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For Purpose Conference 2020

The Ripple Effect is about how change spreads in a community. 

Our communities need to be the common reference point and driving force for change as we seek 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 me 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.

This ‘for purpose sector’ conference presents thought leaders, dreamers, doers, experts and dedicated believers that we can make a positive difference across the lives in our communities. They will share their belief, their skills, the tools and good oil – and fire up your inspiration. The will emphasise the “doing” – rather than the endless talk and planning. 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. 

Printable programme (PDF)

Who should attend?

If your work involves developing strategy, recruiting, managing or supervising staff and volunteers, leading a team, or workforce planning – then the National For Purpose 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 for purpose!

PLEASE NOTE: in past years we branded this conference as the National Not-For-Profit Sector Conference. We felt For Purpose describes the sector much better....

2020 Speakers include



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.

Standard Price: first delegate: $345.00 + GST
second and subsequent from the same organisation: $315.00 + GST.
To attend Wednesday 26 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  Wednedday night (26 February 2020) we host a networking function with drinks, canapes and entertainment.

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


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