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Patrick Moriarty

Patrick Moriarty

In his position as Director of Training and Development at Our Community, Patrick has led the development of the organisation's training arm, the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). The Institute was established to help community organisations of all shapes and sizes gain practical knowledge, support and advice on matters that impact on their everyday operations, including board operations, funding, risk management, strategic planning and marketing.

Having delivered training throughout the country to more than 50,000 organisations, Patrick's reputation as a practical and passionate adviser is unparalleled. As a grant assessor and consultant, a junior sports' coach and a long-time community sector board member and volunteer, Patrick brings knowledge from both sides of the fence to his highly practical and engaging presentations.

Patrick is an ASQA accredited trainer and holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing.

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Natalie Bramble

Natalie Bramble

Natalie is a nonprofit trainer and consultant. Her focus is to create maximum value and impact by providing community leaders with practical skills and knowledge so they in turn can positively impact the communities they serve. She has experienced first-hand the difference it makes when people are given access to education.

Whilst operating her own consultancy business for the last 10 years, Natalie has had the pleasure of working with non-profits; social enterprises; businesses and government agencies. As a result organisations are working better with less, increasing their impact and improving their sustainability.

Boards, Entrepreneurs, Volunteers and Staff have increased their capacity to lead and govern; raise more funds; make better informed decisions and improve their outcomes.

Natalie develops and delivers training programs including accredited material up to Diploma level; engaging conference presentations; fun workshops and planning sessions and hard-hitting seminars as a change agent.

Natalie has post-graduate studies in management with a focus on governance and entrepreneurship, is a company and non-profit volunteer director and sits on non-profit boards in a pro-bono advisory capacity.

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Richard Edge

Richard Edge

Richard joined Our Community as a trainer for the Institute of Community Directors Australia in 2017.

A background in professional theatre and education has seen him undertake a varied career creating and facilitating workshops for commercial, community and educational aims.

Before joining ICDA, Richard worked as a trainer in corporate learning and development, and in the public sector as a head of department and teacher in Australian and New Zealand secondary schools. He was a Board Member of Wellington's Circa Theatre (NZ); co-founder and artistic director of his own theatre company and has entertained at hundreds of corporate events in New Zealand and Australia as a freelance performer and MC.

Richard has a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is also a certified Change Management Practitioner and is passionate about helping organisations engage creatively with the communities they serve.

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Kylie Cirak

Kylie Cirak

Kylie is the Founder and Executive Director of Tiger Grace Consulting.

She is also a passionate team member of Our Community, Australia's Centre for Excellence for the nation's 600,000 not-for-profits and schools, providing advice, tools, resources and training. Kylie is the ICDA Membership Experience Director and prior to this spent six years as Executive Director of GiveNow.com.au, Australia's only commission-free online donations platform, and hub for the many ways we can all give.

For nine years Kylie worked for Alcoa of Australia in operational and senior community relations roles, most recently as National Partnerships Manager managing Alcoa's national employee volunteering programs, and working with the global philanthropic trust, the Alcoa Foundation, to secure funding for Australian community groups.

Kylie is a graduate of PBAS, the Partnership Brokers Accreditation Scheme facilitated by the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum and the Overseas Development Institute, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Brett de Hoedt

Brett de Hoedt

Brett is the founder and self-appointed Mayor of Hootville Communications, a PR agency that serves community sector clients, as well as an in-demand speaker, trainer and facilitator.

His entertaining, irreverent style has seen him become a highly popular member of the AICPG's training team.

Before Hootville, Brett worked as a print journalist, talk radio host and publicist with media organisations including Truth, New Idea, Channel 7 and radio station 3AK. He's also contributed to The Sunday Age in Melbourne and ABC 720 Perth.

Brett is a true believer in not-for-profit causes, not-for-profit organisations and the people who choose to support them.

As well as his paid work with the not-for-profit sector, he is involved as a mentor and guest tutor with the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, which selects aspiring green university students and readies them for the pragmatic world.

He has also participated in voluntary building projects in Sri Lanka and Ghana with Habitat for Humanity and in southern India with the organisation KEEP, which runs five schools for tribal children.

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Fiona Dempster

Fiona Dempster

Fiona is a Director of the Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM), a division of Our Community that is devoted to building best practice in Australian grantmaking.

Working with her partner Barry Smith, Fiona co-authored the AIGM's best-selling Grantmaking Toolkit which has now been digitized and made available online through the AIGM and SmartyGrants membership.

She is a senior member of the AIGM's training team, devising and delivering grants management training programs, including a program on social inclusion in grantmaking.

Fiona has also been a regular presenter at the AIGM's annual Grants Management Conferences and Local Government Masterclasses.

Fiona previously worked in the Australian Public Service and as a Ministerial Adviser, and has over 10 years experience in program management and delivery.

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Barry Smith

Barry Smith

Barry is a Director of the Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM), a division of Our Community that is devoted to building best practice in Australian grantmaking.

Working with his partner Fiona Dempster, Barry co-authored the AIGM's best-selling Grantmaking Toolkit which has now been digitized and made available online through the AIGM and SmartyGrants membership.

He is a senior member of the AIGM's training team, devising and delivering grants management training programs.

Barry has also been a regular presenter at the AIGM's annual Grants Management Conferences and Local Government Masterclasses.

Barry previously worked in the Australian Public Service, and has over 30 years experience in program management and delivery.





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