Annual General Meeting 2017 (Brisbane)

Join us to learn about the latest population and volunteer trends that will impact not-for-profits and the communities they serve.

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday 11 October 2017, arrive 4pm for 4:30pm - 6pm, at BDO, Level 10, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane.

We would love if you would join our board, staff and volunteers for canapes and drinks as we reflect on volunteering achievements over the last financial year.

Guest speaker

Ashley Fell, Head of Communications at McCrindle

Topic: Demographic change, social trends: A snapshot of Australia and communities now and towards 2030

In this session Ashley Fell will give an overview of the latest Census data, how the population trends will impact not-for-profits and the communities that they serve. She will present results of the 2017 Australian Community Trends report, in particular interesting volunteer related findings.

Learn more about this topic:

A recent Pro Bono News article highlighted that Australia is a nation of volunteers. According to the latest Census results, almost one in five (19 per cent) Australians volunteer through an organisation or group, which equates to 3.6 million Australians and is an increase of 2 per cent since the 2011 Census.

The McCrindle Australian Community Trends Report showed that this increases to 1 in 3 (34 per cent) among Australians who give financially to charitable organisations. There is an increasing desire of Australians to be involved in charitable organisations in an experiential way. This is particularly true among young people, who desire to go on a journey, have a tangible experience and develop a partnership, not just a transactional relationship of donating money and the charity does the work.

Some more interesting McCrindle findings:






Links to the McCrindle blog:

About Ashley:

Ashley Fell is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and Head of Communications at the internationally recognised McCrindle. As a trends analyst she understands the need to communicate with the emerging generations to effectively engage with them. From her experience in managing media relations, social media platforms and content creation, Ashley advises on how to achieve cut through in message-saturated times. Her expertise is in how to communicate across generational barriers.

In addition to delivering keynote presentations at conferences, Ashley is booked to conduct training days for corporate and not-for-profit clients, facilitate panels across an array of industries and deliver workshops across diverse generations. From generational change to the impact of technology, from key demographic transformations to social trends Ashley delivers research-based presentations analysing the global and national megatrends.

With academic qualifications in communications, an ongoing role in deploying and analysing national research studies, and with her position leading the communications strategy at McCrindle, Ashley brings robust, research-based content to her engaging presentations and consulting.

Watch Ashley present a TED talk on another interesting topic 'The Visual Mind: Why storytelling is so powerful in this digital era' :


AGM Proceedings

  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm: Hospitality
  • 4:30pm - 5:40pm: AGM Agenda
    1. Welcome and Acknowledgements
    2. Apologies
    3. Confirmation of Minutes of previous AGM
      • Business Arising
    4. President’s Report
    5. CEO’s Report
    6. Treasurer’s Report
      • Appointment of Auditor
      • Public Liability Announcement
    7. Election of Directors
    8. Guest Speaker
    9. Close of Meeting
  • 5:40pm - 6:00pm: Hospitality


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If you're a member and unable to attend our AGM we invite you to take a moment to appoint a proxy on your behalf. Lodge your proxy form online or download and submit the paper version.


Download the minutes of our previous AGM.

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