The Australian Communities Forum Sydney Recap

Monday, November 16, 2015

Last Friday, McCrindle Research and R2L&Associates were proud to present the Sydney Australian Communities Forum. The ACF featured 13 brilliant speakers and 4 jam-packed sessions.


Claire Madden opened the event with a session on understanding the power of collaborative communities. She gave a snapshot of our changing communities, how we can understand and interpret the emerging generations and best utilise the power of collaborative communities.

Image by Power Creative


We then heard from Mark McCrindle on the Australian Community Trends Report where he shared the results from the national research study. This inaugural national study is based on extensive research of the Australian public as well as current donors and also national research of staff and leaders working in Australia’s not-for-profit sector.

Image by Power Creative


Mark’s session revealed the fascinating results including the National Giving Macro Segments, Giving Blockers and Enablers, the Giving Sentiment Matrix, Donor Priorities, the Donor Participation Scale, the Engagement Hierarchy, and the sector's Net Promoter Score. All delegates were given a copy of the Australian Community Trends Infographic, visualising the results:

R2L & Associates co-founder Jon Rose then shared the implications of these findings on the not-for-profit sector and attendees were given practical steps on how to strategically respond to these illuminating findings.

Image by Power Creative



Our keynote speakers

Partner and lawyer at DibbsBarker Fay Calderone shared key insights on how to create engaging workplace communities, and that inspiration, vision and motivation is key. Fay reminded us that in an organisation, culture will eat compliance for breakfast every time, and reiterated the need for us to build healthy and values-based workplace culture.

Image by Power Creative



Glen Gerreyn from the Hopefull Institute spoke brilliantly on the need for hope, inspiration and motivation in our teams and lives. Glen reminded us that we need to have more dreams than memories, that failing is a part of the process and encouraged us to fail forward.

Image by Power Creative



Amanda Rose from Western Sydney Women shared how we can be strategic connectors in our online and offline worlds, and how our attitude can make or break our cause.

Image by Power Creative



Equipping our delegates

The Australian Communities Forum was an interactive day based around an innovative format. After a hearty buffet lunch, delegates participated in a number of 15 minute practical buzz groups to be equipped with practical insights about engaging their communities.

Creating compassionate commercialism, Tim Surgenor, DataMotive

The power of visual storytelling, Greg Low, R2L&Associates

Using brand to engage your community, Fran Avon, Wesley Mission

Transforming communities through cultural change, Karen James, On-Purpose Hub

Putting care back into community through quality CRM, Justin Yoon, AlpaSys

Data visualisation – bringing research data to life, Ben Duffin, McCrindle


To further explore the research component of the Australian Communities Trends Report, our Future communities workshop presented the results from the environmental scan of the not-for-profit sector, where a panel of experts gave an overview of the emerging trends, challenges and opportunities which will impact Australian communities overt the decade ahead.



It was also a privilege to have Sarah Prescott, head of marketing and communications at Thankyou wrap up our conference and share with us about the inspiring Thankyou story and the journey her organisation has been on. She inspired our delegates to know the why behind what they do, and challenged us with ‘who says we have to do things the way they have been done before’?




Overall it was a brilliant and packed day. Thank you to all the expert speakers who contributed and those who attended and shared their thoughts and expertise.

Melbourne Australian Communities Forum 2015


We are now busily preparing for our Melbourne Australian Communities Forum, on the 3rd December 2015. Our keynote speakers include:

Watch this space for the program, which will be released very soon!

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

sydneycity global retail government suburbs demographic transformations shbc sector urban development casual presentation Jura Australia church future proof Assistant Store Manager Word Up storytelling local community sydney property market gen z mateship dream 2012 faux-cilising Christmas lunch sydneysiders Financial Planning Association of Australia future-proof wage sun online shopping average aussie priorities households anzac generational trends sentiments renter of the future employment rich women data forum 24 million google for education facts tea salary not for profit research not-for-profit Research Executive Kirsten Brewer financial planning market research skills Sydney Lifestyle Study Macquarie University society trends house price rise research services Western Australia VIC commuting ideas dreaming wealth and income national wealth ethnography generation social issues quote Australian Census socialising 2017 rain ACT Report urban living Australia street state Christmas research Sydney repayments thought leadership workplace engagement ageing population youth Gen Z Expert brands Tuesday Trends SMSF demography Real Estate 2016 census results consumerism technology cancelling event retirement not for profit identity property HSC the hills Res Vis Gen Y couple pharmacy urban taskforce global financial crisis REIV Conference earn emerging generations wealth distribution click Royals Geoff Brailey Lower Hunter Region 40 million suburban living internships sydney metro donate outsourcing low density rise of local prince george gig volunteer GPO Gen X alpha Melbourne healthy future New Zeland stats renting marketing relevant communicate 1994 collaboration moreton bay millenials digital economy giving visual youth unemployment student cooking property market CBD social research professional 2015 contiki social media System's Architect Christmas Stats office space Adelaide baby name predictions Valentine’s Day thrive work research on coffee 24,000,000 the hills shire overcast follow cold city mythbusting NSW belief McCrindle Speakers teleworking conferences sector wide study village names proactive Skilling cartodb land of the middle class screenage divorce happiness house price sydney hills father's day australian community trends report gig economy Sydney’s south west water "know the times" baby boomers data visualisation population unaffordable professional services census data business survey design high density living Australian Communities Trends community engagement learner media eliane Australia Day 2017 small business ashley mckenzie social commentary money Bathburst IT Specialists 2016 public holiday holidays internship NEETs google Aussies weather earnings tips budget rising house prices career increasing densification eliane miles mentor population growth trend tuesday Northern Territory new york times daily commute entertainment leadership workshop census 2016 authenticity paying to work investment australians staying home more financial entrepreneur optus world youth day communications employmer teach winter investing Black Friday Sales cars sydney speaker resource leadersip collaborative work mates cancelling plans social analyst Work place New South Wales politics twentyseventeen car religion impact omnibus apartment analysis award environment in depth interviews australian communities forum online clothing royal family Australian community trends Lower Hunter interactive professional speaker wedding cost of living average Australian future of work blaxland James Ward REIV National Conference divorce rate Willowdale affordability huffington post social analysis hunger vegetarian baby names australia report JOMO monarchy generation Z financial future spirituality Australians VET HR social wealth and income distribution hello fresh sports builders Christmas data global generations buildings TAS weekly earnings Elderslie-Harrington park future of education middle class etiquette residents royal baby internet millionth Research Director housing professional development Australian schools Wodonga January 26th event learning styles urban community property price aussie culture personalities insight dreams visualisation food insecurity cultural diveristy survey ACF case study 2020 tertiary education VET sector the average aussie employers New Zealand national private wealth shopping deloitte census results Hornsby Shire Council Christmas season Caregiver 1968 sector wide social commentator cloudy days family SRE maiden names dessert environmental scanning crows nest royal influence ultimo entrepreneurial easy rider do people still change their surname after marriage? volunteering data ABS brisbane investor lifestyle Northern Beaches Christian School townhouses sydney market demographic economy nativity scene US culture keynote Financial Planning Week events australian communities trends report cultural diversity ipswich McCrindle Keynote Speakers consumer wealth inequality study happy holidays marrickville story education Hills Shire Council faux-cilise travel mccrindle research year 7 video baby name focus groups the changing face of meals baby names report poor 2013 Christmas in Australia the lucky country earning geomapping typical australian urban living index global cancel plans keynote speaker mover and shaker Population Clock speaker DIY hornsby jobs winter blues micro Performance Sentiment Index Northern Beaches sustainable mythbusters gen alpha Births data analyst cost home ownership The ABC of XYZ area Northern beaches Event changing face of sydney mobile acf15 commuters generations population map future proofing home owner TED talk Australian Bureau of Statistics ferry millennials futurist house prices media activity grandparents education future live the dream research pack educhat brand debate Vocational education schools students going out research visualisation australia Cobbitty-Leppington apartments maiden newspaper surname fears bus suburb Scouts high school rent define learning group Australian Population TEDx Speaker Australian communities program sydneysider Australian demographics Australian Trends australian social research owning a home Duchess of Cambridge hobart cash logan resilience mccrindle in the media mccrinlde household socialites who is generation z infographics Sydney Hills Business Chamber transport medicine bondi children 1980 optimistic future hopes leadership world moderators guide emerging trends group session future of shopping travelling offenders charities community event easter 23 million young australians speajer financial dreams child care faux-ciliser breakfast office opening change trends of 2017 Sydney population the great screenage potts point sunburnt country census results men responsive gender Education Future Forum experience Charlotte demographic trends equip volunteers work from home Queensland: QLD Tuesday Trend social change Christmas day weather plans Merry Christmas conference speaker staff TED celebration chairty living digital Wellington parents manly hills nfp networking school students megatrends financial fears housing growth Mark McCrindle forecast property development publication Channel Seven ACF 2016 shopper's pick litter public transport Do It Yourself Wagga Wagga christian christmas wealth fresh ACF2017 language mining boom tv EFF local surnames ACF17 balance culturally diverse innovation census fail Maxim Accounting housing trends social researchers home education future report FOMO crime non profit society food speakers baby boom charity food bank Myth meetings PSI TDE house dare to dream high density report What is food insecurity? growing population SMART leader friends communities coffee lovers presentations 1975 social trends states care support stay home know the times school satisfaction spend Territory rental stress NBRS christianity mccrindle focus group goal in the media World Water Day local communities 2016 census ashley fell year 12 narcissism conference English ACT TEDx criminal personal growth infographic wall aged care Australia Day McCridle Financial Planning Association showreel insights Hunter Valley social researcher social lives ageing Black Friday in Australia organisational culture marriages woolworths mccrindle tea donation volunteering bureau NFP event business performance ease of travel pyrmont 2014 capital cities education research Andrew Duffin demographer Mark McCrindle in the media Generation Y challenge holiday Christmas presents faith careers safe speakers pack work-life goals teachers SA economic aged care puzzle darwin younger generations product intern emerging technologies financial independence university baby Crime Rates snapshot families researcher greatness shopping centre friendship panel vegemite wolloomooloo Christmas day schools DESTEL post rationalism trends analyst participants #censusfail royal research report conference presentation seasons finance baby names social enquiry McCrindle Speaker marriage supply and demand pharmacies NT The Daily Edition Sydney keynote speaker educated infographic trades daily telegraph train sunny days tattoos motivate toys mother's day Mount Annan-Currant Hill princess charlotte employmee parenting kate middleton victoria public speaking media commentary Canberra the australian dream young people shifts screenagers choice workers income office average sydneysider forecasting trends social life public speaker Australian Families lalor park energy domestic debt waverton seasons greetings Aussie list growth graphs generation alpha mortgage perth recap australian jobs of the future Australian Home Tasmania commute workplace culture growth of sydney engage students wellbeing gold coast Generation X demographics selfie statistics Black Friday learn staying in tableau Deaths Social Trend media release unemployment qualitative research Kiwi baby name trends grave decision Christchurch life curiosity norwest brand experience tuesday summer annual income school Real Estate Institute of Victoria affordable organisations entrepreneurs of today research data Queensland education sector sydney event housing affordability population milestone capital city university degree Australian Dream Jura Coffee NBRS Architecture long weekend FPA Channel 7 micro apartments South Australia workforce customer christmas trees Love 10 years purpose innovative relational teaching wages christmas 2017 trend coffee real hills shire WA cica communication menai rule keeper Retail Netflix Engineering Manager business index professional presenters award winner national crime rates CPI February 16 Business analysis workshop research neutral bay trends of 2016 training poker master high density apartments social shifts social impact new office slideshare news optus my business awards teacher australian real estate housing market

Archive