2016 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll inductee, Natalie Bramble grew up in family businesses with parents who believed in contributing to the community through volunteering and sponsorship efforts.
Since her move to Dubbo in 1997, Natalie has been actively involved in supporting non-profits through managing and improving events such as the Rotary Christmas Fair and Rotoract Antique Fair and has been an active member of community non-profit boards including the Macquarie Conservatorium of Music and the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre.
All her volunteering efforts are skills based, where Natalie offers her consultancy and business development expertise to the non-profit and social enterprise sector. It was her work as a consultant that led to her identifying the inequality of access to knowledge, tools and professional development opportunities in regional and remote communities.
Her frustration led her to volunteering her time and seed funding, a contribution of $225000 to create and co-found a non-profit organisation that delivers online education – both expert to industry and peer to peer. Importantly, the business model she developed returns profits for sector education and provides a revenue stream for non-profits who share information and knowledge.
Natalie is another shining example of women who donate their time to improving our rural communities and neighbourhoods.
The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll was developed to improve recognition of the important role women volunteers play within NSW rural communities and acknowledge them.
If you know of a rural women who makes your community a better place to live you can nominate her at 2018 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.
Nominations close Monday 30 July 2018.
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