About

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SAZCOM is a communications consultancy with expertise in the not-for-profit sector, founded in 2008.

How we can help

We are focused on human rights,  social justice, education, disability rights, public health and innovation.

Communications:

We are public relations, media relations and government relations specialists. We will work to devise and execute a communications strategy that supports your business strategy or your policy and advocacy work. We are all about impact and outcomes.

In today’s competitive world important stories about human rights, social justice, education, disability and  public health sometimes struggle to be told.

Predominantly the domain of the not-for-profit sector, there are stories and cases that need to be presented in order to build public awareness, advocate for change, and sometimes to grab the attention of the powers that be. We know about the challenges and delights of working in the not-for-profit world.

SAZCOM is dedicated to championing the stories and work of a range of wonderful organisations, giving a voice to those who often are not heard, and shaking things up a bit when needed.

Organisational Growth:

We provide a suite of tailored management consulting services, SAZCOM has worked with many organisations, large and small, providing expertise in organisational development, leadership, strategic planning, marketing, fundraising and communications. Our people know how to drive major projects and campaigns and deliver exceptional results.

SAZCOM also manages charity partnerships and celebrity ambassador relationships for some of Australia’s leading brands and high profile campaigns.

We like to be creative.

Sara Irvine_McEvoyRichardsheadshotSara Irvine is the managing director and holds a Masters of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Technology, Sydney. Sara has worked on projects nationally and internationally and has particular expertise in leadership, stakeholder communications, speech writing and public relations. Sara was shortlisted for Publicist of the Year at Mumbrella’s  CommsCon Awards in 2014, Young Entrepreneur of the Year NSW in 2003 and won the Champion New Business NSW award in 2002.

SAZCOM was established after identifying an opportunity to provide excellent and consistent management and communications expertise to not-for-profit organisations working with constrained budgets. The business model is based on creating a virtual consulting practice bringing talented and experienced professionals together and delivering outstanding results for our clients. SAZCOM often works in an ‘in-house’ capacity, assembling professional teams, and reporting directly to Boards and CEOs.

From 2015 to 2018, at a time of considerable change in the education and disability sectors in Australia, SAZCOM focused on disability and the work of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia. Sara was the Director, Operations and Communications at First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN).

SAZCOM Consulting relaunched in August 2018 working with clients in Australia and New Zealand.

Our new website will be live in October 2018.