LDC Group works with the community, health and government sectors to strengthen their impact and shape positive social change.

How we work with people and organisations.

Planning and
Organisational planning and strategy
Supporting organisations to get where they want to be by planning creatively for the future.
Organisational development and leadership
Organisational development and leadership
Helping navigate change and transformation so people and organisations can grow.
New directions and collaborations
New directions and collaborations
Taking a big-picture view to work together for better outcomes in current and emerging spaces.
Research and evaluation
Research and evaluation
Helping organisations find out what they know, what they don't and how things can change for the better.

At the heart of our approach is a desire to improve the system of supports available to people who experience some form of disadvantage, in order for them to live meaningful lives in their community.


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Patrick Lawrence, CEO, First Step

The LDC Group were an amazing team to work with.  At every moment of the process I felt that they were fully engaged, committed, curious and invested in our project.  Through their collaborative approach my colleagues and I learnt a great deal from them about what we were trying to achieve and how to achieve it.  Their written work was clear, comprehensive and immensely valuable.  I would not hesitate to use LDC again.


Carina Martin, General Manager – HealthAbility

Over the past decade our organisation has worked with LDC across a range of projects and initiatives. They bring skills and expertise via a highly collaborative approach that delivers outcomes tailored to our organisation.

Willum Warrain

Peter Aldenhoven, EO at Willum Warrain Aboriginal Corporation

Russell Jaffe provided our Aboriginal community organisation with critical governance and policy development support when we started seven years ago. Now, as we have matured as an organisation, he has helped us once again envisioning our future via a Masterplan process. Professional, strategic and culturally responsive, we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

Ebenezer Aboriginal Corporation

Martin Smith, CEO, Ebenezer Aboriginal Corporation in Perth.

Russell provided great support to Ebenezer Aborigina Russell provided great support to Ebenezer Aboriginal Corporation on Strategic Planning and Governance training. The sessions were practical, informative and easy to understand. They enabled staff and Directors to think about their programs and responsibilities from a new perspective and the need for EAC to be up to date with the current requirements for good governance. l Corporation with our Strategic Planning and Governance training. Russell had a great balance between theory and practice and the concepts were clearly explained and well received by all who attend the sessions.

Volunteering Victoria

Scott Miller, CEO, Volunteering Victoria

The LDC Group have been instrumental to our recent success. They listened deeply, made broad and relevant connections and supplied quality every step of their engagement. We have been grateful for their pragmatism, flexibility and strategic mindset that has ensured a holistic and robust set of deliverables.

City of Port Phillip

Leo Kelly, Coordinator Community Impact and Housing, Community Building and Inclusion, City of Port Phillip

Russell and his team engaged Aboriginal and other stakeholders in meaningful discussion about the value of Aboriginal Gathering and recommendations towards delivering a wider range of options. Actions and regular communication with project leads provided clear insight into emerging findings and greater capacity to identify gaps, blockages and opportunities through the course of the research.

In the spotlight

Volunteer Management Activity (VMA) Framework for Victoria

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An exploration of gathering for the Aboriginal community in Melbourne’s inner urban south

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Organisations we've worked with

Volunteering Victoria
Australian Multicultural Community Services Inc
Australian Government - Department of Human Services
Willum Warrain
Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council
Women with Disabilities Victoria
Federation of Community Legal Centres
Wombat Housing Support Services
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