Upcoming events


In 2021 we celebrate 20 years of supporting this wonderful, vibrant and caring sector – and we want YOU to join us! Below are just some of the treats we have planned, more details to come.

Note: All events are subject to change due on external factors like COVID-19. We will endeavour to keep you up-to-date with any last-minute changes.


Tea & Buns Community of Practice

Last Thursday of every month

Join a vibrant network of like-minded people, including QUT researchers, working in the sector. 

Tea & Buns aims to create an opportunity for those working in nonprofit and social innovation to learn from each other, discuss the latest research and how we might apply research to our work. Each month we will tackle topical leadership questions.

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Secure a Grant! Grantseeking tutorial

4 Jun, 3 Sept, 5 Nov

Access high quality resources, grants and expertise for your organisation.

If you’re looking to secure a grant for your cause or get a behind-the-scenes look at what donors in your area are doing, this free tutorial is for you! The tute allows you to view the QUT Community Collection for grant-seekers, fundraisers and philanthropists and shows you how to use the world’s leading grant-seeking database.

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QUT Giving Day

20 May

A day to make a difference and help foster research initiatives which are designed to change the world.

#QUTGivingDay is the day when alumni, staff, students and friends of QUT can step forward and support any area of the university. It helps QUT continue to educate students from all backgrounds, make strides in finding ways to keep us healthy, and fight the issues arising for our planet. Each year ACPNS takes part in #QUTGivingDay by hosting a challenge or event. We encourage you to be a part of the next #QUTGivingDay to support nonprofit teaching and research. More information will be available soon.


Private Ancillary Funds: 20 years forward, 20 years back

21 June

The very first Private Ancillary Fund (commonly known as PAFs), was gazetted on 21 June twenty years ago. This one day conference looks at the history of PAFs, how they’ve changed the philanthropic landscape and what the future for PAFs may look like. Stay tuned, more information to come.


ACPNS Student Prize Giving Ceremony

25 June

Held annually, the prize giving ceremony celebrates the academic achievements of ACPNS students and graduates.

We are very proud of our students and alumni and this special event recognises their achievements in the Graduate Certificate in Business and of the Masters of Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies). A special thank you goes out to our generous partners and prize sponsors who make this event possible. Stay tuned, more information to come.


Careers in the Nonprofit Sector: Information evening

20 Sept

Wanting to move into or up in the nonprofit sector? This event is for you. 

This is your opportunity to hear from real graduates from ACPNS about how their experiences as a student and the qualifications they gained helped them reach their goals in the sector. Co-hosted by Windsor Group, this invaluable information evening aims to give you all the tools and know-how you will need to transition into the nonprofit sector. Stay tuned, more information to come.


ACPNS Honest Conversations

4 Oct

A rare opportunity to join a conversation with those in the know about the state of play in the sector. 

The ACPNS Honest Conversations series is ground-breaking in that it brings sector leaders, government, individuals and organisations together to discuss topical issues in a constructive and informed environment. And 2021 will be no different. Stay tuned to find out what topics will be up for discussion and how you can get involved.


FIA/ACPNS Alumni Anniversary Summit

16 Nov

A veritable feast for fundraisers and nonprofit CEOs looking to take their fundraising to the next level.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from highly sought-after speakers at the 2021 FIA/ACPNS Alumni Summit! This summit will give you the know-how of some truly great fundraising thinkers as you set out to raise more with less post-COVID. Stay tuned, more information to come.