I can work with your organisation to successfully deliver any aspect related to the development, delivery or evaluation of your communications, fundraising or philanthropic giving strategy.
I have experience working in the following sectors:
Whether facilitating a board level strategic planning process, guiding your comms team as they implement a media plan for an exciting new initiative, or preparing a grant application in a hurry with your fundraising team, I can work with your organisation to successfully convey its mission and vision.
From 2007-2014, I was based in the Northern Territory working with commercial, government and not-for-profit organisations across remote Australia.
During this time, I was directly involved in fundraising over $10M for projects developed to improve the lives of those living in remote Australia.
As well as providing communications and fundraising advisory services, I also supported organisations in the development of their research and policy objectives and in the delivery of good governance.
I returned to Melbourne in 2015 and have been working as a copywriter and copyeditor, as well as continuing to assist not-for-profits and community organisations with the implementation of their fundraising strategies and grant writing.
What I do...
What I do...
Communications and marketing plans - I can work with you to identify and implement a structured and targetted plan. A plan that will ensure you convey who you are and what you do at every implementable step of the way. A plan that is geared to the right audiences for your brand, initiative or project to get great exposure and reach.
Copyediting- I can provide editing and proofreading services.
Copywriting - I can coordinate the production of your printed and online materials, providing you with plain English copy. I can provide SEO copywriting for websites, blogs and online newsletters, as well as preparing annual reports and direct mail outs.
Event support - From campaign launches or stakeholder networking events to large fundraising dinners, I can assist you by coordinating event logistics, securing sponsorship or ensuring your key messages triumph on the day.
Fundraising support - From coordinating a community raffle to helping your organisation develop a fundraising strategy for a large campaign, I can help you meet your fundraising targets. With winning pitches, I can help you build a supporter base who champion your cause and help you to deliver impact enabling you to make the difference you want to see in the world.
Governance advisory services and support - I can assist your board and management team with change and crisis management services, succession planning, self-assessment, risk mitigation and board reporting.
Grant writing - Building on years of experience preparing grant applications and project proposals, I can confidently assist your organisation with the project development process. I can work with you to identify the grant opportunities that most align with your project's vision and mission. I can help you develop your budget, secure letters of support and ensure your responses to grant questions meet the required word count without sacrificing your story. I can help you define the difference between your outputs, outcomes and your impact!
Media services - I've worked with some of Australia's finest publicists. I've played a key role in securing the front page of the Saturday papers on two occasions so far. I can assist you to develop a media strategy that will draw the attention your initiative deserves. I can provide media messaging, press releases and tell your story in a way that will connect you with the right publicity to promote what you do.
Philanthropic services - I can help your company make the most of your giving. I can fact check, assess impact measurement and analyse your grant submissions to recommend the projects that best align with your giving strategy and are impact driven.
Public relations - I can provide you with strategic communications and advisory services to support you to successfully manage your corporate reputation and brand. I can assist you with issues management, or help you to achieve your corporate social responsibility targets.
Strategic planning - I can take your organisation through a facilitated strategic planning process to refine your vision, mission, and direction for the future. I can also step in after the facilitative process has ended when the writing begins. I can help ensure that the final print version of your strategic plan is aligned with the perspectives captured along the way and really does reflect what your organisation is all about.
Technical writing - From manuals to white papers, I can produce the technical documentation your organisation requires.
Tender writing - When it comes to tender submissions, either due to time or capacity, or both, getting the input of an independent outsider to get the ball rolling and assist in the coordination of the tender writing process can be helpful. I come in early to gather as much of the information I can in the initial stage, then hand it over to you to refine and submit.
How I work...
How I work...
I enjoy forming positive working relationships and promoting the vision and goals of my clients.
I can confidentally liaise with your internal and external stakeholders to synthesize perspectives so we can get to the heart of the matter.
I am detail focused and able to translate complex information into plain English.
I am skilled at identifying gaps in information to ensure what you require is presented logically and clearly and contains the right information to achieve its purpose.
My background working in remote Australia means I am confident working remotely. I am easily reachable through Gmail and Skype if you are not based in Melbourne.