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Your chance to ask the Executive VP of the world’s largest nonprofit everything you’ve always wanted to know about philanthropy!

We are very fortunate to have an international expert in philanthropy coming to Ballarat, ahead of his appearance as keynote speaker at the Philanthropy Australia conference. José Pedro Ferrão is the Executive Vice President of United Way Worldwide – the world’s largest nonprofit organisation.

United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organisation for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on education, income and health. The United Way movement mobilises millions to action — to give, advocate and volunteer — to improve the conditions in which they live.

You are invited to attend a very special community event, where you will hear from José on the topic of “Global trends in not-for-profit” and have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session.

Date: Tuesday 13th September
Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Venue: Ballarat Community Health, Lucas
RSVP: To events@unitedwayballarat.org.au by no later than Friday 9th September

A light afternoon tea will be served.

About José: 

José is Executive Vice President, International Network, at United Way Worldwide. He leads a team of professionals that provide leadership and support for a network of community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. He and his team facilitate the adoption of a set of Global Standards that make United Way organisations unique and successful wherever they are in the world.

José joined United Way Worldwide after serving as COO and SVP of Marketing at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (Boston) for three years.  Portuguese by birth, José grew up in Mozambique and South Africa and has a wealth of international work experiences spanning many decades. He has worked in South Africa & Europe and the Middle East in senior management positions including serving as the President, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Carlson Marketing Worldwide
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United Way Ballarat is working to advance the common good of our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health.  These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.  United Way Ballarat asks all the citizens of Ballarat and surrounding areas to do three things: GIVE – money and goods; ADVOCATE – on behalf of those who cannot; and VOLUNTEER – to invest time in our community More about United Way Ballarat


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