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NSF Consulting offers evaluation and social research services for the community sector. The company was established in 2004 by Natalie Fisher, who works either independently, or with the assistance of specialist sub-contractors such as quantitative statisticians, economic assessors, videographers and qualitative specialists.

Natalie attained a Master of Evaluation from the University of Melbourne in 2017, graduating with First Class Honours. She brings theoretical rigour to her evaluation projects and keeps up to date with current evaluation tools, techniques and thinking. She is a strong project manager and qualitative researcher.

NSF Consulting has conducted evaluation and social research projects in the social and community sector for both not-for-profit and government clients. Clients have included Family Planning NSW, CanTeen, EPIC Employment Services, Queensland Department of Housing, Regional Arts Victoria and Regional Arts Australia.

Geographical spread or limits

Based in NSW and works throughout metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.

Services provided

  • Program Evaluation: including Impact evaluation, Process evaluation, Summative evaluation, Economic assessments, creation of multi media case studies where they can add value.
  • Social Research: to explore the motivations, behaviour, needs, opinions and attitudes of stakeholders, clients, or the general community.
  • Natalie uses a range of research and evaluation tools in direct response to project briefs. They may include focus groups, in-depth interviews, online surveys, data mining, literature review, desktop research.

Values and principles statement:

Our focus is on providing a bespoke approach to each and every project, based on understanding in depth what the client wants to know, why they need to know it, and what they intend to do with the findings.

All of our projects are conducted and managed by Natalie Fisher, with input from other senior consultants if necessary. Natalie is a member of the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) and Australia Market and Social Research Society (AMRS). She works with a commitment to operate according to ethical principles of honesty and transparency, as outlined with the AES’s Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Evaluation.

Natalie is an open and honest communicator with clients at all times, including openly discussing any potential issues with any aspects of projects, with the aim of finding mitigation strategies before issues arise.


Contact Details

Contact nameNatalie Fisher
Phone number 02 9327 5219