The SOCIAL DECK helps organisations to reach and engage people in actions that have a positive impact on society and the environment.
We are a social business specialising in strategic communications, stakeholder and community engagement, digital strategy and social marketing campaigns. We provide consultancy services to government agencies, businesses, social enterprises and not-for-profits to help them achieve change.
Our specialty is in supporting local change projects; combining engagement, participatory design and behaviour change tools to help communities tackle local issues.
- 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
FOR PURPOSE BANK
We allocate 10% of all paid hours into our ‘for purpose bank’, to be used for projects to benefit society and the environment.
So far, we’ve delivered
hours toward purpose driven projects
About The Social Deck
As a B-Corp certified social business, The Social Deck reinvests its profits back into projects, resources and services that have a positive impact on society and the environment.
Our experienced team of directors and network of consultants have diverse backgrounds in Australian public policy, social services, health, environment, community development, Indigenous affairs, resources and business. We understand the challenges facing communities and the value that effective communications, community and stakeholder engagement and collaboration bring to organisations, from national entities to local community groups.
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 encourage collaboration and 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 advocate for investment in local change because we believe community-based innovation and behaviour change that is tailored to the specific needs of communities has the most impact.
We advocate for the sharing of ideas and innovations because we believe in Australians making ideas happen and that Australian innovation will be a catalyst to help communities address social and environmental challenges.
We support the idea that business can have positive impact. As a B-Corp certified business we use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and are recognised as meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.
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.
Director - Communications15 years experience in strategic communication in environment, health, Indigenous affairs and social services.
Director - Design, Digital & Innovation
Innovator, entrepreneur, community builder and digital strategist with experience in public health policy and reform.
Director - Social ImpactTechnical writer and editor, evaluator and social impact enthusiast with experience across mining and resources.
We work with a network of consultants to deliver specialist expertise in campaign development, creative design, website and app development, writing and editorial services, stakeholder engagement and research.
DesignCreates brand and digital experiences that deliver maximum impact. Hayley has provided creative and strategic communication solutions to businesses, including leading national brands Toyota, Lexus, McGrath Real Estate and Healthy Life.
DesignNick is currently completing an MBA in Social Impact, Nick provides graphic design services for The Social Deck and other clients, integrating his knowledge of design thinking for social innovation to his work.
Strategic communications and campaigns
Extensive experience in strategic communications, campaigns, stakeholder and community engagement, media and social media management in government, business and the not-for-profit sector. Read more about Madeleine: https://elevenstrategic.com/who/