Blak Impact provides interconnected approaches to First Nations-led design, evaluation, readiness building and systems change.

What is Blak Impact?

Blak Impact is a newly established team within NCIE. Our collective years of wisdom and experience working with First Nations communities, enterprises and peoples led to the establishment of this service. Blak Impact is founded on elevating First Nations excellence and practices to deliver sustainable outcomes for communities.

What we do

Blak Design: Helping organisations to design culturally grounded and First Nations approaches and initiatives

Blak Monitoring Evaluation and Learning: Applying old and new ways to showcase change and impact through a First Nations lens

Blak Ready: Helping individuals, enterprises and communities build their readiness to think about, create and share impact differently

Blak Knowing, Doing and Being: Shaping and disrupting the system by sharing our wisdom

Projects

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Clear Horizon

Evaluation support and Community engagement

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Maranguka

Developmental evaluation and strategic advice

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Philanthropy Client

Evaluation readiness building, thought leadership and developmental evaluation

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AWRAE

Co-design and deliver training for local Aboriginal women in remote communities to conduct evaluations in real time

team

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Indu Balachandran

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

Indu Balachandran has experience with extensive strategy, management and enterprise development experience in the Indigenous and social purpose sectors in Australia.

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Indu has extensive experience with strategy, management and enterprise development in the First Nations and social purpose sectors in Australia.

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Skye Trudgett

LEAD

LEAD

Skye is First Nations researcher who has contributed to numerous evaluations and research projects including place-based, Collective Impact and government initiatives.

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Skye is a First Nations researcher who has contributed to numerous evaluations and research projects including place-based Collective Impact and government initiatives.

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Quinton Vea Vea

ASSOCIATE

Quinton is a First Nations academic with extensive experience in program design and implementation, creative engagement and First Nations leadership.

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Tylah Mundine

COMMUNICATIONS & PROJECT SUPPORT OFFICER

Tylah is a First Nations designer and digital media curator.