Upcoming Events

NFP wshopimageManaging a not for profit (or for purpose) entity is not what it used to be. The level of competition has increased 10 fold and the amount of money available for supporting your activities has decreased by an even bigger number. Throw on top of this all the added expectations of corporate governance, best practice, competing for great staff and the high burn out rates and you wonder why you do it.

That’s easy – you’re passionate about the cause, but is that enough to make you sustainable? Times are a-changing and this sector has many opportunities and challenges not affecting other sectors.

When:           Fridays - 13 July, 24 August, 21 September, 5 October, 26 October, 9 November

Where:          Lighthouse - Unit 6/65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Cost:             $65.00 (+GST) per person, per workshop, $180.00 (+GST) for all 6 workshops

IdeaFront smlA core idea sits at the heart of every new business, piece of content or creative project.

It’s the thing that ignites your passion, gives your article purpose or keeps you focused on getting your start-up off the ground. It’s also what get’s your audience to share and your customers to buy.

When:             Friday 19 October 2018

Where:            Lighthouse - Unit 6/65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Time:               9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost:               $150+GST (General), $130+GST (Lighthouse Subscribers)

FAI graffitiThe popular Festival of Ambitious Ideas is on again, celebrating Canberra’s innovators, game-changers and status quo challengers.

As we approach the end of 2018, we will be celebrating some of the individuals and organisations working on innovative projects from a range of different sectors - technology, social enterprises, young entrepreneurs, creative industries, government and academia.

When:             Thursday 25 October 2018

Where:            Brindabella Conference Centre, 33 & 35 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park

Time:               5:30pm - 8:30pm

Cost:                $55.00 (General Admission), $35.00 (Students)

event 1597531 smlEvents are a great way to boost your business - whether as a series, or a one-off event, they are the perfect opportunity to showcase your business offering and get right in front your customers. When done effectively, events have the potential to deliver a great return in terms of sales, marketing and exposure.

From short workshops and seminars, to small conferences, markets and trade shows; there is one thing they all have in common. They require planning. Lots and lots of planning.

When:           Thursday 1 November 2018

Where:          Lighthouse - Unit 6/65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Time:             9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost:             $150+GST (General), $130+GST (Lighthouse Subscribers)

nameout smlEverything is easier when you have traction. It's easier to get funding, attract staff, secure advertising and meet organisational goals if you have a large number of users or customers. 

Traction is also a sign your company or project is taking off. It provides quantifiable proof that there is demand for your product, service or program whether it's measured in downloads, sales or subscriptions.

When:            Friday 16 November 2018

Where:           Lighthouse - Unit 6/65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

Time:              9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost:              $150+GST (General), $130+GST (Lighthouse Subscribers)