TITAN is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to fuelling effective altruism in Australia and New Zealand.

Our TITANs are business leaders, celebrities and major philanthropists committed to creating a step change in charity technology. We want to share our wealth and wisdom from business, technology and giving to catalyse forward-thinking charities to be more effective.

Our focus is based on significant research with major donors, who continue to tell us they want to see more data-driven decisions being made and greater technological innovation to maximise charitable impact. 

To address this, TITAN provides a range of grant-giving opportunities and support programmes.

  1. In our website grant and match-funding programme, organisations will receive a match fund by a philanthropist (minimum AU$1,000) and the build and design of a website with the power to build and track successful marketing and fundraising campaigns.  N.B. with this grant there will be ongoing costs associated with the website so should they wish to go ahead, organisations will need to enter into a 12 month agreement with our technology partner for this grant.
  2. Our data science programme unites data scientists with charities for projects designed to create more charitable impact. We continue to build corporate partnerships to provide this support on a pro bono basis.
  3. Finally, our TITANs are committed to giving their most valuable asset: their time. We’re starting this with a buddy-up programme involving 5 hours of free mentorship – with the potential for more.

This is just the beginning. TITAN is gathering more TITANs and we’re looking at rolling out a variety of other grant opportunities over the coming months and years. Please get in touch if you have ideas on how we can further support the sector.

Our directors

Luke Davids

Luke Davids

Luke is a successful entrepreneur with almost 20 years' experience of the logistics & technology industry.

Five years after establishing Access Worldwide in 2007, he was responsible for the UK and European launch of ecommerce technology and logistics firm i-parcel. The business was bought by US-based parcel giant UPS three years later.

Currently, Luke is founder of Auckland-based, sustainable only-electric-powered logistics start-up OnAMission, focusing on reducing congestion & improving local air quality in city centres.

Luke also moonlights as a volunteer firefighter and member of the coastguard.

Ted Alexander

Ted Alexander is the Head of Investments at Walsh & Co, a Sydney-based investment manager, running portfolios of international stocks.

With over a decade of experience in managing investments in Australia and the UK, Ted has extensive experience in financial assessment and corporate governance.

Ted is also the Chairman of Batting For Change, a charity that raises money for international educational projects through cricket events.

Mira Comara

Mira has over a decade of experience advising on corporate strategy, political risk, due diligence and market intelligence.

Mira started her career in London as a Terrorism Analyst for a leading international political risk consultancy before moving to a strategy-based role within the company, and working on behalf of the CEO and Board.

More recently, Mira has worked as a consultant for a Sydney-based communications agency, specialising in providing creative solutions to emerging fashion designers.