Community training opportunities

We are establishing a training calendar to provide community groups with the chance to participate in training opportunities.

The calendar will include training and networking opportunities through workshops and forums designed to assist with running community groups. If you have any suggestions for training programs, email them to

Glen Eira Working Together Forum — Show me the money

Wednesday 13 September, 12pm–4.30pm
Caulfield Park Pavilion, Balaclava Road, Caulfield North
Cost: $15 per person (includes networking lunch)

Join us for the Glen Eira Working Together ForumShow me the money — where community groups and organisations will learn how to prosper through understanding a range of fundraising options, fundraising goals and how to develop an annual fundraising plan.

The Forum is an opportunity to learn how to review current fundraising practices and explore options for preparing fundraising strategies that show you the money!

Come along to network, learn and be inspired by facilitator, Nelly Thomas, an award-winning performer and innovative thinker. Speaker, Jenny Holliday AM from Non Profit Training, will guide you through fundraising options and help you to develop your own fundraising goals and plans. Online fundraising group mycause will present on crowdfunding, and two local community groups will share their experiences. A working lunch will be provided, along with great prizes.

For further information or to book, contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333 or book online*


12pm   Registration and networking lunch   Lunch to be continued at the table  
12.30pm Opening  
12.40pm Fundraising fundamentals Non Profit Training Trainer Jenny Holliday AM  
1.25pm Networking session one
1.50pm  Local story Moorabbin Area Toy Library President Georgia Place
2.05pm Break  
2.30pm Nailing the plan   Non Profit Training Trainer Jenny Holliday AM
3.15pm Local story Stand Up Operations Manager Adrienne O’Dell
3.30pm Local story mycause Founder and Managing Director Tania Burstin
4pm Networking session two and wrap-up  


Nelly Thomas
Nelly Thomas is an award-winning comedian, author and health advocate. She has published one book, featured in several others, and is due to release her first children’s book in November 2017.


Non Profit Training Trainer Jenny Holliday AM
Non Profit Training is a business with education and training professionals who have been managing, leading and providing training services for Australian not-for-profit organisations for more than 20 years. Their tailored training and support services will challenge and motivate you to rethink your current strategies and improve overall performance.

Non Profit Training have experience working on boards of, and as leaders within, not-for-profit organisations. Their understanding and application of processes delivered in training sessions come from a logical, practical and realistic viewpoint, which can be easily understood and implemented.

Local stories

Moorabbin Area Toy Library President Georgia Place
The Moorabbin Area Toy Library is a non-profit community organisation that is run by members, volunteers and one co-ordinator. Their aim is to support Glen Eira and Kingston families by providing members with the tools for play through every stage of development and ability.

Stand Up Operations Manager Adrienne O’Dell
Stand Up is a Jewish not-for-profit social justice organisation, working to empower disadvantaged communities in Australia. Stand Up strives towards the creation of a better world, through the development of innovative empowerment projects and building community partnerships. Their goal is to create sustainable change for the communities, by providing them with the skills and networks to take positive action on their own behalf.

mycause Founder and Managing Director Tania Burstin
mycause is one of Australia’s premier crowdfunding platform for causes. mycause helps Australian’s raise money for causes close to their hearts, helping organisations like not-for-profits, schools, clubs and charities. With more than $50 million raised for causes, mycause is a successful one-stop fundraising platform.