“One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. A prime function of a leader is to keep hope alive.”

-John Gardner 

Non-profit organisations (NFP) are tasked with some of the most challenging work in society today. With approximately 56,000 non-profits in Australia today, there is an estimated 4% growth to the sector each year. Non-profits, like their private sector counterparts, require diversification of revenue and strategic alignment of resources in order to remain competitive and relevant in the marketplace.  

Through extensive service to large international charities to grassroots, community organisations, it is clear the greatest source of anxiety for NFP leaders centres around one of three critical issues:

1. Leaders lack the resources they require to meet demand

2. Underperforming teams

3. A relentless expectation 'to do more with less'


raefConsulting, Pty. Ltd. CEO, Chris Wilborn, brings to each client an extensive expertise in the charitable, for-purpose sector. His background as a results-driven, relationship-oriented leader knows how to work effectively, collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders in order to enable organisations to take practical steps towards meaningful, sustainable change. 


As the principal consultant, Wilborn employs a listen-first approach to problem solving. Each client has unrestricted access to practical solutions, growth strategies and independent and lateral thinking. Several recent clients had this to say about Wilborn: 


Marilyn, NFP Board Member

"Our revenue growth increased over 70%, expanded our staffing and capacity by utilising grant procurement, grew our top investor program exponentially."


Joanne, Charity Founder

“We are a group of passionate & determined community conscious people who are dedicated to serving the needs of our young people. Our work with Chris has allowed us to create a strong foundation from which to build a long-lasting, impactful movement.”


Isabella, NFP Director & Co-founder

"Chris has been instrumental in finalising our charity’s application with ACNC, in particular our complex constitution. With Chris’s many years experience in Australia and overseas with charities there is no-one else better we could recommend than Chris. "

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Kirk, Board Chair

"Chris is not only a proven leader; he is also a man of character, compassion, and he has tremendous work ethic."