Ph: 06 878 3456

The Ripple Effect is about how we fan the flames of change in a community. 

With communities as the common reference point and driving force for change, our sector needs to be innovative to overcome the challenges that hold us all back from our full potential. While New Zealand is a small country, we are made up of many communities and each of these have their own hopes and needs. 
While our personal impulse is to look at community initiatives that produce comprehensive change from the get-go, reality informs us that resources are limited, the political will is often weak,  organisational capacity is lacking and trusted leaders are often missing. We need to start smaller to go bigger – nailing those small ‘wins’ that build strength and our confidence that we can indeed make a difference.
This conference presents thought leaders, dreamers, doers, experts and dedicated believers that we can make a positive difference across the lives we touch. They will share their sense belief, their rationale, the skills, the tools and good oil – and we hope that they fire up your inspiration. The emphasis is on “doing” – rather than the endless talking and planning that sometimes dominates our lives. They will encourage you to be ruthless in who you run with and build a new can-do narrative.

We invite you to come, contribute and participate in what will be one of the most exciting events of 2020. 

Who should attend?

If your work involves vision development, building strategy, recruiting, managing or supervising teams and volunteers – then the National Not-For-Profit Sector Conference is an event you cannot afford to miss in 2020.

The conference is designed for CEOs and senior managers, Board and Committee members, team leaders and volunteer managers . . . and anyone passionate about the NFP sectors success!

2020 Speakers include

Tim Costello
Tim Costello

Aly McNicoll
Aly McNicoll

Matthew Tukaki
Matthew Tukaki

Geoff Pearmann
Geoff Pearmann

Annemarie Mora
Annemarie Mora

Robin Cabral
Robin Cabral

Kieran Bird
Kieran Bird

Tipene Pickett
Tipene Pickett

Hazel Jennings
Hazel Jennings



Two Day Conference - Wednesday, 26 & Thursday, 27 February 2020

Jet Park Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
63 Westney Rd
Mangere, Auckland
0800 538 466

There is free parking at the venue.

Please contact Jet Park Airport Hotel directly for accommodation bookings.

Pricing and Registration

Two Day Conference 

Earlybird Price: first delegate: $325 + GST
second and subsequent from the same organisation: $300.00 + GST. This Earlybird finishes on 20 December 2019.

Standard Price: first delegate: $375.00 + GST
second and subsequent from the same organisation: $350.00 + GST.
To attend Wednesday 26 February only: $260.00 + GST (this includes the networking/drinks and nibbles session at the end of the day).
To attend Thursday 27 February only: $250.00 + GST

Registration process

Payment is online, by debit or credit card only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Nathalie van Dort on 06 878 3456/021 066 9811 or email:

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $50.00 plus GST service charge.

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). You will be sent the conference  materials upon request.

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the Conference – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Additional information

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included. On  Wednesday night (26 February 2020) we host a networking function with drinks, canapes and entertainment which is included in the ticket price.

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when you register online and we will ensure we cater for you.

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For further details, please contact:
Nathalie van Dort at or
Phone: 06 878 3456