Articles by Moya Sayer-Jones
Moya is regarded as one of Australiasia’s leading experts for NFP’s and purposeful people. She founded onlyhuman.com.au in 2005 after gathering a collection of stories about families suffering disadvantage. She’d probably describe that experience as an epiphany (if she was sure how to spell it).
Her visionary clients come from all sectors and include NSW Cancer Council, Uniting, Victorian Women’s Trust, Department of Veterans Affairs, Queensland Mental Health & the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs. Over the years, she has developed deep understanding of the sector and the passionate humans who want to make an impact. And feel the joy of making a difference.
Her first career was as a novelist (Penguin, Allen & Unwin), comic columnist and screenwriter. As the original Modern Guru for The Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend magazine, Moya mused on the mercurial dynamics of human behaviour and her own stories. These days, she is focused on helping other stories be told and heard.
Moya inspires brains to roam outside the box and encourages those brains to enjoy the feeling.
The Power of Your Stories
Often when I’m working with not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, I find myself sitting opposite a member of the Board. I look across the desk and see an accomplished, sincere and, let’s face it, very busy person and I’m always shaking my head and asking: ‘Why do they give their time? What moved them to put up their hand?’ I’m not sure many board members ask themselves these same questions though – except perhaps when facing frustrations or juggling competing priorities.