Not-for-Profit Trainers

Not-for-profit trainers

By providing affordable online education, we find ways to help boards, staff and volunteers of not for profit organisations just like yours to achieve great results.

Natalie Bramble

Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise educator

As a Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise educator, Natalie has trained over 10,000 community volunteers and staff and started the foray into eLearning with her consulting business in 2012. 

Being regionally based, she recognises a need for accessible knowledge and education for regional, rural and remote board, staff and volunteers. Natalie holds certificates and qualifications in eLearning; Governance, Marketing and a Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship.  She has also just recently completed her MBA.  

Lorri Modde

Events Guide

I’m an events and tourism professional, volunteer, and board member. I have extensive experience in; running and supporting not-for-profit organisations; and planning, executing, and evaluating projects and events

I’m passionate about empowering communities to thrive via tourism, events, and economic development. 

I specialise in event planning, strategic planning, community engagement, and economic development.

My experience includes:

  • Event Manager of the NSW Tourism Awards
  • Marketing Manager of New England North West Tourism
  • CEO of Outback NSW Tourism
  • CEO Hills Hawkesbury Tourism
  • CEO South Coast Tourism.

I maintain a strong presence in the community through several volunteer positions and I’m also a passionate mentor for young people.

Some of my professional memberships include:

  • Australian Regional Tourism
  • Tourism Industry Council Member
  • Eco Tourism Australia Member

With a reputation for being progressive, outcomes focussed and inclusive, I am held in high regard by peers and colleagues across Australia and New Zealand, often requested for advice on governance, economic development implementation structures, project development, and financing

Andrew Wright

Board and Governance

I’m a governance and leadership expert, working with governments, peak bodies, companies, not-for-profits, and charities, who is passionate about behavioural change and organisational transformation. I have a clear understanding of organisational leadership from all perspectives, and in particular the demands and overlaps of executive and Board leadership.

You can’t engage and influence, or change, if you can’t demonstrate the practical benefits to leaders and young learners alike. Rather than the usual mode of push communication and passive learning, I utilise pull communications, widely recognised as the better route to engagement.

I’ve pioneered and led programmes in adult vocational/corporate education for the past 20 years. I’ve also worked with State and Local Government, managing community services and competitive tendering during the Kennett Government’s transformation of LGA’s, and leading organisational rebuilding as Interim CEO in a Medical Research Foundation, an Early Years Management Cluster and more recently an Aboriginal Arts Charity in remote NT.

Kim Buttfield

Sport and Recreation Trainer

Kim is a recognized ‘community development broker’ with over 25 years of professional experience in the health, sport and recreation industrycombined with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Science) and facilitation and training qualifications. Kim’s expertise and special interests are in the areas of project management, organizational planning, sport and recreation governance and volunteer training. 

Her wordsmith skills are sought after for report writing, grant submissions and editing of documents. 

Kim has an in-depth understanding of the commitment and passion of regional volunteers and the challenges faced by our club volunteers in governing and running sport and recreation in rural settings

Dominic Cudmore

Legal advisory and risk management trainer

Dominic is an experienced employment law professional for the SME, corporate, NFP/NGO and public sector employers and their staff. Providing expert legal advisory services on employment contracts, disputes, mediation and risk management training. 

Dominic’s interests include the development of the creative sectors in Australia, arts and cultural policy, Australia/Asian relations, indigenous affairs, philanthropy, social enterprise, Westminster democracy, languages (French, Dutch, German, Italian and Slovenian), architecture (New Urbanism), design and travel.  

His areas of expertise embrace NFP and charities law, NFP tax arrangements, employment law, human rights, child protection, cyprès schemes, professional standards, NFP mergers and acquisitions, training, facilitation and mediation. 

Kylie Neary

Finance Guide

I’m a born and bred Riverina farm girl with a Bachelor of Financial Administration from the University of New England. Debits and credits have taken me across the country and around the world, but Australia has always been home.

My finance and business management career spans over 25 years. Working in corporate environments as a trusted advisor to senior leadership teams and boards, I know what it takes to succeed.

I have many years of experience, and a passion for empowering not-for-profits manage their finances, and plan for tomorrow.

Tracy Sheen

Digital Marketing Guide

Do you feel like you’re losing the battle with technology?


As a Certified Practising Marketer, I help businesses find their way through the constantly changing world of digital marketing. I can help with all kinds of digital marketing, from website copy and social media to email campaigns and video marketing. 

I have run over 1000 workshops and webinars, and I’ve talked to a lot of business owners all over the country about how to make digital transformation easier for them.

In 2021, my book, The End of Technophobia, won the Australian Business Book of the Year and Best Technology Book awards. The book tells you how to find the right digital solutions for your business and how to avoid making common mistakes. My goal is to close the digital gap and get businesses everywhere to stop being afraid of technology. 

Ali Mudford

Community Consultant Expert

I’m a regional development specialist with key expertise in listening and building strong collaborative narratives at pace. 

Over the years, I have fine-tuned the skill of turning large and complex problems into practical on ground solutions – walking alongside community for transformational but sustainable change. 

I have worked at multiple government levels and more recently at the senior level in the not-for-profit and charity space. 

Using my lived experience and deep knowledge of rural Australia,  I empower community leaders to navigate complex systems, create space for meaningful conversations, and explore collaboration across sectors to enable change.

I provide technical expertise and specialist advice to government, industry and other institutions on policy, strategy, research and provide voice and agency on a range of social policy agendas in rural and regional Australia.