Corporate Partnerships Q&A
Corporate panel discussion

Corporate partners can bring more income, awareness, and resources to non-profits. However, with all opportunities, there are risks.  Join us for a rare opportunity to hear from – and ask questions of – experienced corporate executives as we explore – how can we do corporate partnerships  better?

The panel discussion is facilitated by Hailey Cavill-Jaspers, Australia’s most experienced corporate-cause partnership matchmaker.  The panellists are all seasoned corporate professionals with over 70 years combined experience. They’ve all operated at the front-line of corporate-cause partnerships in Australia, working in partnership with non-profits like yours.  It will be a robust, fast-paced and immensely insightful discussion.

You’ll love this session if you relish learning from corporates and are keen to hear ‘from the horse’s mouth’ what frustrates – and delights – corporates when approached by non-profits, and what makes a great cause partner.

The panel discussion will be followed by guest Q&A.  No topic is off the table.   This is YOUR opportunity to get your questions answered, so pop one in when you register as these will be given priority over those asked on the day.  Please note when framing question, corporate fundraising & corporate philanthropy is NOT the same as corporate partnerships (the latter are mutually beneficial with tangible results on both sides).

Wednesday 21 June 2023
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm AEST
Online via Zoom
This is a live session and won’t be recorded
FIA Members: $75 | Non-members: $90

*Registrations are now closed. For details on the next Corporate Partnerships workshops, please click here.


Hailey Cavill-Jaspers

Chief DoGoodologist, Cavill + Co, and Co-Founder of BePartnerReady.com®

Hailey is Australia’s most successful corporate-cause partnership matchmaker with an impressive career spanning 25+ years. She’s built 50+ partnerships for corporate clients through her business Cavill + Co investing millions of dollars of cash, exposure & skills into the social sector. These include Seek, Vodafone, Mondelez & Disney to name a few. She advises corporates & brands on their CSR & Social Good strategy, and leads the team of digital & marketing experts at BePartnerReady.com®.

Hailey is a D-grade celebrity (😊) having her 5 minutes of fame on Grand Designs Australia in 2012.  She loves nothing more than to cuddle her rescue cat Willow.

Georgia McIntosh, Co-Founder, BePartnerReady.com®

Georgia is the genius that took Hailey’s 20+ years of knowledge and turned it into an online training program for changemakers.  She is a communications powerhouse, with an infectious can do attitude.  She has a Bachelor in Professional Communication and a Masters of International Development.  The thing she loves most in the world is being in nature with her dog Indie.

Corporate partners help non-profits & social enterprises from Australia and NZ Do More of what they do Best – change the world.  BePartnerReady.com® is a robust online program that enables changemakers to win corporate partners.  The program delivers a 7-step process that gets non-profits focused, in action and ready to pitch to corporate partners – and win. 


Jodie Read, Director of Corporate Affairs, Alcoa 

Alcoa is the world’s largest producer of aluminium and operate in ten countries and a recognised leader in sustainability.  Jodie has been with Alcoa for over 20 years in Corporate Affairs roles here and USA.  She is accountable for Alcoa Australia’s community investment program, including Alcoa Foundation grant making, which supports a range of non profits including Greening Australia, Youth Focus and Foodbank.  In 2022 the Alcoa Foundation contributed almost $5m in community partnerships investment in Australia.

Janine Birch, MarComms & Fundraising Manager, St.George Foundation (as well as Bank of Melbourne Foundation and BankSA Foundation)

The purpose of St George Foundation, Bank of Melbourne Foundation & BankSA Foundation is to ‘help create brighter futures for children & young people in need in our local communities’.  Collectively the Foundations awarded more than $2.6m to 58 charity partners across Australia last year and over $55m to date.   Janine has led the marketing & fundraising strategy at St.George Foundation for the past four years.  Prior to this, she spent four years in business development at CareFlight, so she has the unique perspective of having worked on both sides of the fence.  She has also advised Leighton Contractors, Beaumont People and Australian Red Cross on community engagement and CSR.

Richard Baker, Head of Corporate Affairs, Ampol 

Ampol is Australia’s leader in transport fuels. They’re at the forefront of future energy and decarbonisation strategies, with ambitious targets to achieved net zero emissions by 2040. Richard is the Head of Corporate Affairs, with one part of his role focussed on overseeing the development and delivery of the company’s community investment strategy through the Ampol Foundation. The Foundation has a focus on youth education and community wellbeing and safety. Current partners include Surf Life Saving Australia, The Smith Family, Clontarf Foundation, Stars Foundation and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, to name a few.

Dave Harding, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Dave has 30 years experience in the creative and marketing fields where he’s managed numerous media campaigns – and sponsorships – for an array of automotive brands including Isuzu, Ford, Suzuki, Australian Grand Prix & Pirelli Tyres.  Earlier this year Dave helped to launch the Isuzu UTE’s 23MY range of vehicles which included the launch of a new major partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.   Prior roles include Communications Director of Wheels Media – a publishing powerhouse for the automotive industry; Assistant GM at Isuzu UTE Australia; MD at MediaFuel PR agency.

Hannah Hudson, Community Engagement & Corporate partnerships specialist

Hannah is a experienced industry professional with over a decade of experience specialising in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Community Investment in Australia. She has held senior positions at two leading national retail companies, where she has successfully managed significant programs that delivered large scale community benefit.   She is passionate about aligning big business CSR strategies with appropriate charity partners, leading to substantial community benefits and outcomes.

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