Our Why

Philanthropy is not a new concept. It is the foundation that built the community sector in Australia – most charities were established through generous donations and operated purely by volunteers.

Unfortunately, the number of philanthropists or ‘changemakers’ have been steadily declining and the way people want to participate in social good is also rapidly changing. ‘Doing good’ is now competing with longer work hours, more complex lifestyles, and the likes of social media for people’s time and attention.

Whilst technology can certainly provide people with greater access to information, it can also increase social isolation, which has long-term effects on the mental health of individuals and the health of our community as a whole.

For those who are motivated to ‘do some good’, it is often very hard to find appropriate opportunities that resonate with their purpose and creates measurable impact. This leads to a decline in social participation and a lack of awareness of our current social problems.

This is where Communiteer comes in.

We’re all about creating social impact

Our online community is purpose-built to foster social participation by leveraging the technology behind social media and crowdsourcing platforms to increase user engagement and collaborative opportunities.

Communiteer aligns all communities, content and contributions on our platform to the UN Sustainable Development Goals so that you know exactly what your time and efforts are contributing to. These goals act as the universal language that aligns charities, corporates and changemakers together and measure how our collective efforts are creating social impact.

Our Social Impact

As advocates for the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we have identified the following SDGs for ourselves and have based our performance indicators around them.

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Our Team

We collaborate to help others collaborate.

Our team is multi-talented and we each play a crucial role to deliver a good user experience for our stakeholders. We are all changemakers and our purpose is in helping others fulfil theirs.

Victor Lee

Victor began his career as a management consultant specialising in HR, Change Management and Corporate Volunteering.
In 2009, he became Chief Operating Officer of Australia’s first online mental health community at Reachout, before making his mark as the General Manager of Australia’s largest Community Legal Centre.

Vincent X. Feng

After a career delivering digital technology for the likes of Optus, Foxtel and M&C Saatchi and spending years volunteering in his community, Vincent turned towards ways to combine his two passions to make a social impact.
He taught interaction design at UTS for a number of years, and has authored research on key motivating factors for online volunteering.

Muneesh Wadhwa

Muneesh is best known as the Managing Director of the CIO Network, a community of IT
Executives learning from each other. He is the Founder of Humanity in Business,
running social impact events for corporates. He now brings his corporate sales expertise to
growing Communiteer.

Joyce Cheok

Joyce comes from the corporate sector as a practicing solicitor in property law. Her local and overseas volunteer involvement in the community spans across humanitarian aid, language teaching, and community, workplace and campus engagement.

Chloe Ha

Chloe harnesses the power of collaboration, tackling the world's challenges head on with other changemakers. She enjoys building connections between purposeful individuals and raising awareness of social causes.

Ronald Cheung

Ronald has experience as Technical Lead, IT operations and Problem Manager leading teams to deliver solutions at AMP Capital before founding Save22, an omni-channel digital media marketing platform in South East Asia. Ronald now brings his expertise in managing on-and- offshore developers to rapidly iterate and develop the Communiteer platform.

Madison Bryant

Madison is a marketing and social media specialist who helps promote the social mission of for-purpose organisations. She develops marketing strategies and campaigns to engage people with social causes.

Yoon Park

Yoon is a graphic designer, illustrator and artist who brings ideas to life. She is passionate about using her skills to showcase the work of individuals and organisations who are maximising social impact.

Álvaro Lopez

Álvaro has worked across different production teams, managing a cloud platforms with different virtualization technologies. He is passionate about technology, learning about new techniques and tools for user engagement.

Communiteer’s mission is to facilitate social impact via cross-sector collaboration

Causes
Social Awareness

We help individuals and organisations discover, learn and align themselves with the UN Sustainable Development Goals that they believe in.

Contributions
Social Participation

We work with organisations to create opportunities for individuals to get involved in ways that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Communities
Social Inclusion

We enable values-aligned individuals and mission-aligned organisations to collaborate with one another through online communities.