I am going to:
Monday 4th February, Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) Community Presentation, where inaugural Commissioner Susan Pascoe and some of her colleagues will be “… presenting on the ACNC, consulting on the proposed ACNC regulatory approach and the governance standards and financial reporting.”
I am looking forward to getting some more of the skinny on what the new ACNC will be getting up to this year.
Wednesday 6th February, VECCI Briefing – Accessing Government Grants to Support Business Growth.
For the Arts and Community sectors, applying for government funding is par for the course but I believe that this is not the case in the For Profit sector. Having applied for grants on behalf of Not for Profit organisations I am keen to find out more about Business grants.
Friday 8th February, Melbourne Jelly Meetup Group
Melbourne Jelly is a co-working Meetup group for small business people and entrepreneurs (and the odd PhD candidate). Every fortnight the group congregate at a different venue in central Melbourne. I enjoy going – the people are nice and interesting and it offers a respite from always working at home alone.
Tuesday 12th February, City of Melbourne Tenders Information Session
“Prospective tenderers for any of our future tenders are invited to a Tenders Information session… Learn more about:
- The future tenders website
- Tips for successful tendering with us
- First hand experience from one of our major contractors.” The Age advertisement, Jan 19, 2013.
Although I am not currently in the process of developing any Tenders, I feel that it may be a good idea to get along to this for future reference.
Monday 25th February, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission – Using the Human Rights Commission seminar.
I hope I never have to! And I would wish for any client of mine that their relationships with their customers and staff continue to be healthy and appropriate. But, if VEOHRC are offering this information for free, why not go along and absorb it. Just in case.
Thursday 28th February, INNOVIC, The Elephant in the Room – Ideas, IP and Commercialisation.
I have long held a fascination with the development of ideas and projects. My background in the arts allowed me to immerse myself in the creative process of nurturing a concept from the moment it appears as a twinkle in someone’s eye right through to developing sympathetic and innovative strategies to bring it into tangible form. This seminar should be right up my alley.