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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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Kate Caldecott

Kate Caldecott

A founding member of Our Community, Kate is the former Executive Director of the Australia Institute of Grants Management and was one of the driving forces behind the development of SmartyGrants, Australia’s most widely used electronic grants management system. In 2014 she founded Kate Caldecott & Associates, offering training and technical assistance to grantmaking organisations. She continues to work with Our Community as a Strategic Partnership Advisor.

Kate is committed to evidence-based practices, helping grantmakers integrate planning, program design and evaluation to create efficient and informed grantmaking processes. Best practice grants management tools are implemented to allow grantors and grantees to maximise their impact.

In addition to reforming grantmaking processes, Kate develops comprehensive fundraising strategies, launching new foundations, and mechanisms for online donations.

She provides training on financial oversight, fair and transparent awarding, eliminating conflicts of interest and reporting outcomes to the community.

Having served in the public, private and non-profit sectors, Kate brings a hands-on practicality to her work, and excels at fostering cross-sector relationships.

Kate was awarded a Vincent Fairfax Fellowship with the St James Ethics Centre in 2003, and has a Masters in Business. She is currently completing a Diploma of Business (Governance).

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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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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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Julie-Ann Rose

Julie-Ann Rose

Julie-Ann has a passion for community connection, community development and life-long learning and growth.

For 20 years, Julie-Ann has trained, coached and been a leader. She has fundraising and awareness-raising experience from a not-for-profit, corporate and community perspective, with experience in both rural NSW and in Melbourne.

Before joining Our Community, Julie-Ann managed a 400-strong volunteer service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, developing a new recruitment process and comprehensive training program that reinvigorated the service.

Prior to that, she spent two years as the Chair of a Community Bank board in northern NSW before taking up employment with Bendigo Bank, working with communities throughout Victoria who were establishing community-owned bank branches. This involved providing guidance, coaching and training on engagement, promotion, board formation, feasibility, fundraising, governance and leadership.

While establishing and running a successful business for eight years, Julie-Ann was also the vice-president and founder of a local traders’ association, editor and founder of a free 44-page community magazine, and held various positions over a 10-year period on the Friends Of The Hall (FROTH) committee in Whiporie. Julie-Ann also provided pottery workshops for the intellectually challenged and volunteered in disability support for six years.

Julie-Ann believes in the power of community, that community connection is the key to building strong communities, and that there’s no end to what can be achieved by a strong, inclusive community that cares about the needs of its members and welcomes, embraces and truly values diversity.

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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.



 

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright

Andrew is a leading management and leadership facilitator and consultant who has worked for 30 years in the community sector, with 15 years experience in adult, vocational and corporate education. He has a passion for education and learning, and seeks opportunities to improve community involvement and business leadership by bringing a strategic approach to accredited courses, facilitations and consults.

He continues to devise and deliver engaging, interesting and challenging developmental programs in varied contexts. These are designed and delivered to help employees, organisations and board members improve their skills, confidence and attitudes in all facets of business, work and life, and to implement initiatives which impact positively on the broader community.

Most recently this has manifested in co-writing and delivering nationally a corporate governance qualification with Our Community, plus a number of consults, community and corporate facilitation and speaking engagements. These include developing and delivering the Volunteer Fire Brigades of Victoria inaugural Darley Volunteer Leadership qualification program.

He is a Director of three companies and has just finished a stint as Secretary of a rural Football and Netball Club.

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