Community Connections

Supporting our local community is vital

Peter Di Girolamo has worked with not for profit organisations and charities to establish: a community café, working amongst homeless people and assisting to house people who are at risk of homelessness, set up welfare programs, draft up policies and procedures and assist in obtaining grants through various funding bodies.
Our expertise is in working with the community sector and knowing how to deal with all sorts of challenges that may arise in completing projects and reaching objectives.
Thrive Business Solutions can provide support around outreach programs, networking with government stakeholders, funding bodies and training volunteers to meet the demands of the sector.
Not for profit organisations need a number of skills to navigate through a raft of compliance issues to funding bodies, members and government agencies.

Strengths Peter brings to community programs

Project/Program Co-ordination and Community Services
  • Directs and coordinates the activities of a range of people in order to meet organisational objectives
  • Responds to enquiries and resolve problems concerning services within their area of responsibility
  • Prepares reports about the organisation’s activities and program or project achievements
  • Oversees the gathering and analysis of information about the projects undertaken
  • Advises senior management on matters requiring attention, and implement management decisions
  • Administers the work undertaken by contractors
  • Reviews and develops administrative systems and procedures
  • Defines the risks associated with a project, and implement strategies to reduce these risks
  • Determines project or program costs, develops a budget plan and monitors ongoing costs
  • Determines the scope and size of the project and the requirements for each stage
  • Decides on a timeline and schedule for the project and ensure that all targets are met
  • Monitors the quality performance of a program or project
  • Acts as a point of contact between clients and community or government services
  • Conducts individual or family case interviews to identify clients’ circumstances and requirements
  • Writes case reports and make recommendations on most appropriate services available for clients
  • Refer clients to other community organisations that provide more appropriate services
Work and Team
  • Works with limited supervision and demonstrates initiative on matters
  • Makes critical judgements to appropriately allocate priorities
  • Completes routine tasks in a timely manner whilst allowing time for unexpected priorities
  • Deals with sensitive and confidential issues, is aware of the Privacy Act
  • Handles organisational change efficiently and is not troubled by change
  • Experienced in working with and supervising staff and believes in leading by example
  • Works well in a team environment and responds well to team initiatives and ideas
  • Interacts professionally and develops relationships with stakeholders, the public and team members
  • Successfully motivates self and staff to achieve optimum results
Challenges/Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Analyses and investigates problems, and researches positive and innovative outcomes
Communication/Client Service
  • Communicates effectively with people from diverse economic, social and skill backgrounds
  • Confident and articulate in communicating over the telephone as well as being capable of interpreting, understanding and carrying out verbal and written instructions
  • Investigates, researches and completes reports and other business and policy documentation
  • Responds well to client requests and needs, and provides information in a timely manner
  • Handles client concerns/issues with empathy and by following organisational protocols
Computer, Compliance and Representation
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and the Internet
  • Knowledge of WHS regulations, Ethical Practice, EEO and the Privacy Act
  • Consistently follows policies, procedures and standards
  • Represents the organisation professionally and ethically at all times
  • Diploma of Community Services Work (Distinction) Hunter TAFE NSW 2014
  • Advanced Diploma Business Management, Federation University Australia 2010


Work experience in the Community Sector

Management CommitteeHunter Homeless Connect
Former Chairman – Hunter Region Neighbourhood Centre Forum (NSW)
Former Chairman – Lavenda Springs Child Development Foundation (Kenya)
Secretary – Williamtown Jets Rugby League Football Club NSW
Macquarie Care
Westlakes Women’s and Children’s Refuge (NSW)
Wesley Mission Newcastle
C3 Church Central Coast
Newcastle Care

Realise the value having a professional can make to your cause

What most not-for-profits and like-minded causes don’t often realise is that it takes time and resources to achieve presence and awareness in the local community. Peter has a passion and skillset that can help. Thrive is connected to the community, and will always go that extra mile to help.

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Peter successfully planted a church in the Newcastle region that reached out to the community with a message of faith, hope and love. His contagious energy and enthusiasm has impacted countless numbers of people

Christopher Brown M.Ed.Stud., B.Ed., Dip.Min

Senior Pastor, C3 Church Central Coast

Peter came along at just the right time for us. He offered experience and passion that has carried our project forward. His work is effective and efficient- not only did he meet deadlines, and connect us with new opportunities but he reported back and documented the progress and possibilities along the way . If you need experience, enthusiasm and results for your business or project then consider Peter from Thrive Business Solutions. Our experience has been more than positive!

Jennifer Wendtman

Director, Macquarie Care

Peter has been the Secretary and former Sports Chaplain of the Williamtown Jets Rugby League Football Club since 2012 and his support of players, staff, sponsors and volunteers has been commendable.

In 2014 the Williamtown Jets won the premiership and all the members in our management committee have selflessly volunteered their skills to help the club both on and off the field.

Ray Simpson

OAM President, Williamtown Jets RLFC