Fundraising is all I’ve ever done – professionally I mean. Before smartphones, Facebook, and the internet, I started in fundraising events in 1988 in Yorkshire, England. After moving on to direct marketing and then ‘finishing’ my charity-side work as a marketing and communications director at Mind UK, I left England for Australia in 2002.
In Australia, I co-founded Pareto Fundraising and later a charity call centre, Pareto Phone, and we helped charities raise over $1bn. After selling the business to concentrate on training, I co-founded Moceanic, dedicated to lifting your ability to increase revenue for your charity.
I spend a lot of time speaking at conferences and with boards and non-fundraising senior management on fundraising strategy — all with a view to serious investment in helping charities make the world a safer, fairer, healthier, happier place.
The rest of my time is spent giving back to help make the world a safer, fairer, and healthier place. I do this through speaking at conferences and with senior management and boards on fundraising strategy. I am also a volunteer firefighter and a board member of WWF Australia.
Moceanic fulfills a dream of mine: to help small and large charities, anywhere, grow their in-house technical skills around fundraising. To lift up charities… to lift up the world! I hope you’ll join me.