The conference that offers something for your whole team!
Are you looking for a conference that offers something for your whole team?
Do you want to get practical ideas, inspiration and advice without all the fluff and jargon?
2019 marks our 11th annual Tonic Conference and we’re going to be taking a peek ‘Through the Looking Glass’. What will the future of New Zealand look like and how can we be prepared for those changes? What can our organisations learn by reflecting on the past? Is it possible to imagine something better for our organisations and what might ‘better’ look like?
Tonic Conference is an annual check-up for non-profit organisations and is full of practical ideas for becoming stronger, smarter and better equipped. If you’ve never been to Tonic Conference before, this is the year to check it out. Truly practical workshops delivered by people who really know their stuff.
We are thrilled to again be working with fantastic businesses to bring you more support, information and advice than ever before. Check out our Conference Partners here.
Spaces are limited and we do sell out. Register early to secure your space.
If you are applying for funding and require a formal quote, let us know firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 571 8819
Thursday 7th – Friday 8th November 2019
Registrations open 8.30am, final session ends 3.15pm on Friday
Holiday Inn Auckland Airport, 2 Ascot Road, Mangere
Standard Registration (1st August onwards) $435 per person
Networking and Nibbles:
$35 per person (optional)
Keynote sponsored by Infoodle. David is an agile Coach, trainer, presenter, book author and all round great guy. He often loses on the football pitch, wins at poker tables and takes every opportunity to injure himself creatively. He’s the co-author of ‘Creating Great Teams – How Self-Selection Let’s People Excel’ and brings a fresh and fun approach to facilitation. David will be talking about the importance of being agile and giving delegates some great tips for creating teams that are willing and able to adapt when required. www.nomad8.com
Carly Shorter & Vanessa Davey
Carly Shorter and Vanessa Davey from People Realm are passionate about creating workplaces of high performing, happy people. They will use their shared expertise to guide you through some of the trickier aspects of running a non-profit. They know there will be times when you need to have tough conversations with members of your team. Learn how to tackle these conversations effectively, so that issues can be resolved in a positive way. These awesome ladies are all about practical solutions, so they will help prepare you and guide you through those conversations that can make all the difference to your team. www.peoplerealm.co.nz
Keynote sponsored by Infoodle. Pat is a photographer, graphic designer, and founder of New Zealand based charity One Percent Collective. He loves making things better through creativity and he’s been doing that for years through his work with refugee and migrant children, as well as creative projects such as The Generosity Journal. Pat will be sharing his journey and reflecting on what he has learned along the way. www.onepercentcollective.org
Individual giving is an important income stream for your organisation, but how do you attract potential donors to your cause? We will explore donations from a donor’s point of view; what motivates people to give and what things do they consider when deciding who to support? We’ll share practical ideas for nurturing donors once they come onboard, and transforming one-time donors to regular supporters. Hear stories about organisations who are really successful at attracting donations and walk away with practical tips for implementing your donor strategy. www.exult.co.nz
Abbey is the Auckland Regional Lead for Collaborate, a web app that connects people to volunteer opportunities that match their skills and interests. She comes from a sales background and found Collaborate when looking to volunteer her spare time and make an impact in her community. Abbey will talk about doing things differently to attract and work with Gen Z and Gen Y volunteers, what that looks like, and why using technology in this space doesn’t need to be scary. www.letscollaborate.co.nz
David runs a digital agency in Tauranga called Millionleaves, and is passionate about helping organisations use digital marketing technologies to achieve their marketing goals. He’s been providing websites and other services for companies and non-profits for over ten years. David will be leading a workshop on how to get better results from Mailchimp, where you will discover five things you can do to make your campaigns more successful. Mailchimp is an awesome email marketing platform that you can use to engage with your stakeholders and help them understand how they can contribute to your organisation; David will make sure you’ve got it working for you. He provides Mailchimp consulting services to his clients and also offers a full-day Mailchimp training course. www.millionleaves.com
Keynote sponsored by Infoodle. After completing a year of treatment for stage 3 breast cancer in 2017, Emily wanted to create something that would provide hope and encouragement for other women going through the breast cancer journey. That’s how ‘Dear Boobs’ was born.‘Emily raised enough funds to share 1000 copies of the Dear Boobs book with waiting rooms around the country and she continues to raise funds so she can share the book even further. Join Emily as she talks about the lessons she has learned and where the ‘Dear Boobs’ project is going next. www.thedearboobsproject.com
Keynote sponsored by Infoodle. Nick is a Pacific Community Leader, who has a special knack of starting successful community initiatives with a simple idea and very little else. His ability to gather and inspire community volunteers is legendary. With 25 years’ experience as a Police Officer in Auckland, he went on to Manage the Pacific Youth strategy for the Ministry of Social Development and spent 4 years as a Pacific Engagement Advisor to Te Wananga O Aotearoa. For his sterling work, Nick has been recognized by Police, Government and Community Organisations with several awards. He will bring his motivational and leadership skills to Tonic Conference reminding you all of the power of your own passion, empathy and kindness. He will encourage you to look within for solutions, and give you the strength to continue even when the waters look rough.
More often now funders are asking their grantees to show the impact of their work. What difference do you make? How do you know? How do you measure that difference? Lisa works at BayTrust where the most fun part of her role is assisting community organisations to further develop their evaluative practice and measure what they do, not only for funders but to make great programmes and services even greater. Drawing on her 25 year’s experience as an evaluator in all sectors from grass-roots to international level, she will be leading a break-out session to guide you through the beginners guide to evaluating what you do and the impact you make. www.baytrust.org.nz
Zizi Charida is the Founder and Director of Community Minds, a not-for profit organisation based in Sydney, Australia, that works with community groups to develop programs that enhance and build better connected and cohesive communities. Zizi has initiated projects, events and school-based programs that promote Asset Based Community Driven Effort (ABCDE) practice and philosophy. She will be bringing her wealth of knowledge to Tonic with her workshop on ‘Appreciative Inquiry’; helping you tap into your positive core and build confidence and capacity. Learn about Appreciative inquiry, how it works, how to use the power of your language to create desired change, and how to put it into practise. www.communityminds.org.au
Keynote sponsored by Infoodle. After building Exult from scratch and leading the organisation for 10 years, Kerri passed the baton to Megan and set off on a new adventure volunteering in the South Pacific. Join Kerri as she shares what it’s like letting go of an organisation and get her top tips for managing change both personally and professionally. Be inspired to let go, take risks and step into the unknown. Kerri will also be running a breakout session on Good Governance. Learn what you can reasonably expect from your trustees, and get practical ideas for ensuring your Board governs well. www.sailingwithpurpose.com
Other sessions in the line-up include:
Lessons Learned through Social Enterprise
Hear the stories of three different social enterprises. What worked, what didn’t, and what did they learn along the way? What are their thoughts about the future of Social Enterprise in New Zealand?
Honouring the Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Te Tiriti o Waitangi is New Zealand’s founding document and it’s important that it is honoured within our organisations. What does that look like for your organisation? What are some practical things you can do to ensure its principles are upheld?
Into the Unknown
The future is not always nicely mapped out and sometimes you need to take a leap of faith as you move into the unknown. Get some top tips for navigating change and taking bold steps towards your goal.
What Past Delegates Say
“I will definitely be taking away lots of aha moments and learning that I hope to put into practise – both from a personal perspective and from an organisational perspective.”
Roseanne Murray, Sport Waikato
“What did I enjoy most? Amazing speakers, sense of fun, well run, relevant, topical, approachable and relatable team. I can’t wait for next year!”
Janine Hamilton-Kells, Gisborne Volunteer Centre
“Absolute awesome energy! Inspirational and awesome to pull ourselves out of the everyday to reflect and celebrate our sector/people.”
Christal Morrison, Safe Turangi
“I really enjoyed the raw honesty of amazing keynote speakers and the chance to meet a wealth of great people in one place.”
Lisa Ridehalgh, Foundation North
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