Workshops

Improve effectiveness by developing new skills

and learning from peers

Building Capability to Drive Change

The Challenge

Our members highlighted the need to strengthen capability in areas such as strategic management, marketing, revenue acquisition, impact measurement, operations and innovation.

This is even more important in responding to changes due to COVID-19.

However, our members also identified challenges such as :
• Time constraints
• Limited budget for professional development
• Many external workshop offerings are not sector relevant

OUR APPROACH : COST-EFFECTIVE SECTOR-RELEVANT TRAINING

The Centre draws upon the experience and expertise within the sector to provide a development journey for participants to acquire new skills, internalise them and then apply back at work.

Self-Paced Online Learning

Gain Baseline Knowledge :

  • Participants complete pre-reading articles or self-paced online learning modules
  • Micro-sessions include narrated PowerPoint slides, sector specialist talking heads and activities
  • Allows participants to gain baseline knowledge of key frameworks and best practice approaches so Zoom Workshop can focus on discussion

Zoom Workshop

Internalise Through Discussion :

  • The workshop can focus on group discussion and action planning as participants gained baseline knowledge through online modules
  • Workshop re-inforces key concepts and best practices
  • Use of Zoom break out rooms for small group discussion
  • Participants leave with a greater understanding and an action plan
  • Participants allocated into buddy groups for post-program support

Apply At Work

Support to assist implementation :

  • Participants implement action plan at work
  • Post-program support through self-managed buddy groups
  • Participants access to the Centre’s Knowledge Hub for additional resources

Benefits :

Cost-Effective :

  • $ 330 (members) / $ 440 (non-members) per participant
  • Includes on-line training, Zoom workshop, access to
    Knowledge Hub

Sector-Specific :

  • Subject matter experts from the sector involved in developing workshops and guest speakers
  • Workshop facilitators have sector experience

Upcoming Workshops

Effective CRM Implementation Workshop (Zoom)

It is vital that For Purpose organisations effectively engage, build and sustain rewarding relationships with their donors, supporters, and stakeholders. CRM is no longer just beneficial for the fundraising function.

However, implementing CRM, and embedding a new system into business as usual, can be a challenge.

This workshop will take you through the fundamentals of successful CRM projects for our sector and provide you with practical insights and tools to plan and implement the CRM that’s fit for your purpose.

The workshop will be delivered over three Zoom sessions – each of 2 ½ hours duration.

Topics Covered:

CRM in our Sector:
• Why is it important – Benefits
• Impact of not getting it right

What CRM means to you :
• Who are your stakeholders
• Developing your CRM vision

Key Success Factors:
• Typical challenges & pitfalls
• Where to focus your energy

Creating a CRM road map:
• Implementation stages & activities
• Planning beyond the go-live date

CRM implementation :
• Key issues – project team, data cleansing & migration, user training

Embedding behaviour change :
• How to ensure people use CRM

Panel Discussion: Sector Leaders including :
Mission Australia (Marion Bennett : Executive – Practice, Quality and Performance)
Interrelate (Graeme O’Connor : Head of Corporate Services)
Oxfam (Wyan Carter : previous Head of CRM and Marketing Systems)

Action Planning

When :

Participants complete pre-reading and attend three Zoom sessions – each of 2 ½ hours duration :

  • Monday, 7th September (9.00 – 11.30 a.m)
  • Thursday, 10th September (9.00 – 11.30 a.m)
  • Thursday, 17th September (9.00 – 11.30 a.m)

Fee (GST inclusive) :

Members  $ 330, Non-Members $ 440
Includes pre-reading, Zoom workshops and materials

Your Facilitator: Angeline Veeneman


Angeline Veeneman is a highly respected consultant, facilitator, project manager, IT specialist and business analyst who assists for purpose organisations to implement technology solutions to deliver their purpose and commercial objectives.

Angeline’s sector clients include The Wilderness Society, Amnesty International, Black Dog Institute, the Australian Academy of Science and Community Legal Centres.

Click here to request the Workshop brochure.

Effective Strategic Planning Workshop (Zoom)

The need to deliver on both purpose and commercial objectives in an increasingly open, complex and competitive market is prompting For Purpose sector executives to develop new strategies to diversify revenue streams, optimise impact and improve financially sustainability within the new COVID-19 environment.

The Centre For Social Purpose invites sector leaders to  a modular “Effective Strategic Planning Workshop” to strengthen their strategic thinking skills and apply these tools to improve their own Strategic Plan.

The workshop will be delivered over three Zoom sessions – each of  three hours duration.

Topics Covered:

Strategy Supporting Mission mindset :
• An intentional response to sector changes
• Capitalising on opportunities as governments diversify risk

For Profit vs For Purpose strategic planning :
• Managing tension between purpose and profit drivers

Does Your Strategic Plan support your mission:
• Strategy Gap
• Stretch & Stick Syndrome

Strategic Planning Building Blocks :
• Key drivers : Funding, Values, Services, Market Engagement

Building your SWOT :
• Key elements : Using SWOT to craft strategy

Creating Strategic Goals & Metrics:
• Balancing Impact / Effort
• Identifying metrics to measure progress

Building a Succinct Strategic Plan  :
• Working with your Board
• Part of your operating rhythm
• An integrated plan to future proof your organisation

Panel Discussion : CEO Guest Speakers :
Guide Dogs : Dale Cleaver (CEO)
• Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation : Nicola Stokes (CEO)

Action Planning

When :

Participants complete pre-reading and attend three Zoom sessions – each of 3 hours duration :

  • Thursday, 29th October (9.00 a.m – Noon, Sydney time)
  • Thursday, 12th November (9.00 a.m – Noon, Sydney time)
  • Thursday, 26th November (9.00 a.m – Noon, Sydney time)

Fee (GST inclusive) :

Members  $ 330, Non-Members $ 440
Includes pre-reading, Zoom workshops and materials

Your Facilitator: Keith Martin

Keith draws upon deep For Purpose sector experience from roles as CEO at Epic Employment Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters Queensland; and Executive Leader roles at EPIC Assist in Europe.

Keith has an MBA, has completed the industry respected Certificate, Strategic Planning in Not For Profit Management at Harvard Business School, and completed Post Graduate Diploma qualifications in Business and Community Services Management.

Click here to request the Workshop brochure. Click here to register

Effective CRM Implementation Workshop (Zoom)

It is vital that For Purpose organisations effectively engage, build and sustain rewarding relationships with their donors, supporters, and stakeholders. CRM is no longer just beneficial for the fundraising function.

However, implementing CRM, and embedding a new system into business as usual, can be a challenge.

This workshop will take you through the fundamentals of successful CRM projects for our sector and provide you with practical insights and tools to plan and implement the CRM that’s fit for your purpose.

The workshop will be delivered over three Zoom sessions – each of 2 ½ hours duration.

Topics Covered:

CRM in our Sector:
• Why is it important – Benefits
• Impact of not getting it right

What CRM means to you :
• Who are your stakeholders
• Developing your CRM vision

Key Success Factors:
• Typical challenges & pitfalls
• Where to focus your energy

Creating a CRM road map:
• Implementation stages & activities
• Planning beyond the go-live date

CRM implementation :
• Key issues – project team, data cleansing & migration, user training

Embedding behaviour change :
• How to ensure people use CRM

Panel Discussion: Sector Leaders including :
Mission Australia (Marion Bennett : Executive – Practice, Quality and Performance)
Interrelate (Graeme O’Connor : Head of Corporate Services)
Oxfam (Wyan Carter : previous Head of CRM and Marketing Systems)

Action Planning

When :

Participants complete pre-reading and attend three Zoom sessions – each of 2 ½ hours duration :

  • Monday, 7th September (9.00 – 11.30 a.m)
  • Thursday, 10th September (9.00 – 11.30 a.m)
  • Thursday, 17th September (9.00 – 11.30 a.m)

Fee (GST inclusive) :

Members  $ 330, Non-Members $ 440
Includes pre-reading, Zoom workshops and materials

Your Facilitator: Angeline Veeneman


Angeline Veeneman is a highly respected consultant, facilitator, project manager, IT specialist and business analyst who assists for purpose organisations to implement technology solutions to deliver their purpose and commercial objectives.

Angeline’s sector clients include The Wilderness Society, Amnesty International, Black Dog Institute, the Australian Academy of Science and Community Legal Centres.

Click here to request the Workshop brochure.

Effective Strategic Planning Workshop (Zoom)

The need to deliver on both purpose and commercial objectives in an increasingly open, complex and competitive market is prompting For Purpose sector executives to develop new strategies to diversify revenue streams, optimise impact and improve financially sustainability within the new COVID-19 environment.

The Centre For Social Purpose invites sector leaders to  a modular “Effective Strategic Planning Workshop” to strengthen their strategic thinking skills and apply these tools to improve their own Strategic Plan.

The workshop will be delivered over three Zoom sessions – each of  three hours duration.

Topics Covered:

Strategy Supporting Mission mindset :
• An intentional response to sector changes
• Capitalising on opportunities as governments diversify risk

For Profit vs For Purpose strategic planning :
• Managing tension between purpose and profit drivers

Does Your Strategic Plan support your mission:
• Strategy Gap
• Stretch & Stick Syndrome

Strategic Planning Building Blocks :
• Key drivers : Funding, Values, Services, Market Engagement

Building your SWOT :
• Key elements : Using SWOT to craft strategy

Creating Strategic Goals & Metrics:
• Balancing Impact / Effort
• Identifying metrics to measure progress

Building a Succinct Strategic Plan  :
• Working with your Board
• Part of your operating rhythm
• An integrated plan to future proof your organisation

Panel Discussion : CEO Guest Speakers :
Guide Dogs : Dale Cleaver (CEO)
• Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation : Nicola Stokes (CEO)

Action Planning

When :

Participants complete pre-reading and attend three Zoom sessions – each of 3 hours duration :

  • Thursday, 29th October (9.00 a.m – Noon, Sydney time)
  • Thursday, 12th November (9.00 a.m – Noon, Sydney time)
  • Thursday, 26th November (9.00 a.m – Noon, Sydney time)

Fee (GST inclusive) :

Members  $ 330, Non-Members $ 440
Includes pre-reading, Zoom workshops and materials

Your Facilitator: Keith Martin

Keith draws upon deep For Purpose sector experience from roles as CEO at Epic Employment Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters Queensland; and Executive Leader roles at EPIC Assist in Europe.

Keith has an MBA, has completed the industry respected Certificate, Strategic Planning in Not For Profit Management at Harvard Business School, and completed Post Graduate Diploma qualifications in Business and Community Services Management.

Click here to request the Workshop brochure. Click here to register

Corporate Volunteering Fundamentals Workshop
(Zoom)

One of the unexpected consequences of COVID-19 has been the increased interest in Corporate Volunteering.

Corporates benefit from increased staff engagement through meaningful teambuilding initiatives, which is especially important in the new world of social distancing. For Purpose organisations benefit from additional resources to deliver their mission.

However, Corporate Volunteering is new to many For Purpose organisations.
This Workshop seeks to answer key questions to assist charities to decide whether to proceed with this initiative, scope the possibilities from implementation to delivery and identify next steps.
This workshop will be delivered over two Zoom sessions – each of 2 hours duration and offers immediate practical application of learnings.

Topics Covered:

Understanding:
• What is Corporate Volunteering?
• What is the opportunity for your charity?
• The benefits – to you and the corporates
• What are the risks to watch out for?

Strategic Planning:
• Recruiting internal advocates
• Canvassing peers
• Understanding the business need
• Creating a Business Case

Implementation:
• Understanding your external market
• Creating your product
• Identifying who to target
• Creating your Marketing Plan

When :

Participants complete pre-reading and attend two Zoom sessions – each of 2 hours duration :

  • Wednesday, 28th October (9.00 – 11.00 a.m, AEST)
  • Wednesday,11th November (9.00 – 11.00 a.m, AEST)

Fee (GST Inclusive) :

Members $ 160, Non-Members $ 220
Includes pre-reading, Zoom workshops and materials

Your Facilitator: Richard Duncan

Richard is a leading facilitator and consultant in the areas of corporate partnership, volunteer management and organisational change.
Richard has a deep understanding of the For Purpose sector through his three years as Head of Volunteering Services at Wesley Mission where he developed their Best Practice Corporate Volunteering Program. He has also assisted over 30 different charities worldwide as a facilitator, consultant or volunteer.

Find out more at https://teambuildingwithpurpose.com.au/

Outcomes Measurement and Data Collection Workshop (Zoom)

Our members highlighted that measuring social impact is critical to their organisations. They need to show funders, customers and staff that what they do makes a difference.
However, it is also a real challenge. Measuring activities is easy. Measuring impact can be difficult.

This workshop focuses on two key stumbling blocks organisations typically face in impact measurement:- how to create outcome measures and how to collect relevant.
The workshop will be delivered over three Zoom sessions – each of 2 ½ hours duration.

Topics Covered:

Setting the Scene :
• The importance of impact measurement
• A practical 12-step approach
• Theory of Change and Program Logic Model

Measurements that Matter :
• How do you know you are making a difference?
• Measurements to track progress & drive improvement

Deciding what to measure :
• Defining your outcomes : short term, intermediate, long term
• Casual links and what to avoid
• What makes a good indicator
• Writing outcome statements and indicators

Data Collection Approach :
• What data do you need?
• Leverage existing data
• Creating a data collection plan
• Data Collection Methods : strengths & weaknesses

Panel Discussion with sector leaders :
Interrelate : Sharon Grocott (Head of Research and Innovation)
Mission Australia : Rachel Christie (National Manager, Impact & Analytics)
Uniting (NSW.ACT) : Tom McClean (Head, Uniting Centre for Research, Innovation and Advocacy)

Action Planning

When :

Participants complete pre-reading and attend three Zoom sessions – each of 2 ½ hours duration :

  • Monday, 16th November (9.00 – 11.30 a.m, Sydney time)
  • Wednesday, 18th November (9.00 – 11.30 a.m, Sydney time)
  • Wednesday, 25th November (9.00 – 11.30 a.m, Sydney time)

Fee (GST Inclusive) :

Members $ 330, Non-Members $ 440
Includes pre-reading, Zoom workshops and materials

Your Facilitator: Eleanor Booth

Eleanor is a leading facilitator and consultant in the areas of outcomes measurement and program evaluation.

Eleanor has a deep understanding of the For Purpose sector through previous roles at ACSO, Oxfam and Disability Services Australia. As a consultant, she has assisted clients (such as Arthritis NSW, Momentum Collective, Outward Bound and FlatOut) to improve outcomes measurement.

Click here to request the Workshop brochure.

Click here to register Outcomes Measurement & Data Collection Workshop (Zoom)

Corporate Volunteering Fundamentals Workshop (Zoom)

One of the unexpected consequences of COVID-19 has been the increased interest in Corporate Volunteering.

Corporates benefit from increased staff engagement through meaningful teambuilding initiatives, which is especially important in the new world of social distancing. For Purpose organisations benefit from additional resources to deliver their mission.

However, Corporate Volunteering is new to many For Purpose organisations.
This Workshop seeks to answer key questions to assist charities to decide whether to proceed with this initiative, scope the possibilities from implementation to delivery and identify next steps.
This workshop will be delivered over two Zoom sessions – each of 2 hours duration and offers immediate practical application of learnings.

Topics Covered:

Understanding:
• What is Corporate Volunteering?
• What is the opportunity for your charity?
• The benefits – to you and the corporates
• What are the risks to watch out for?

Strategic Planning:
• Recruiting internal advocates
• Canvassing peers
• Understanding the business need
• Creating a Business Case

Implementation:
• Understanding your external market
• Creating your product
• Identifying who to target
• Creating your Marketing Plan

When :

Participants complete pre-reading and attend two Zoom sessions – each of 2 hours duration :

  • Wednesday, 28th October (9.00 – 11.00 a.m, AEST)
  • Wednesday,11th November (9.00 – 11.00 a.m, AEST)

Fee (GST Inclusive) :

Members $ 160, Non-Members $ 220
Includes pre-reading, Zoom workshops and materials

Your Facilitator: Richard Duncan

Richard is a leading facilitator and consultant in the areas of corporate partnership, volunteer management and organisational change.
Richard has a deep understanding of the For Purpose sector through his three years as Head of Volunteering Services at Wesley Mission where he developed their Best Practice Corporate Volunteering Program. He has also assisted over 30 different charities worldwide as a facilitator, consultant or volunteer.

Find out more at https://teambuildingwithpurpose.com.au/

Outcomes Measurement and Data Collection Workshop (Zoom)
Our members highlighted that measuring social impact is critical to their organisations. They need to show funders, customers and staff that what they do makes a difference.
However, it is also a real challenge. Measuring activities is easy. Measuring impact can be difficult.

This workshop focuses on two key stumbling blocks organisations typically face in impact measurement:- how to create outcome measures and how to collect relevant.
The workshop will be delivered over three Zoom sessions – each of 2 ½ hours duration.

Topics Covered:

Setting the Scene :
• The importance of impact measurement
• A practical 12-step approach
• Theory of Change and Program Logic Model

Measurements that Matter :
• How do you know you are making a difference?
• Measurements to track progress & drive improvement

Deciding what to measure :
• Defining your outcomes : short term, intermediate, long term
• Casual links and what to avoid
• What makes a good indicator
• Writing outcome statements and indicators

Data Collection Approach :
• What data do you need?
• Leverage existing data
• Creating a data collection plan
• Data Collection Methods : strengths & weaknesses

Panel Discussion with sector leaders :
Interrelate : Sharon Grocott (Head of Research and Innovation)
Mission Australia : Rachel Christie (National Manager, Impact & Analytics)
Uniting (NSW.ACT) : Tom McClean (Head, Uniting Centre for Research, Innovation and Advocacy)

Action Planning

When :

Participants complete pre-reading and attend three Zoom sessions – each of 2 ½ hours duration :

  • Monday, 16th November (9.00 – 11.30 a.m, Sydney time)
  • Wednesday, 18th November (9.00 – 11.30 a.m, Sydney time)
  • Wednesday, 25th November (9.00 – 11.30 a.m, Sydney time)

Fee (GST Inclusive) :

Members $ 330, Non-Members $ 440
Includes pre-reading, Zoom workshops and materials

Your Facilitator: Eleanor Booth

Eleanor is a leading facilitator and consultant in the areas of outcomes measurement and program evaluation.

Eleanor has a deep understanding of the For Purpose sector through previous roles at ACSO, Oxfam and Disability Services Australia. As a consultant, she has assisted clients (such as Arthritis NSW, Momentum Collective, Outward Bound and FlatOut) to improve outcomes measurement.

Click here to request the Workshop brochure.

Click here to register Outcomes Measurement & Data Collection Workshop (Zoom)

Contact us for assistance

Craig Hawke

c.hawke@tcfsp.com.au

02 9478 1463