About Us

A Membership Community To Improve Operational Excellence

Who We Are

The Centre for Social Purpose is a not for profit company limited by guarantee (ABN 23 623 022 266) and a registered charity through Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission (ACNC).

Our Approach

Our purpose is to support For Purpose organisations to realize their aspirations through achieving operational excellence.

The Centre is a member-led community to assist organisations:

  • Achieve their revenue goals
  • Optimise impact
  • Improve productivity and reduce costs

We do this by focusing on three key areas:

  • We Connect people and resources through Roundtables, Working groups, and facilitated forums
  • We Develop capability through cost-effective training and consulting, and access to best practices
  • We Reduce Costs through Group Buying discounts, resource sharing, and a Knowledge Hub

This is all delivered with the involvement of:

  • For Purpose sector leaders and practitioners – who have each achieved success in different areas
  • Facilitators, consultants, and coaches – who have subject matter expertise and sector experience

Our business model is based upon funding from:


  • Membership Fees
  • Workshop Fees
  • Foundations supporting sector capacity building initiatives

Our Governance Structure

  • The Board: consists of industry leaders and experienced consultants, to provide oversight
  • Member-led: Member organisations vote on where the Centre should focus energy
  • The Executive Director: manages the Centre and leads service delivery implementation.