THE HIDDEN PHILANTHROPIST
SEASON 1, EPISODE 10
THE HIDDEN PHILANTHROPIST talks to NEIL SMITH
There are movers and shakers in the world who work hard for fame and fortune, and there are great leaders like Neil Smith who work tirelessly to help those who can’t help themselves. Get ready to be inspired by Neil’s infectious passion and the way he has mastered the art of giving back.
Andrew Purdie chats with Neil Smith – CEO of Empower Australia and international director of Planetshakers. Neil’s childhood consisted of a strong faith upbringing, which encouraged him to continue to pursue a life of faith into his adulthood years and to this day still. With a professional background in construction, Neil highlights the importance this played in his understanding of business and relationship development in his current areas of philanthropic work – the main one being Empower Australia. Andrew delves into the behind the scenes of how one of Australia’s largest food banks operates – what it takes to fund such a large operation, the manpower behind it, and the importance of donations and volunteering. Neil passionately shares his excitement for the future of Empower Australia and how listeners can get involved.
Key Topics & Chapter Markers –
- Early life of Neil Smith, faith and growing up in church [01:07]
- Empower Australia, how Empower Australia works, the positive impact of providing simple foods [28:28]
- Financial resourcing for Empower Australia, vision for the future, Neil’s book, ways to get involved with Empower Australia [45:43]