Sarah has an amazing podcast called Let's Talk About Sects, where she spends time researching, engaging with former cult members and producing a incredibly high quality storytelling podcast about cults that has had a really positive impact. Now just having commenced season 5 of her podcast, she has just released her first book called Do As I Say.
Dr Megan Weier is a Senior Research Fellow and Acting Research and Evaluation Director at the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW. Megan is doing some fascinating research into measuring social progress across different local government areas in Australia and uncovering some incredible insights and learnings that have already influenced and will continue to influence social policy making here.
This week I’m thrilled to welcome Karen Mahlab to the podcast. Karen is the Founder and CEO of Pro Bono Australia. Since 2000, Pro Bono Australia has shared news, careers and resources to help purpose-driven people and organisations grow their impact. With over 1.5 million people using their site each year, there is no question that Pro Bono News is the number one news outlet for Australia’s social economy.
Andrew is the Creative Director of A1 Studio. A1 Studio is a Melbourne-based full service design studio specialising in brand identities, art direction and photography. They help brands launch, evolve, grow and stand out in an ever-changing landscape.
Kaitlin is the Co-Founder and Head of Learning at ygap. ygap is an international organisation that creates positive change by making entrepreneurship more inclusive.
Manny is the Director of Basketball at the Collingwood Basketball Association. Collingwood Basketball Association is a not-for-profit community based basketball club which offers young and older players in inner city Melbourne the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitions and programs.
Mike is Head of Strategic Partnerships and Communications at Infoxchange and also Chief Podcaster at Humans of Purpose. Infoxchange is a not-for-profit social enterprise that has been delivering technology for social justice for over 30 years.
Margo has been the CEO of Superfriend for over 12 years and is now acting as Chief Mental Health Advisor as she transitions to a new opportunity in the workplace mental health advisory space. Superfriend advocates for, equips and empowers profit-to-member superannuation funds and insurers to achieve mentally healthy workplaces for their staff and members.
Felicity and I became fast friends after crossing paths in the for purpose sector about 8 years ago. She is bright, bubbly, whip smart and a great exemplar of the modern consultant. So much so that I followed her to work in her team at Spark Strategy in my last job, where she was Co-Founder and CEO. She has since begun a new chapter as Co-Founder and Director of Ensemble Strategy.
Sarah is heavily involved in the world of philanthropy and is a marketing and communications professional by trade. She has just started a new role at General Sir John Monash Foundation and previously worked at Philanthropy Australia and is actively involved with Nexus Australia, Australia Youth Affairs Coalition and Kids in Philanthropy.
George is the Founder & CEO of Vow. Vow is a collective of innovators, engineers, scientists, artists and foodies working to improve the quality of life for people, animals and planetary health, by reinventing food from the ground up.
This week I’m thrilled to welcome The Honorable Philip Dalidakis to the podcast. Philip is the Managing Partner at Orizontas. Orizontas is a boutique corporate advisory consultancy that solves business challenges through strategic advice and deep expertise in political, market, reputational and climate risk.
Jo is the Founder and Director of Strategic Grants. Strategic Grants helps build non-profit’s capacity through their GEMS grants database, grant writing, grants training, grants workshops, program design and monitoring and evaluation frameworks and strategic planning for grants success. Checkout the free "Best Practice Tracker" via their website at and get in touch with the team if you have any questions or would like to know more.
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