At Good Foundations we put purpose and passion before profit, and only engage highly experienced practitioners to deliver projects. That’s right, you won’t find theoretical consultants here, you will find people who have ‘been there and done it’. After completing an initial piece of work, 90% of our clients ask us back to help with something else. We think that’s a pretty good hit rate.
Our range of specialist services is wide and deep, but we’ll only work on projects where we can really help you increase your impact and where we think we fit and can contribute - if we’re not the right team for you, we’ll refer you on to someone else.
We build long term relationships with our clients and place great value on getting to the heart of the matter - no sugar coating here, or fluffy jargon that no one understands. We create practical solutions, that work for all involved, and importantly, we try to make it enjoyable for everyone.
This is what our clients say
Sincere thanks for your contribution to the Board meeting. You challenged us and helped steer a course involving unanimity of purpose and a sense of genuine excitement about the future. This due in no small part to the way you led us through the discussion.
John Oster - Executive Director, Regional Arts Australia
Good Foundations delivered so far above and beyond our expectations; you have added so much value to our organisation and helped at a fundamental level to help us remember and refine our purpose and direction. You helped us really tease out our unique value proposition which was invaluable. You really can't put a price tag on the help Good Foundations has provided to us as an organisation.
Dr Jimi Wollumbin - Founder & CEO, One Health Organisation
Stephen Penny came highly recommended and he also managed to exceed our already high expectations. From the start of our engagement with him, he stood out from other consultants we were in contact with. Unlike the others which left us feeling unsure about exactly what outcomes would be achieved, Stephen was able to very clearly present how he and his team would take our start-up organisation from ideas to a robust business model. Our board of directors were impressed by the professionalism and value-add of our workshop with Good Foundations. We look forward to continuing to work with Stephen and would highly recommend him and his team to other organisations.
Trish Leonard - CEO, Australian Institute of Neuro-rehabilitation
Alisa, Margy and I have always felt that the best thing we ever did as a Board was appoint Good Foundations. Seriously, you have been that good!
Sally Carbon - Director, Australian Sports Foundation
Good Foundations were able to understand our organisation quickly, including our key drivers and challenges. Stephen has a broad range of commercially-relevant skills, which he has been able to use to bring practical value to us. We certainly valued Good Foundations’ input, they have extremely capable individuals, and I would certainly encourage other organisations to talk to them about how they could help in a wide range of areas.
Mike Wilson - CEO, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The Good Foundations team demonstrates an inspiring combination of intellect, compassion and commitment to the success of high-impact organisations. They assisted our organisation with high level financial advice at a time of significant internal transformation. The speed with which they understood our business, its pressing financial needs and the sensitivity required when making difficult decisions, gave us confidence, clarity and an enhanced ability to achieve financial sustainability.
Emma-Kate Rose - General Manager, Food Connect Brisbane
We initially used Good Foundations to undertake a risk assessment of the organisation. They developed three documents which have become our global risk management tools which we use at Board level. We were very impressed with the quality and usability of the work, so we asked them back for further work. Good Foundations have helped us with our strategic direction, risk, finance and operations over a 12 month period, they pick up the issues fast and run with it, with minimal direction. I highly recommend Good Foundations and we would certainly use them again.
Susan Biggs - Chief Executive Officer, The Adara Group
We invited Stephen Penny to participate on the opening panel at our Charities and Aged Care National Forum. The insights that Stephen shared with the audience went beyond our expectations. He was able to provide practical solutions to the issues raised, sympathise with the concerns of members in the audience and provide unique insights on the charities industry. The panel session was a great success and it would not have been possible without Stephen’s contribution. The Institute is extremely grateful for Stephen’s time and commitment and look forward to working with him further on future Institute NFP initiatives.
Narmatha Sivapalan - Senior Training Consultant, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia