19-20 November, 2015
Melbourne, Australia

The community event for Australia's campaigners and digital experts.

What is FWD

FWD is Australia’s premier conference run by and for digital campaigners.

FWD 2015 will be at the Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, 19 & 20 November 2015

We will bring together 250+ campaigners to share experiences and skills, explore the latest trends, and develop joint projects.

Want to know more about what happens at a FWD? You can find out about our previous events: FWD 2014, FWD 2013 and FWD 2012.

Places go quickly every year – so make sure to apply and buy your ticket now!

“YOU DON’T HAVE ONLINE AND OFFLINE ACTIVISTS, THEY REALLY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE MOVING THROUGH THE ENGAGEMENT LADDER.”
@EDCOPER #FWD2012

Apply

Tickets to FWD go quickly, so get your application in now!

Early bird tickets (prior to 30 June 2015) $199

Not-for-profit tickets $249

For-profit tickets $349

"HOW TO KEEP PEOPLE ENGAGED BETWEEN CAMPAIGNS - TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES, BUILD KEY LEADERS, REGULAR ASKS AND EVENTS... #ONLINEOFFLINE #FWD2014" - @CONORTWYFORD

Care2 Impact Awards

The Care2 Impact Awards celebrate innovation, impact and leadership in digital fundraising and/or advocacy campaigns from the not-for-profit sector.

Care2 Impact Prize

Care2 is social action network that empowers millions of people to lead a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and support socially responsible causes. As well sponsoring FWD, Care 2 have generously donated a cash prize as a donation to the organisation responsible for the most innovative and effective campaign. The Care2 Impact prize in Australia builds on the European prize announced in March 2014 at the E-Campaigning Forum.

Campaigns are peer-nominated and shortlisted by an expert judges. The winner is selected from the shortlist by open voting from across the non-profit sector.

Campaigns that are primarily digital advocacy and/or fundraising campaigns run by Australian not-for-profit organisations within the last two years are eligible.

The winner of the FWD2014 Care2 Impact Award was:

 

Raising The Roof   Chuffed   Non profit charity and social enterprise fundraisingRaising the Roof
Edgar’s Mission

Edgar’s Mission has long provided a special somewhere for literally thousands of farmed animals in need. But of late, that somewhere begun to get a little crowded and with a big move imminent, they needed to raise the funds for new infrastructure at a new home.

The campaign used the Chuffed crowdfunding platform to support individual components of the sanctuary. Adorable social media was instrumental in elevating public awareness of the drive, and the addition of video footage & professional photography garnered further interest.

Achieving the campaign target of $50,000 in just three days, Edgar’s Mission gratefully involved its Facebook community in the success and promoted a new stretch target. Ultimately, the campaign raised $162,458. The campaign demonstrated that crowdfunding is a viable and effective tool for nonprofits to employ.

https://www.chuffed.org/project/raising-the-roof

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"Loved #FWD2014. Inspiring peeps! & totally stoked to get an invite to @ausprogress with @CommonGraceAus. See u there?" - @jarrodmckenna