QLD Chapter – Alumni and Fundraising SIG

Alumni – Cutting through the technology bubble – finding new ways to engage with Alumni

With the rise of social media and the prevalence of mobile phones, alumni are more connected with each other than ever before. What does this mean for school alumni departments and Associations? At this round table discussion, hear from others in similar positions as we delve into the new and initiative ways schools are keeping alumni engaged with them and their associations. Bring along your best ideas and borrow a few from others at this interactive SIG. 

Fundraising – Showcasing Donor Impact – communicate how your donors’ contributions fit with the big picture

This SIG will explore the importance of donor impact reporting and showcase some examples of best practice, as our presenters from Youngcare walk us through their Donor Impact Report. As Advancement professionals it is important that we provide a more personal look at the work performed by our organisations while helping our donors understand how their contributions fit in with the bigger picture in a meaningful way.  Presenters will be Anthony Ryan, Chief Executive Officer and Jack Lorimer, Individual Giving and Partnerships Manager at Youngcare.


Since joining Youngcare in November 2016, Anthony has led the Youngcare team on a journey to re-establish the vision of the organisation. With Anthony at the helm, Youngcare actively pursues entities that allow us to amplify our goal to assist the thousands of young people in Australia who are at risk of entering aged care. 

Anthony previously co-founded the Mimiki Foundation and coming to Youngcare from the Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) has extensive experience not only in the not-for-profit sector but also in development projects throughout the world.  In 2009, Anthony was a recipient of the Queensland Great Awards for his significant contribution to the Brisbane community through the establishment of Eddie’s Street Van and Paddie’s Van assisting Brisbane’s homeless, street kids and elderly. In recent years, Anthony has developed significant corporate partnerships throughout Australia in order to assist some of the most impoverished and disempowered people in Australia – young people with high care needs.


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has changed the disability sector forever.  For the first time in Australian history, the individual will be allowed to craft their own care packages.  Youngcare believes this a unique opportunity to unite investors, developers, government, banks and care providers in a strategy that solves the youth disability residential crisis. In essence Youngcare believes that the community has been given the incentive to pursue a realistic investment opportunity in disability accommodation. Youngcare has positioned itself as the conduit between all relevant stakeholders to ensure that this opportunity is grasped.  More importantly, the organisation wants to make sure that all residential options are designed in a way that honours the individual and family needs.

Jack’s role at Youngcare is to ensure the success of Youngcare’s fundraising activities through relationship development with donor’s and Corporate partners. Jack and his team are currently working on projects such as Youngcakes (Christmas Fundraiser) and the Christmas appeal, developing relationships with major donors and driving a strategy for onboard and new corporate partners.  Jack’s background has developed through his events experience with Youngcare and studies including a Bachelor of Business and currently studying a Diploma of Fundraising.


Event details

Date: Thursday 31 October 2019

Time: 9:30am – 11am

Venue: Sheldon College, 43-77 Taylor Rd, Sheldon