Our Advisors


Joan Staples

Dr Joan Staples has had a career in policy and advocacy across a range of NGO sectors – environment, Indigenous affairs, international development, consumers, and social services.  Currently, as an Honorary Principal Research Fellow at RMIT, she publishes on the democratic role of NGOs here.


Larissa Baldwin

Larissa is the Co Founder of Seed -- Australia's first indigenous youth climate network and now works for GetUp! in their human rights team. She brings deep connections and experience with Seed and the Australian Youth Climate Coalition; two organisations that have developed expertise in training and developing networks of young people to take action on strategic national campaigns.


Sonya Tirtajaya

Having spent the last ten years leading major community building campaigns for local government and not-for-profits, Sonya co-founded call centre Community Shapers in 2014. Sonya’s strengths lie in project management, as well as community education, outreach and mobilisation around progressive issues. Sonya has worked for Manly Council, the Canberra Environment Centre, Greenpeace, AusAID, and GetUp!. She holds a Masters of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development from the Australian National University.


Tony Mohr

Tony trained as a mechanical engineer and led the Climate Campaign Team at the Australian Conservation Foundation for many years. He has vast experience working with NGOs and at the grassroots level in the climate movement and currently leads the Alliance for Gambling reform comprising 60 organisations.


We are a lean team that makes every dollar count. Our overheads are small so that we can prioritise our funds to make the biggest impact possible.

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