Inner Development key to achieve sustainable business growth: Our InsideOut Model

Inner Development key to achieve sustainable business growth: Our InsideOut Model

By Anna Moegerlein, Deputy CEO   In the realm of economic development, a critical realization has emerged—the need for a holistic approach that integrates Inner Development with Enterprise Development. We’ve spent years testing and refining our approach to coaching and capability building, and our belief in its effectiveness has been galvanised as we’ve witnessed results for ourselves and those we’ve coached, both personally and professionally.    Fostering holistic growth: The synergy of Inner and Enterprise Development Equipping people with the necessary technical skills to start ... READ MORE

Building Resilient Food Systems: Future Healthy Food Hubs

Building Resilient Food Systems: Future Healthy Food Hubs

In 2022 we began a project in partnership with VicHealth and STREAT to provide business support to seven regional food hubs across Victoria. Running until 2024, the program aims to ensure the long-term financial viability and sustainability of the food hubs, thereby supporting their local communities and addressing local challenges within the food systems sector. Here’s an overview of the program's progress so far. In 2022, VicHealth announced the Future Healthy Food Hubs initiative, a $4 million investment in seven regional Food Hubs across the state, aiming to improve community ... READ MORE

Collaborative Strategy Development for Sustainable NFPs: 5 Minutes with Brigid Canny, YLab

Collaborative Strategy Development for Sustainable NFPs: 5 Minutes with Brigid Canny, YLab

Learn how YLab collaborated with TDi to develop its new strategic plan, gaining clarity and confidence in its business model. Brigid Canny, Executive Director of YLab, highlights TDi's flexible approach, coaching, and relationship-building in this 5-minute interview, providing insight into how TDi helps NFPs achieve their mission. READ MORE

International Development: 3 Solutions for a New Approach to Capacity Building

International Development: 3 Solutions for a New Approach to Capacity Building

TDi associate Kate Wilson examines the flaws in traditional international development strategies, and offers a new approach to capacity building with three powerful solutions. READ MORE

International Women’s Day 2023: Driving Economic Empowerment for PNG Women through Digital Accessibility and Innovation

International Women’s Day 2023: Driving Economic Empowerment for PNG Women through Digital Accessibility and Innovation

Learn how a comprehensive Inner Development coaching program with digital accessibility helped overcome unique challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in PNG and drive economic empowerment, especially during the pandemic. READ MORE

Kylie-Lee Bradford: Forging New Paths for First Nations Business

Kylie-Lee Bradford: Forging New Paths for First Nations Business

We recently welcomed Kylie to the TDi team. Kylie brings a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship as well as rich heritage and story from her Kakadu roots. Kylie is passionate about opening up opportunities for First Nations business to support and give back to their communities.   Kylie-Lee Bradford officially joined the TDi team in July this year as our First Nations Lead, but she’s been a friend and partner with us for a number of years now. Bringing with her a rich experience from growing up on Country in Kakadu, Kylie’s knowledge of native botanicals and bush foods goes ... READ MORE

9 Mindsets of my Favourite Difference Makers

9 Mindsets of my Favourite Difference Makers

TDi Senior Consultant Isaac Jeffries shares the philosophies and habits that are the hallmarks of his favourite difference-makers. This is a concrete list of practices and mindsets for working in community, and maintaining connection to people without burning out or burning others. READ MORE

Bilum: The Power of Story to Drive Inclusive Economic Growth

Bilum: The Power of Story to Drive Inclusive Economic Growth

by Annie Smits, TDi CEO   In May this year we attended the first official public screening of The Bilum Story, hosted by the AUS-PNG Network at The Lowy Institute in Sydney. Before the screening, I introduced the film to a crowded room, by bringing to the fore a little bit of background and TDi's heart-connection to PNG, and I'm sharing this speech with you here today. It's a bit of a love letter to PNG, to bilum, and to the weavers, and it's part of our ongoing recognition of the importance of the creative and cultural industries as a whole.      Tonight you ... READ MORE

Introducing: Accelerate with IBA 2022 Cohort

Introducing: Accelerate with IBA 2022 Cohort

Our 'Accelerate with IBA' Showcase on April 7 was a great success. It's been an incredible six-month journey as we partnered with Indigenous Business Australia once again to equip a new cohort of business owners to grow, learn new skills, and explore their social impact. All our participants are now looking for funding and partnership, market support and introductions, or industry connections. Read on to learn more about each of these impressive entrepreneurs, and let us know how we can help some partnerships blossom. Tamara Wonky Lines Counselling Tamara is a Kamillaroi woman from ... READ MORE

5 Minutes with Difference Maker Tammy: Ethical Innovation in First Nations Fashion

5 Minutes with Difference Maker Tammy: Ethical Innovation in First Nations Fashion

The challenges of ethical production in the fashion industry are many, but they lead to innovation and creative problem solving. We sat down with Difference Maker Tammy Saville and discussed the joys and challenges of starting her own children’s label, and how the IBA Accelerator is providing practical assistance in helping her meet her social impact goals.  READ MORE

Meet Difference Maker, Ruth

Meet Difference Maker, Ruth

Ruth has worked closely with us on several projects including the Laikim Sister program, as well as our ongoing work with bilum. READ MORE

Holiday Recommendations – 21/22

Holiday Recommendations – 21/22

Looking for some reading, listening or watching recommendations for the holiday season?Throughout the year, in our Newsletter, we have shared various recommendations for reading, listening and watching. We share some of these below that you might like to enjoy over the holiday period. Simon Sinek often comes up in our conversations when we're talking about concepts and resources. We often use The Golden Circle framework that Sinek introduced in his Start with Why book when working with social enterprises and organisations. Annie recently came across this ABC interview with Ash Barty's ... READ MORE

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