Donnie Maclurcan – towards creating a not-for-profit world
Thursday, July 18, 2013
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Imagine waking up in a world where you feel good about going to work, no matter the nature of your job. You feel positive and motivated, knowing that your work provides you with a livelihood that also contributes to the well-being of others in a way that respects the ecological limits of a finite planet.
Welcome to a not-for-profit world, where enterprise can still make profits, but any profits are always reinvested for social or organizational benefit, rather than being accumulated privately by individuals.
The sharing economy is also providing new platforms for participation that make it easier for people to collaborate with their peers to share knowledge, skills and resources. Purposeful engagement in life and work has become a priority for many individuals and communities but how do we begin this journey?
Come along to this thought-provoking event to hear how, according to Donnie Maclurcan of the Post Growth Institute, a not-for-profit world is not only necessary, it’s already evolving! The event will be co-facilitated by Darren Sharp (Open Government Melbourne) and Adrian Pyle (Uniting Church in Australia) who will host a Q&A session with Donnie after his presentation.
This is the last time Donnie will be in Melbourne before moving to the states in July so please don’t miss this opportunity.
About the presenter
Dr Donnie Maclurcan is co-founder of the Post Growth Institute – an international group exploring and inspiring paths to global prosperity that don’t rely on economic growth.
He is also the founder and ideas guy at Project Australia – a community organisation helping people start, scale and sustain not-for-profit initiatives, and is the international convenor of Free Money Day.
His books include Nanotechnology and Global Equality and Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability, and the forthcoming titles: How, on Earth: Flourishing in a Not-For-Profit World by 2050 and Not-for-Profit 2.0: How to start, Scale and Sustain Community Initiatives in a Changing Australia (due for publication in 2013).
He is a Distinguished Fellow with the U.K. Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, Associate with the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney, and best known as ‘that guy who ran across Australia as a teenager’, raising $35,000 for The Fred Hollows Foundation, for whom he was an ambassador.
Thursday 18 July
5:30pm drinks and nibbles
6 to 7pm lecture
7 to 7:30pm Q&A