Paul Bird

  • Paul Bird


Workshop: Leading with purpose

All NFPs were founded on a belief and purpose that they could further human rights or climate justice, or both. But, in becoming service contractors for government, focusing on activities/outputs, and doing ever more marketing to raise funds, their underlying beliefs and purpose can be lost, including failing to measure the outcomes that demonstrate their impact in living out their purpose. This can lead to disillusioned staff, volunteers, supporters and funders.

In this 2 hour practical workshop, you’ll learn:

  • How to rediscover your heritage, belief and purpose
  • How to become a purpose-led leader in your organisation
  • How to align and show your impact and purpose

About Paul

Paul is a CEO, author, director and founder. Over the last twenty five years in Australia, Paul has been the CEO/GM/Director of a number of purpose-driven organisations: The Body Shop, Very Special Kids, YSAS, Mission Australia Victoria and Australian Volunteers International; COO the Brotherhood of St Laurence; CFO of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service; Head of Program Resourcing, including emergency logistics for World Vision Australia.

In 2021, Paul authored a book – PurposeFull about how businesses and not-for-profits do better as purpose-driven organisations. Paul then started a consultancy, PurposeFull, and joined Brainwave Australia as their CEO.  In 2022 Paul launched Zero Together, Australia’s first social enterprise to support NFPs become carbon neutral.

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