I speak regularly around Australia and internationally about fundraising, social enterprise and the emerging purpose economy.

I believe purpose is a mega-trend of our age and reveal a roadmap for finding your purpose, telling your story and leveraging the power of social technologies. Or I tell stories about Burning Man, it depends on the audience.

I have spoken at SXSW Interactive, Social Capital Markets (SOCAP), The UN’s World Summit on the Information Society, The Asian Venture Philanthropy Summit, Nexus Summit Singapore, Global Crowdsourcing Week, Progress, Purpose, FWD, Connecting Up and hundreds of other events big and small.

You can download a free copy of the chapter I contributed to a forthcoming book, Future Leaders in Digital Technology, here. It covers the three key ways that social technologies are driving the rise of social businesses, and how you can ride this wave.

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Tom spoke at a Churchill Club Open Forum in Melbourne entitled "The Business of Social Change". The audience loved hearing about his views and experiences as a serious, serial social entrepreneur. Tom's insights were amazing." - Brendan Lewis, Host, Churchill Club, London's Representative in Australia.

“Your presentation was truly inspiring, I could have listened to you all day.”

“Tom’s talk was brilliant.”

“Some feedback for you regarding who the best speaker was: Tom Dawkins - he absolutely changed the way I've been thinking about fundraising!”

“He was a very engaging speaker and knew his stuff.”