The Centre For Social Purpose

Supporting organisations to achieve their purpose and commercial objectives through improving operational excellence

Supporting the sector in a challenging environment

For purpose organisations play an important role in our society.

They deliver significant social impact across diverse areas such as health, disability, aged care, international humanitarian and development, asylum seekers and refugees, and social services.

Being close to the frontline of those in need, they have a clear understanding of social needs.

They also have a unique ability to engage those with a shared commitment, mobilise resources, deliver services that change lives and advocate for social change.

This happens within a challenging environment.

For purpose organisations are delivering these services with constrained budgets and resources. Financial sustainability issues have forced some organisations to scale back services while others have closed down.

COVID-19 has introduced new challenges – significantly impacting funding, the ability to deliver services, staff morale and productivity.

In response, sector leaders need to have an even great focus on delivering both their purpose and their commercial objectives.

TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE

 

The Centre For Social Purpose was created in 2017 as a membership community to leverage the sector experience to find solutions to shared challenges. A number of sector co-creation Roundtables identified four key guiding principles:

WORKING TOGETHER TO THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE

Our Purpose

Supporting organisations to achieve their purpose and commercial objectives through improving operational excellence

Our Objectives

The Centre helps organisations to:

Achieve Revenue Goals

Optimise Impact

Reduce Costs Through Productivity Improvements

Our Approach 

We achieve this by focusing on three things:

Connect

  • Roundtables & Forums: Insights from peers and practical takeaways
  • Best Practice Groups: Peer learning and collaborative problem solving
  • CEO & CFO Forums

Develop

  • Cost-effective, sector-relevant training
  • Mentoring service
  • Skilled volunteering

Save

  • Productivity improvement ideas
  • Resource sharing
  • Resource Hub

ORGANISATIONAL MEMBERSHIP PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

ORGANISATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • $ 2,200 p.a (If annual revenue < $ 50mn) GST inclusive
  • $ 4,400 p.a (If annual revenue > $ 50mn) GST inclusive

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Access to Roundtables & Forums
  • Access Best Practice Groups
  • Access Mentoring Service
  • Access Resource Hub & On-Line Forum
  • Access Skilled Volunteering
  • 25% discount on Workshops
  • Opportunity to influence Centre’s focus areas

 

    MEMBERS – have complimentary access to Roundtables, Best Practice Groups, Mentoring, Skilled Volunteering & the Resource Hub – along with the discounted price of $330 per person for Workshops. 

    NON-MEMBERS can attend Roundtables (by invitation) and Workshops (for $440 per person).