National not-for-profit and for-purpose community leader David Crosbie (pictured) will deliver a keynote address at CCA’s upcoming National Adult and Community Education (ACE) Summit on 29 June.
As the CEO of Community Council for Australia, David Crosbie brings a deep and broad understanding of the role, functions and challenges of Australian not-for-profit organisations. David’s talk to the ACE National Summit is entitled “Surviving and thriving in challenging times – lessons from today”.
Summary of David Crosbie’s presentation
At a time when many of our social and economic systems are being tested, the role of charities and NFPs has never been more critical, but that doesn’t mean every charity and NFP will automatically do better during these more challenging times. This paper will explore some of the critical aspects of charities surviving and flourishing during a crisis. There is no silver bullet, no signposted road forward to a better place, but we do have an opportunity to learn from what is already happening across the charities and NFP sector.
About David Crosbie
David Crosbie is CEO of the Community Council for Australia. He has spent more than 20 years as CEO of significant charities, including eight years in his current role, four years as CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia, seven years as CEO of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia, and seven years as CEO of Odyssey House Victoria.
In addition to the work he leads at the Community Council for Australia, David served on the inaugural Advisory Board of the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC), the Advisory Board of Impact Investing Australia, the Board of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (among others). He is a respected leader and advocate on issues affecting the contribution, performance and viability of NFPs in political, public, business and sector circles. David is passionate about CCA’s mission to build flourishing communities by enhancing the extraordinary work undertaken by the charities and not for profit sector in Australia.
Read David Crosbie’s articles on Pro Bono Australia.