The SOCIAL DECK helps organisations to collaborate, innovate and engage people in actions that have a positive impact on society and the environment.
We are a social business specialising in innovative local change by combining community engagement, participatory design, communication and behaviour change to help organisations tackle local issues and implement innovative ideas. We also provide consultancy services in strategic communication, stakeholder engagement, partnership development and digital strategy to all levels of government, not-for-profits, social enterprises and businesses. Our services give you the end-to-end strategy development and project implementation needed to create real change.
- Community engagement
- Community-based Social Marketing
- Lean Behaviour Change
- Collaboration and workshops
- Research and case studies
- Communication Strategy
- Reaching Indigenous and CALD audiences
- Brand positioning
- Government relations
- Internal communication and organisational change
Digital Strategy & Tools
- Digital Strategies
- Social Media
- Online engagement & Community building
- Website design
- App development
We allocate 10% of all paid hours into our ‘probono bank’, to be used by not-for-profits and social enterprises.
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Our mission is to help engage more people in ideas, activities and causes that make a positive difference to communities, the environment and individuals.
We are committed to connecting government, industry, business, social enterprise and not-for-profits to better leverage ideas, products and services that create social change. We provide tools and advice to organisations to help them work collaboratively with others to tackle social and environmental issues.
We advocate for local change. We believe that community-based innovation and behaviour change campaigns tailored to communities can have the most impact on social and environmental issues, when supported by policy and funding.
We share a vision and passion for promoting Australian innovation, particularly innovation that helps Australian communities to address social and environmental challenges.
The Social Deck is led by three Directors – Kate Bowmaker, Steven Speldewinde and Melanie Butcher – who each bring their own unique knowledge and expertise spanning communication and engagement, innovation, behaviour change, issues management, community relations, digital strategy and web design, community building, social impact design and strategy development.
Managing Director15 years experience in strategic communication in environment, health, Indigenous affairs and social services.
Managing DirectorInnovator, entrepreneur, community builder and digital strategist with experience in public health policy and reform.
Associate DirectorTechnical writer and editor, evaluator and social impact enthusiast with experience across mining and resources.
We are dedicated to making a difference and have established The Social Deck as a social business that reinvests profits back into projects, resources and services that have positive impacts on society and the environment. With diverse backgrounds in Australian public policy, social services, health, environment community development and Indigenous affairs, our team understands the challenges facing communities. We combine our understanding of and experience in national policy and communication programs, with a community-based approach to identifying innovative solutions to local issues, developing partnerships at all levels, and implementing better ways to engage people in actions and causes for good.