Helping Group: Who are we?

Our origin, our projects, our vision.

Dan Ferguson
Helping Group
2 min readOct 23, 2021

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Photo by Christian Bass on Unsplash

Summer 2020. Australia is engulfed in flames. Unlike past fire seasons, this crisis is impossible to ignore. The air is thick with smoke, obscuring our iconic clear blue summer skies. On the news, on social media, in overheard conversations, these fires and those displaced by them are the only topic of discussion.

It was in the midst of this disaster that Daniel, the organisation’s founder, had the idea to link fire affected evacuees with those who had beds to spare. This small project, named Helping Homes, quickly grew into something much bigger, with scope to soon reach well beyond fire relief.

One year later, Helping Group is now a not-for-profit organisation boasting over 20 members. Helping Group’s mission is to combat current problems with digital

solutions so the Australian people can connect and thrive together. Every day we fulfill this ambition as our varied new initiatives emerge onto the digital landscape.

Need help preparing your property for bush fire season? Want to shop local but don’t know where to go? Interested in learning more about important historical figures who were a part of the LBGTQI+ community? Helping Group is the organisation for you.

Our organisation is an ecosystem. The initiatives within are interconnected and give us insights as to how to move forward and fulfil our mission in creating positive change. Our wide scope is what sets us apart and motivates us to continually move forward. With the enthusiasm of our dedicated members, there are no ideas too big, no topics off limits.

Helping Group’s vision is to create impactful change through digital advancements, to better people’s lives globally. With a strong foundation in values of teamwork, innovation and integrity, we can be certain that we will achieve this goal.

If Helping Group sounds like an organisation that you want to be a part of, or if you have a big idea and the enthusiasm to bring it to life, reach out to us at contact@helping.group. We are constantly evolving and there is always a seat at our table.

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Dan Ferguson
Helping Group

A solutions architect and software developer with an understanding of holistic design; seeking to create digitally enabled change for good.