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Online: The Compelling Case for Global Giving – Tackling Inequality Learning Circle

Profile of Australian Communities Foundation
Hosted by Australian Communities Foundation
16 March 2023

As global inequity continues to increase, international giving is resourcing local communities abroad to create their own solutions to the challenges this presents.

With international giving steadily on the rise at Australian Communities Foundation (almost 10 per cent of our granting in 2021/22), we’re inviting our giving community to hear from those finding innovative ways to get dollars overseas where they’re needed most.

Join us at our next Tackling Inequality Learning Circle to learn about the traditional barriers to international giving and how they are being addressed; the change-makers, innovators and best-practice organisations in the international development sector – on both the ‘doing’ and the ‘giving’ side; and the various channels that can ensure your donation is impactful.


Thursday 16 March
12:30pm – 1:30pm AEDT

Please note: This is an online event. To register for the in-person event on 9 March, click here.


Emily Umbers, Marketing & Operations Manager, Australian International Development Network

Emily has over 15 years of experience with a range of organisations across the international development, education, welfare and disability sectors. In addition to her work with AIDN, she is the Portfolio Marketing & Development Manager at Partners for Equity, working with grassroots international organisations (predominantly in East Africa) to strengthen their marketing, fundraising and communications capacity. Emily spent two and half years living in Arusha, Tanzania and she holds a Bachelor of International Development. 

Mark Cubit, Co-Founder & Steering Committee Member, Australian International Development Network 

Mark has been active in the international giving space since 2005. In that time, the foundations he has managed have supported over 200 NGOs in 38 countries. Mark is one of the co-founders of AIDN and sits on the Steering Committee. His other responsibilities are with Partners For Equity, Cubit Family Foundation, Ripple Foundation, Planet Wheeler Foundation, Crap Foundation and he is Chair of The School of St Jude. Prior to his involvement in the philanthropic community, Mark was Managing Director, Australian Equities at Merrill Lynch Equities for 15 years. 

Anita Toy, Chief Representative, Give2Asia

Anita Toy is the founding Chief Representative of the new Give2Asia Australia charity, a new charitable organisation enabling Australians to support poverty alleviation in 20+ countries across Asia and the world. The Melbourne-based non-profit will offer philanthropists, corporations, and foundations a trusted, tax-friendly pathway to support charitable causes overseas. Anita has over 13 years’ experience in corporate giving and private philanthropy. Prior to joining Give2Asia, Anita worked for the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group for 14 years where she managed the organisation’s community investment program across 32 countries and strategically partnered with charitable organisations to achieve social impact. Anita holds a bachelor’s degree in business.


This session is open to Australian Communities Foundation fundholders and our friends in the philanthropy sector. Contact us to register. Please mention whether you are interested in attending the online or in-person session.