Swinburne Philanthropy and Social Impact Alumni (SPSIA)
The Swinburne Philanthropy and Social Impact Alumni (SPSIA) is a group of past and present students who are passionate about philanthropy and social impact.
Formerly known as Swinburne Philanthropy Alumni (SPA), the group is now an official alumni chapter of Swinburne University.
Established in 2005 by Swinburne University Master of Social Investment and Philanthropy students, SPA members wanted to contribute to the broader community and gain experience by practically applying their learning. SPA set up a sub-fund with the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation as a philanthropic resource that can provide grants to charities and gives those involved the opportunity to learn about philanthropy from real experience.
SPSIA now aims to bring Centre for Social Impact (CSI) students and alumni together through events to hear from industry leaders and to contribute to the quality of the social investment sector in Australia. SPSIA provides networking opportunities and allows alumni to share experiences and practical opportunities, and build industry relationships.
To be part of the SPSIA community and to contribute to shaping the future of philanthropy and social impact in Australia, email SPAchapter@gmail.com