September 2019
Homelessness Conference recap and resources, and a live crowdfunding event!
Homelessness Conference Recap and Resources!
Our 6th annual conference, themed Preventing Homelessness, was a sell-out success! Attendees were invited to examine and reflect on various ways different sectors can collaborate more effectively to prevent homelessness in South Australia and abroad.

Having sold out, 93% of attendees expressed that they would attend again next year, with 66% stating the conference inspired new ways of thinking. On Twitter #HomelessnessConference trended number one in South Australia and number six nationally, raising great awareness of homelessness issues.

The keynote addresses by Community Solutions (USA) Principal Jake Maguire and Portfolio Lead Leslie Wise and Dr John Falzon, plus other inspiring recorded discussions, resources and photos are now available here.

It was a fantastic day of coming together, sharing ideas and inspiring action. If anyone is interested in joining the organising committee for next year's conference, please contact the Foundation via email at

Our Mob 2019
23 August - 3 October
QBE Galleries, Festival Theatre Foyer, Adelaide Festival Centre

The Our Mob exhibition began in 2006 and is held in the spirit of reconciliation. The event demonstrates the power of art, bringing together diverse people in harmony with a common goal.

Our Mob is proudly supported by the Foundation, through your generous donations to our Art for Good Fund.

11th Southgate Oration
Professor Peter Sainsbury
31 October, 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm
Room 1.01, Flinders University 
Health Sciences Lecture Theatre Complex, Bedford Park
Are humans smart enough to avoid making themselves extinct? Hear from Adjunct Professor Peter Sainsbury at the 11th Southgate Oration.

Peter has had a career-long interest in social policy, particularly focused on health equity and the social determinants of health, broadening in the last two decades to include healthy built environments and environmental sustainability.

Thinkers in Residence Visit
Dr Nonie Brennan
4 - 22 November
Dr Nonie Brennan will be visiting Adelaide in November as our next Thinker in Residence.

Over the last 15 years, Dr Brennan has served as the Chief Executive Officer of All Chicago: Making Homelessness History.

Impressively, Dr Brennan has led an overall reduction in the number of people experiencing homelessness in Chicago by over 20%. We're excited to welcome Nonie back to Adelaide!

The Funding Network - Inaugural Adelaide Event
14 November, 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm
U City, Level 1, 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide
Often described as 'Shark Tank meets TedX', The Funding Network   is partnering with the Don Dunstan Foundation to host their first ever Adelaide live crowdfunding event!

Join us for a night of hearing inspiring pitches from three innovative grassroots social change initiatives. These exciting organisations support people who are currently experiencing, at risk of, or on their journey out of homelessness.

Tickets are now on sale, and we would love to see you at this new, exciting event.

A huge thank you to Macquarie Bank who will generously provide matched funding on the night.

News from our friends...
Wellbeing SA's Community Panel
Applications close 6 September
Wellbeing SA is a SA Government Department that leads change in improving health and wellbeing, which is in the process of setting its strategic directions for the next five years.

If you want to contribute join Wellbeing SA for their Community Panel.

Participants will receive a $100 voucher. REGISTER NOW | READ MORE
SIMNA Awards'
Deadline Extended!
Applications close 6 September
Social Impact Measurement Network Australia has extended its Awards deadline one final time!

The Awards are open to any organisation based in Australia that undertakes or supports social impact measurement.

Give your team the recognition that they deserve. Apply for a SIMNA Award today! 

The Creative Impulse: An Evening with Joe Chindamo and Steve Vizard
17 September, 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm
Elder Hall, The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide
In this unique, personal and musical encounter, Gold Logie winning interviewer, writer and academic Steve Vizard interviews celebrated musical treasure, performer and composer, Joe Chindamo, about the art of creativity.

B Corp Boot Camp
25 September, 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Level 12, 100 Waymouth St, Adelaide
Designed to help you fast track your journey to becoming a certified B Corp, Join B Lab in this Boot Camp session!

  • Work through the assessment in real-time with others (bring a laptop for one-on-one support)
  • Learn tools, tips and strategies to become B Corp certified
  • Get live Q&A and troubleshooting on your B Impact Assessment!

Business Leadership and the Climate Crisis
26 September, 7.30 am - 9.00 am
Level 2, Freerange Future,
110 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Employees and friends of B Corps are invited to this presentation about the reality of climate change hosted by B Lab, followed by a discussion of how businesses can step up and lead change.

Shelter SA’s Annual Health and Housing Expo
21 October,
10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Adelaide Town Hall,
128 King William Street, Adelaide
Shelter SA invites you to participate in their annual Health and Housing Expo.

An estimated 600 people in need will be attending the expo, making this the perfect event to link your organisation with people seeking your support.