Please note: AEGN events are for grantmakers not grantseekers unless the event specifically states otherwise.

If you have a PAF this article provides you with guidance on how you can consider using your PAF funds to cover AEGN event fees including field trips.

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Unfortunately Peter Goldmark has had to cancel his visit to Australia due to ill health.  All events with Peter Goldmark have been cancelled. We hope to have the opportunity to bring Peter to Australia in the future to share his wisdom and inspiration on funding climate change and the environment.  


Advocacy Update
Join this meeting to hear updates and discuss next steps including:

  • The current status of the Commonwealth’s proposed Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill
  • The Hands off Our Charities alliance campaign for laws that protect the integrity of representative government and promote fairness and participation in public debate.
  • Implications of the Bill for philanthropy
  • Advocacy opportunities for AEGN members

Esther Abram is hosting the meeting and will be joined by Georgia Miller, Hands Off Our Charities Coordinator and Barry Traill, Pew Charitable Trusts.

Date Thursday 31 May 2018
Time 10 – 11am

You can join online using zoom or by telephone:

Phone 02 8015 2088, and use code 568-794-9431

RSVP Heidi on


Nature Funder Webinar Series

We know that more than 50% of AEGN members fund or are interested in funding nature conservation – how to protect our unique plants and animals and special landscapes.

We also know that this area of funding in philanthropy is becoming increasingly urgent. So, in 2018, the AEGN will hold a Nature Webinar Series at lunchtimes on the 1st Wednesday of every second month, starting with 7th of March 2018.

These webinars will be designed for you to enjoy your lunch at your desk or home while listening to a series of experts and donors talking about nature conservation issues and funding. There will also be opportunities for you to ask questions or share your funding stories.


Wednesday 4 July 2018

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Time 12 – 1.30pm
Location Via Zoom
RSVP Heidi Taylor on


Central Australia Field Trip
Starting in Alice Springs and concluding at Uluru, this trip will explore biodiversity, Indigenous land management, renewable energy and the issues of climate change and sustainable living in the awe-inspiring landscape of outback Australia. Meet and learn from Indigenous rangers, scientists, community leaders and practitioners on this six day field trip.  Cost $4,900 excluding flights to Alice Springs and ex Yulara.
Date Sun 19 to Fri 24 August 2018
Location Central Australia
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Enquiries Ione McLean


AEGN 10 Year Anniversary  and AGM
Mark your diary!

The AEGN has turned ten. To mark this momentous occasion we would love you to join us to celebrate with an evening of revelry, reflections on fun times and anticipation of more fun, funding and a healthy, viable environmental ahead.

The night will bring together the vast network of people that  has made the AEGN what it is today – founding members, past members and staff,  the board, key experts, philanthropic sector partners and of course the heart of the network – our members.

Our celebration will follow the 2017/18 AGM .

Date Wednesday 24 October 2018

AGM 5-6pm

10 year anniversary 6 – 8.30pm

Location Melbourne – Venue TBC
RSVP Ione McLean on



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US Environmental Grantmakers Association
Annual Fall Retreat

The AEGN regularly hosts a group of members to attend the US EGA annual conference or “retreat”. The conference runs for three days and offers a series of brilliant speakers, super strategists and focused conversation on environmental grantmaking.

If you want to engage with some of the best minds in philanthropy to increase you effectiveness, join us 30 September to 3 October 2018 in beautiful North Carolina.

Date Sun 30 Sept to Wed 3 Oct 2018
Location Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina, US
Information Read more about the US EGA retreat.
Enquiries Let Amanda know if you are interested at