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For Purpose Conference Speakers

Annemarie Mora - Communications and Engagement Manager, Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project

You gotta have faith – Reinstating Christ Church Cathedral

Notre Dame made it look easy.  The international outcry of despair at the Cathedral’s damage resulted in immense and immediate financial support.
It’s a different story when 8 long years have elapsed.  How do you reignite interest and enthusiasm in rebuilding our Notre Dame (the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral), when many people have lost all interest and when fewer than 50% support the decision to rebuild?  How do you raise $50 million dollars, in a city saturated with worthy and competing causes after so much loss, and with a recession looming?  How do you reawaken interest when the relevance of the church in modern society is increasingly under pressure?  It requires a total rethink of how we normally work; and a generous dollop of faith! 
During Annemarie’s nearly 20 years’ experience in public relations she has led the communications and engagement functions for some of Queensland and New Zealand’s largest and arguably most challenging and heavily scrutinised infrastructure projects.  Underpinning her approach is an unwavering belief that ‘keeping people at the heart’ is critical to achieving genuine project success, after all, most projects are being delivered for people.  This commitment has achieved outstanding outcomes and been recognised by a number of professional awards.  

Kieran Bird, Client Care Manager, William Buck

Self-confidence is a critical part of being both successful in business, and happy in our personal lives. Kieran’s 2018 book ‘Unshakeable Self-Confidence: Why Organisations Should, and How Individuals Can, Develop Higher Self-Confidence’ explores the link between individual self-confidence and organisational productivity. It then goes on to cover the techniques to gain confidence steadily over time as well as 14 tools to use to rapidly improve happiness day-to-day.

Kieran created and delivered workshops for the New Zealand Institute of Management (now IMNZ) from 2012-2015. He studied Psychology at Waikato University, Marketing at Massey and Adult Education and Training at the New Zealand Institute of Management.

Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA

Robin L. Cabral is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with over twenty-five years of experience and millions of dollars raised, assisting non-profit organizations as a development professional. She has overseen all aspects of fund development, from annual funds to capital campaigns to donor communications. Her impressive non-profit career includes positions as Director of Development and Marketing throughout the Northeast United States, including her role as a regional and worldwide Director of Development. Educationally, Robin has obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Fund Development from Saint Mary’s of Minnesota, USA. She currently holds the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2008 and is a graduate of Leadership Southcoast (2010). Robin is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and adheres to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice. She was on the board of AFP-RI (Rhode Island) and was a recent AFP-RI Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair. She is also an AFP Master Faculty Trainer and has served on the AFP International Education and Training Committee. She currently serves as a member of the AFP International Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Committee. She has served on the National Catholic Development Conference Planning Committee and the Professional Development Committee, has been a conference presenter, workshop leader, roundtable leader, moderator, and facilitator. Robin is also a Member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (MFIA) and adheres to its Code of Conduct. Robin has served on numerous boards and committees of organizations, including her role as past-president of her local Rotary Club, as well as other professional associations. She has been named one of the Top 10 LinkedIn Top Voices 2018: Philanthropy and Global Development and one of the Top 100 Charity Influencers by Onalytica (2019).

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