2016 Mornington Peninsula Philanthropic Summit

Many great conversations were had at the 2016 Mornington Peninsula Philanthropic Summit. We were thrilled with the response and to have 85 passionate, committed and cooperative people from community, philanthropy, business and government in the room. Huge thanks to our pro bono facilitators who put in so much preparation and work on the day – Right Lane Consulting’s Marc Levy and Jo Bradley. Thanks also to our foundation partners – Sentinel Foundation, RE Ross Trust, Yulgilbar Foundation and Fairley Foundation.

The scene was set with the Regional Statistical Profile report from Peter Brain and Ian Manning of the National Institute for Economic and Industry Research. Real life stories from our community partners gave life to these statistics before attendees broke into world café tables to thrash out the issues and potential solutions.

The key outcome from the day was the desire to work collaboratively both as community organisations and as funding organisations in response to the complex social problems on the Mornington Peninsula. Key issues centred around housing, transport, education and employment. It was acknowledged that these long term issues need long term collaborative commitments.

We’re currently deciphering all the information collected on the day and pulling together the key outcomes to guide next steps for a collaborative community led response.