identified 59 000 economically significant non-profits operating in Australia, contributing $43 billion to Australia's GDP, and 8 per cent of employment in 2006-07.  In addition, during the period 1999-2000 to 2006-07 the non-profit sector grew strongly with average annual growth of 7.7 per cent from 1999-2000 to 2006-07. 

Meet the speakers

Sally Powell
Chief Executive Officer, Bedford Group

Claire Robbs
Chief Executive Officer, Life Without Barriers Australia

Paul Ronalds
Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children Australia

Kate Thiele
Chief Executive Officer, Guide Dogs SA/NT

Sam Tolley
Chief Executive Officer, WCH Foundation

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