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If each of our readers pledges from just $1 a month, then RealKM can sprint!

Many hands make light work. If each of our more than 5,000 monthly readers was to pledge from just $1 a month as a RealKM Patron, then we would very quickly be able to reach our goals, which means an even better RealKM Magazine for you.

RealKM Magazine’s success to date has been made possible by the generous investment and foresight of founder and publisher Stephen Bounds, the outstanding support of our 19 fantastic RealKM Patrons so far, and many hours of passion by me as editor and lead writer.

RealKM Magazine is helping a lot of people, and we want this to keep happening for a long time, and better still, expand our content and reach. But to do this, we need to broaden our financial support base, and ideally become self-sustaining.

Help us to sprint from just $1 a month!

So far, our 19 amazing RealKM Patrons are contributing a very generous $470 each month. Help us to build on this:

Our “run” goal is to raise $1500/month

This will cover our website hosting and e-newsletter cost, and more of my existing hours as part-time editor and lead writer. We’ll also expand our content to produce a short video on a KM topic every month, as voted by patrons.

Our “sprint” goal is to raise $3000/month

This will take us to the next level of being able to increase my paid hours, as well as commission other writers and content producers. This will mean more articles, including more in-depth feature articles, and more video content. We’ll also plan and execute a simple KM experiment each quarter and publish the results on the RealKM Magazine website. Patrons will be able to choose from a shortlist of possible research topics.

Become a Patron

Thank you to our great RealKM Patrons!

Many thanks to our 19 RealKM Patrons so far for pledging your generous support to RealKM Magazine! This includes:

  • A very special thanks to RealKM Platinum Patrons Stephen Bounds and Dr Arthur Shelley. Stephen Bounds is Executive, Information Management at Cordelta and the founding editor of RealKM Magazine. Dr Arthur Shelley is the founder of Intelligent Answers, a specialist consulting firm with the vision to “Build capabilities and productive relationships through creative learning.”
  • RealKM Silver Patrons Aprill Allen, Stuart French, Alex Thomas, and Bill Kaplan.
  • RealKM Bronze Patrons Amanda Surrey,  Simon Møller, Kristen J Booker, and DCision Consult Sàrl.
  • Our RealKM Patrons and RealKM Fans.

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Bruce Boyes

Bruce Boyes ( is editor, lead writer, and a director of the award-winning RealKM Magazine ( and currently also teaches in the University of NSW (UNSW) Foundation Studies program in China. He has expertise and experience in a wide range of areas including knowledge management (KM), environmental management, program and project management, writing and editing, stakeholder engagement, communications, and research. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics). With a demonstrated ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to social and ecological complexity, Bruce's many career highlights include establishing RealKM Magazine as an award-winning resource for knowledge managers, using agile and knowledge management approaches to oversee the implementation of an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading a knowledge strategy process for Australia's 56 natural resource management (NRM) regional organisations, pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to support communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments, and initiating and teaching two new knowledge management subjects at Shanxi University in China.

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