About us

Meet the team building solutions for the sector!

We are dedicated to building the capacity of the not-for-profit sector, and passionate about mobilising community organisations to capture, articulate and communicate their impact.

We are about building the capacity of all not-for profit organisations, regardless of their size, to help them to demonstrate how they make a difference!

Head of Department (Management), UTS Business School

Professor Bronwen Dalton

Professor Bronwen Dalton

Head of DEPARTMENT (Management), UTS Business School

Bronwen completed her PhD at the University of Oxford and has a BA from the Australian National University and a MA from Yonsei University, Korea. Bronwen has served on the Boards of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs’ Australia Korea Foundation, the Korean Studies Association of Australasia (Vice-President), Volunteering Australia, the National Volunteering Research Advisory Group, Volunteering NSW and the editorial board of the journal Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Bronwen has conducted extensive research in the field of NFP sector studies and has published on NFP business venturing, NFP policy, social enterprises, child care, governance and advocacy. She has also published studies on international NGOs and co-authored a book on the role of NGOs in combatting Sex Trafficking. Bronwen was an investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage grant which examined the National Compact, an agreement later finalised between the NFP sector and the Australian Federal Government.

Social Impact Specialist & Toolbox Manager

Rachel Bertram

Rachel Bertram

Social Impact Specialist & Toolbox Manager

Rachel is a social impact and evaluation specialist, based at UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney. She manages the design and delivery of the Social Impact Toolbox. She also works both within UTS and with the NFP sector, delivering training and facilitating strategy workshops, building the capacity of organisations to plan, evaluate and report on the social impact of their work. Rachel is an effective communicator, helping people and organisations bring about positive social impact. She has a Masters of Management in Community & Not-for-Profit studies from UTS, and undergraduate degrees from Sydney University in psychology, economic geography and world religion. She is the recipient of the Mark Lyons Award for excellence in NFP and Social Enterprise Management, and has received an Order of Australia Certificate of Commendation for her community service.

Social Impact Technologist

Greg Nairn

Greg Nairn

Social Impact Technologist

Greg is an experienced software engineer with ten years’ experience in corporate philanthropy as manager of the IMC Pacific Foundation, and now as Head of Technology at Benojo. Greg has worked alongside many not-for-profits and has a deep understanding and experience the value of social impact measurement and reporting. Greg combines a unique combination of skills with experience with technology, automation, systems thinking, social impact measurement in both the corporate and not-for-profit setting. Greg’s passion is to use this combination of these skills and experience to help organisations create social value more effectively and transparently. Greg is a graduate of the UTS NFP and Social Enterprise Program. In 2018 Greg was awarded the Third Sector Award Board Member of the Year in recognition of his work measuring impact in his capacity as Treasurer of the NFP the Dandelion Network.

Researcher

Dr Andrew Wearring

Dr Andrew Wearring

Researcher

Andrew is a researcher with extensive experience in universities and the not-for-profit sector. He is a program evaluator and has helped design and roll-out organisational social impact measurement. His research focuses on youth transitions, employment and disadvantage. Andrew also has a background studying and lecturing on religion, including a doctorate from the University of Sydney. He curates a news feed of stories related to how religions are adapting to digital technologies. He also currently works on professional development startup BrillUp at UTS Startups.

Researcher & LMS Designer

Yonah Festinger-Rudge

Yonah Festinger-Rudge

Researcher & LMS DesigNer

Yonah is a recent graduate of the UTS MBA program, with dual sub-majors in Not For Profit Management and Strategic Management, focusing on sustainability. She contributed both research and design elements to the UTS Social Impact Toolbox, as well as researched and authored the UTS Open course ‘Measuring Social Impact: Payment by Outcomes’.  Yonah is passionate about working with small businesses and community organisations that strive to be ethical, sustainable and impactful. She has experience as the head of strategic communication and community engagement for two social enterprises within the disability sector and is excited for the future of social enterprise within Australia. With her undergraduate Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication and professional experience in design and photography, Yonah brings a wide variety of skills to both academic and business projects.

Data Curation

Ruby Wawn

Ruby Wawn

Research Assistant (Data Curation)

Ruby is a final year law and communications student at UTS, with experience managing volunteer programs and facilitation. She is an inspiring student leader and has the ability to adapt and take on any project that comes her way. Ruby manages the UTS SOUL program, a volunteering and social justice leadership program. She supports the UTS Shopfront Community Coursework program, providing capacity development for community based organisations and student volunteers. Ruby has worked as a research assistant at the UTS Faculty of Law, on the Law Health Justice Group. Ruby is a talented community organiser, and advocacy coordinator having represented a number of NFP organisations including the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Amnesty International Australia. Ruby is the recipient of the 2016 Amnesty International NSW Youth Activist Award.

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