Volunteer Profile: Business Development Manager, Nick Terrone

Nick-Terrone

Empowering communities to reduce inequalities isn’t an easy job; it involves our board, funders, volunteers and project partner, Human and Hope Association, working together. We are especially grateful for our volunteers who combine their passions and skills to advocate and raise funds for our work. This week, we are shining the spotlight on our Sydney-based Business Development Manager, Nick Terrone. Nick has spent the past week in Siem Reap on our Purpose and Philanthropy Field Trip, which has further strengthened his passion for Human and Hope Association Inc.

Tell us about your professional background?

I’m a Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Speaker, Author and Healer.
What drew you to volunteer for HHA Inc?

It was basically the CEO, Sally Hetherington OAM, herself. We both used to volunteer together at a Sydney Inner city charity.

Why is local empowerment so important?
Because anyone looking to help a community but is not born and raised in that community (no matter which country it is), should not and can not possibly know what the people born and raised in that community actually need to improve their future.
What motivates you to stay involved?

At first it was following Sally’s journey when she was in Cambodia, but being on the philanthropy trip at this very moment, now the motivation is from having directly visited HHA as well as having met the people who make HHA a daily success.

What do you do as part of your role?

It’s always about fund raising. I’m distributing coin tins at local businesses in Sydney and also looking to connect solopreneurs to HHA in order to help encourage small business to help in any way they can.

What contribution or achievement are you most proud of?

My monthly donations for the past five years and the impact they have made.

Does anyone in your life play a role in supporting your involvement?

Yep, Sally.

What is your dream for HHA Inc?

That in 5yrs-10yrs all HHA Cambodia’s current workers and students have created their own individual and collective success in their own lives and in the lives of their community in such a way that HHA and its current work is redundant.

What is the motto you live by?
‘The purpose of life is to find your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away’

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