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.

A_BCorp_logo_POSOur specialty is in supporting local change projects; combining engagement, participatory design and behaviour change tools to help communities tackle local issues.

Local Change
  • Community engagement
  • Community-based Social Marketing
  • Lean Behaviour Change
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration and workshops
  • Research and case studies
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Strategic Communications
  • Communication Strategy
  • Reaching Indigenous and CALD audiences
  • Brand positioning
  • Government relations
  • Internal communication and organisational change
our work

Digital Strategy & Tools
  • Digital Strategies
  • Social Media
  • Online engagement & Community building
  • Website design
  • App development
  • Innovation
our work


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

Our clients

            sunshine coast council logo  digital sunshine coast centre for regional and remote mental health RDA Sunshine Coast
social services  World Vision   department of health    Emergency Medicine Foundation             industry logo
African Rainforest Conservancy   pollinate energy   Razistan
Charity Sub   Warning Label Games   julia burns consulting   ollo mobile  salaryone
pollinate energy African Rainforest Conservancy World Vision bric housing sunnykids

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

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.

Our Team

Kate Bowmaker

Kate Bowmaker

Director - Communications

15 years experience in strategic communication in environment, health, Indigenous affairs and social services.

Steven Speldewinde

Steven Speldewinde

Director - Design, Digital & Innovation

Innovator, entrepreneur, community builder and digital strategist with experience in public health policy and reform.

Melanie Butcher

Melanie Butcher

Director - Social Impact

Technical writer and editor, evaluator and social impact enthusiast with experience across mining and resources.

Kat Franks

Kat Franks

Outreach Coordinator

Community development professional who loves working with people and sharing new ideas.

Louisa Scrivener

Louisa Scrivener

Communication Coordinator

Strategic thinker with extensive communication, partnership development and issues management experience in government and the private sector.
Justin Franks

Justin Franks

Online Manager

Specialising in creating online tools and environments that help to manage projects and engage people in new initiatives.


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.

Hayley Barrett

Hayley Barrett


Creates 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.

Nick Chadwick

Nick Chadwick


Nick 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.

Madeleine Clifford

Madeleine Clifford

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:

Board of Advisers

As a B-Corp certified business we have an established Board of Advisers made up of passionate professionals with expertise across government, public health policy, environment, protected area management, HR and organisational change, and economic development.

 Insights on behaviour change, social marketing and community engagement

We support Australian innovation