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What people say about our training


"Thank you very much for your great training session on Monday. There was some resistance to governance training and a perception that it would be boring, however you targeted the information at our level and our needs, knew enough background to contextualise our operations, and challenged the Board to consider why and how things are currently done. It was an enjoyable afternoon."

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"It is very refreshing to be presented to by a real subject matter expert and not just a facilitator working from notes. Your style, delivery and humour made it a very enjoyable few hours indeed."

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"As a clinical social worker with over 20 years experience, I would like to let you know that I learnt more from you in 45 minutes than I have learnt from ANY in-service I have attended - many I have paid an absolute fortune for."

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"It was a FANTASTIC workshop. Collectively and individually, we walked away with new information and many new ideas. We're very confident that we'll be able to immediately apply much of what was covered. Thank you!"

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"Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday's forum. It was the best fun, most practical and productive workshop I have been to in years."

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"Thank you for the great seminar, I learnt many strategies and approaches that are beneficial not only to grant writing but the efficient management of our small not-for-profit organisation where every minute and cent counts."

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"It was a FANTASTIC workshop. Collectively, and individuality, we walked away with new information and many new ideas. We're very confident that we'll be able to immediately apply much of what was covered."

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"The community response to your presentation was excellent, and I felt that you provided relevant, interesting and beneficial information to those in attendance. Your presentation ensured the success of the evening."

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"Just a little email to thank-you so very much for your time and efforts on Friday at the workshop. I learnt so much. If only every community organisation had Patrick Moriarty guiding them!"

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"I found the Masterclass a stimulating and insightful day at both a theoretical and practical level. I have found myself drawing on much of the content in very useful ways already!! Thanks to all involved who made the day so enjoyable and inspiring!"

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"I was most impressed with the level of governance training being made available for community organisations and commend this great initiative."

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"Patrick was brilliant - he really knows his stuff!!"

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"I am certain the winning grants workshop will assist as I apply for the various grants for our drought affected community. Pat Moriarty is an inspirational speaker and it to be congratulated for presenting this innovative workshop."

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"I just wanted to say thank you for the seminar this morning and all the wisdom and advice you provided. I have done (other fundraising courses) but found this was more focused and directed. The notes are great and I so enjoyed the session."

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"Thank you for your excellent grant writing workshop in Townsville. Your presentation was very informative, and was well-received by all who attended. You obviously have a very thorough knowledge of the secrets of successful grants writing ... More importantly, you can convey this information in simple, practical terms that audiences can easily understand and adopt."

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"The evaluations clearly indicate the Our Community presentation was rated as one of the most useful and practical. Thank you so much for your participation and allowing time to talk with individuals about their projects."

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"Wacko! You guys just go from strength to strength."

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"I just wanted to say thank you! I found the workshop really interesting and useful. I love Our Community!"

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"I have everything now, thank you. My certificate IV is very special to me as I am 57 and this is actually the first 'official' qualification I have ever achieved despite my rise up the Corporate ladder during my 40 years in the workforce. I go to my first meeting as a Committee Member in January. Without your course this would not have been possible!"

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"Can't quite say it too loudly but THANK YOU SO MUCH for the Cert IV course in last week."

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"After going through the submitted evaluation forms, a consistent theme has been your knowledge and presentation skills in engaging the audience and in motivating them to get out and start applying for grants!"

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"We have had excellent feedback from both sessions... 99% of the participants reported that they learned something new and now feel more confident about submission writing and project planning and budgeting. I think this is a really fantastic outcome and a real credit to the presenter Kate Caldecott."

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"One of the participants who attended the submission writing workshop phoned me last week to tell me that she was so inspired by the workshop that she went home and wrote an application the same day. She said that after attending the workshop the questions on the application form all made sense and it seemed a very straightforward process."

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"There were a lot of very positive comments, particularly about Kate's expertise, energy, enthusiasm and down-to-earth, practical approach and the relevance of the information/examples."

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"I would also like to say how refreshing it was to have such a talented facilitator. It really makes the day out to Melbourne worthwhile and refreshing, as some of the professional development I have attended over the past year or two have been a bit painful to sit through. Just wanted to say thank you for an inspiring day!"

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"I just thought I'd drop a line and say THANK YOU! What an amazing morning. To be in the presence of such amazing people was so motivating."

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"Thank you to Patrick for such an awesome and extremely informative seminar! Looking forward to attending more seminars from him."

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"I just wanted to pass on my appreciation to you and Kate regarding the seminar on Friday. The feedback was fantastic and you were both a joy to work with!"

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"I really enjoyed the session and found the information really helpful. I thought the practical approach worked really well and using the examples of the group brought the words to life and made it all the more interesting."

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"The seminar was excellent; Patrick was an engaging presenter (and I appreciated his injections of humour), and the information provided was usefully practical and great value for money. I would certainly recommend it to others."

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"I want to say that I found this course extremely useful and the presentation was one of the best I have ever attended."

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"After attending numerous workshops over the years on how to apply for grants I was inspired by Patrick's enthusiasm, knowledge and fresh approach in this area. Well done for a very informative, professional presentation."

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"Thanks for a great seminar; it was well worth the trip down the Hume Highway to attend! I picked up a lot of key points and tricks of the trade. I found Patrick to be a really great speaker, he had my attention all the way through."

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"I have so much to report back, I will be recommending other members come along next time. I look forward to other seminars or any updates!"

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"The seminar was fantastic and from my perspective, having never written or attempted writing a grant application before, I feel well-equipped and even excited to attempt my first application! Who would have thought? The information was delivered clearly and at a steady pace, allowing time for taking notes and sharing the circumstances. I would highly recommend it to others."

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"Just a bit of positive feedback. This was a fabulous workshop - very relevant information and plenty of it. I walked away from the day with tools that I will certainly apply to the future."

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"I was able to attend the Secrets of Successful Boards last Monday. The seminar was really good, great info and moved at a good speed. Never again shall I allow meetings to drag on! Met some interesting folk too."

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"Please pass on my 'thank you' to Patrick Moriarty for an excellent, thought-provoking seminar. I appreciated his time and the way he shared his expertise. A talented person and an excellent presenter. "

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"I wish to acknowledge the sound and practical advice and ideas which were provided throughout the afternoon. Please convey our sincere appreciation to Patrick Moriarty for an extremely informative session."

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"The help on planning a funding strategy alone was worth the price in itself, and the structure, planning and template advice has already been adopted within (our organisation). The information was to the point and has provided us with a template for funding activities for the coming three years."

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"This was the best fundraising seminar I've been to, so many thanks to Patrick. All I have to do now is out all the thousands of ideas into action."

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"I want to say thank you to you all - that was the best by far workshop on grants I have been to so far. I came back to Adelaide more enthused and am already looking up grants."

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"I want to thank you on behalf of the participants, the sponsoring organisations and myself. It is obvious that you have a passion and deep understanding of the issues related to risk management and I appreciate your willingness to share that knowledge with the group."

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