The Xfactor Collective

The Xfactor Collective is an innovative new Australian community of specialists who help organisations during times of change, challenge and transformation.

We comprise a growing community of pre-vetted, highly experienced independent consultants and specialist agencies who work individually and collectively on projects. All our specialists have held leadership positions in the sector, have a minimum of 7 years experience in their specialisation (average 10-15 years), and have all been reference checked 7 times, to enable us to build a trusted community.

In the area of fundraising, our consultants and specialist agencies are regarded some of the best in the country, having collectively raised hundreds of millions across every cause area, and for hundreds of organisations.

We comprise 40+ specialists across 300+ areas of specialisation and we work with 20+ different types of clients, ranging from charities to social enterprise, local government to business owners, hospitals to universities, private philanthropists and grantmakers, B Corps to peak bodies.

Our social mission is to make life easier to be a social changemaker, and we have an exciting change agenda for the coming 10 years.

One such innovation is our unique sector-first Concierge service that triages your needs, makes recommendations on best way to resource your project needs, and matches you up with a specialist consultant or agency.

Another is our business network membership for specialist consultants and agencies, that aims to make life easier for this often over-looked group of changemakers. We help our specialists connect, collaborate and innovate.

As a social enterprise, we invest back in our mission by increasing equity and access for social changemakers, including our investment to develop the THE X-CHANGE video library comprising 140+ short videos.

“It’s great to have a quality alternative to the Big 4 advisory firms, that also supports the many talented specialists in Australia.” – Tim Jackson, Former President, Volunteering Australia


We cover 300+ areas of specialisation across these main categories:

– Boards, Governance

– Strategic Planning

– Finance, Auditing, Legal

– Project Management

– People & Culture, Wellbeing

– Recruitment and HR

– Philanthropy and Grantmaking

– Corporate Social Responsibility

– Fundraising and Partnerships

– Grant, Tender and Submission Applications

– Marketing, Brand & Communications

– Technology, IT, CRM, Data, Analytics

– Measurement & Evaluation

– Outcomes & Impact Reporting


– Fundraising Strategy

– Appeals

– Bequests

– Capital Campaign Development & Management

– Case for Support Development

– Cause Based Fundraising

– Charity Walks

– Collective Giving and Giving/Donor Circles

– Community Business Partnerships

– Corporate Partnerships

– Corporate Social Responsibility

– Donor & Fundraising Performance/Reviews/Analytics

– CRM Needs Analysis, Project Management and Implementation

– Crowd funding

– Digital Fundraising

– Donor Segmentation

– Donor Acquisition and Retention

– Email Campaigns

– Event Fundraising

– Giving Days

– Gala Balls

– Grantseeker Workshops

– Grant Writing / Critique Services

– Grants Management Systems

– Income Diversification

– Major Gifts and Major Donors

– Monitoring and Evaluation

– Membership Programs

– Prospect Research

– Sponsorships

– Sustainability Planning

– Trusts/Foundations

– Workplace Giving


– Consulting

– Coaching

– Mentoring

– Facilitation

– Workshops

– Online Courses

– Health Checks

– Training

– Brokering

– Public Speaking

– Temporary Positions

– Interim CEOs


Contact us via email or our website, and we will set up a time for you to speak with one of our Concierge Managers: