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Diversifying your Income – Social Enterprise Opportunities for NFPs

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03 October 2023

Not-for-profits often rely on government grants and donations to survive. However, these funds are finite, with many NFPs needing to look for alternative, sustainable sources of income. The answer may lie in social enterprise. 

Social enterprise activities can provide a self-generating revenue stream for your organisation, as well as provide additional support to your beneficiaries.

In this special Australian Communities Foundation seminar, learn how to determine whether integrating a social enterprise model is right for your organisation and explore case studies of how three NFPs have gone about successfully establishing their own.  

The seminar will cover:

  • How NFPs in Australia are tapping into social enterprises as a sustainable, independent income stream
  • What social enterprises are, how they work, and whether they’re right for your NFP
  • Establishing a successful social enterprise within your broader strategy
  • Three case studies highlighting varied organisations and their different social enterprise approaches.

Join us at ‘Diversifying your Income: Social Enterprise Opportunities for NFPs’ to learn how a social enterprise model could transform your NFP’s sustainability.

Event information

Tuesday 3 October
3:00pm – 5:00pm AEDT

This event will be held in person at our Community of Giving.


With a passion for the cause, Glen Noonan took up the role of CEO of Diabetes Victoria in June 2022. A long-term Australian Communities Foundation Board Director and Board President, Glen brings 33 years of experience from PWC where he was senior partner and held a range of leadership roles.

Collette Brennan is the CEO of Abbotsford Covent in Melbourne, Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. Collette is also Chair of the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board and a Board member of the International Society for the Performing Arts.

Mikaela Stafrace is an MBA-qualified lawyer, who has spent many years in corporate settings providing insurance, risk, governance and regulatory compliance advice. Mikaela has served as a company director on government boards and industry associations. In 2019, she founded a charity called WomenCAN Australia.

Olivia Clark-Moffatt is an experienced consultant with over a decade of experience helping organisations understand the ins and outs of social enterprises. Olivia is also the Director of Engagement and Innovation at ACF, where she uses her passion for progressive philanthropy to help organisations find their ideal structured giving solutions.


This session is open to Australian Communities Foundation fundholders. Contact us to register.