2021 Annual Snapshot

February 9, 2022
A graphic titled "The Social Deck 2021 Snapshot".

Like for most around the world, 2021 turned out to be another year of uncertainty. But uncertainty can lead to positive change, more focus, the extra push to take a risk, and the need to back ourselves!

2021 turned into another year of growth for TSD. We welcomed:

  • New team members joining from across the country
  • New major partnerships including with Australian Human Rights Commission and ANROWS
  • New clients and a range of interesting new areas of work
  • Being in a new “head office” at our Noosa precinct
  • Our B-Corp recertification.

And in uncertain times we’ve learned that a strong and cohesive team is ever more important.

Times have been challenging for many of our clients and having calm, thoughtful problem-solvers is just what the contracts ordered! We’re also grateful to our clients who have been willing to adapt and trust us to deliver in new ways.

We’re pleased to provide our annual snapshot for 2021.

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Infographic titled "The Social Deck 2021 Snapshot". In 20212, The Social Deck: expanded and maintained our team of 17; and worked on 23 projects; and engaged with 12 new clients. We engaged with 18,456 people by hosting 21 national webinars, facilitating 179 discussions and interviews, running 71 workshops and forums, 28 focus groups, and 30 surveys. We helped to tackle complex issues such as: Supporting human rights events; Consumer engagement in aged care reforms; Strengthening Australia's skills and training systems; Increasing engagement in National Cervical Screening Program; Improving knowledge of the public service in accessible and inclusive engagement practices; Supporting programs to improve employment of people with a disability; Supporting the transition to electric vehicles. We developed a range of products: 78 reports; 49 videos; 4 comms strategies; 5 engagement hubs with 59,799 total visits. We partner with or supported: 12 disability businesses/orgs; 4 Indigenous businesses/orgs. We engaged 37 Auslan interpreters and had live captioning at 46 events. We gave more than 300 hours on pro bono time, including $56,400 worth of pro bono services to our major partner the Australian Human Rights Commission. We are working towards Carbon Neutral with 15,419kg emissions saved; that's 391 tonnes offset. We're committed to net zero by 2030. In 2021, we installed roof top solar at our head office, producing more electricity than we use. We also offset the personal carbon emissions of our entire team for the year through our partnership with Greenfleet. Certified B Corporation certification renewed with a score of 116.5, in the top 6% of Aus B corp businesses. thesocialdeck.com
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Kate Bowmaker
Managing Director & Director of Communications
kate@thesocialdeck.com0435 038 720
Sam Hodgkins
Senior Design and Engagement Consultant
Vikki McIntyre
Editorial and First Nations Engagement Manager 
Patrick Wuertz
Practice Manager