If you are interested in being part of a team of passionate consultants, providing fundraising training and coaching in the context of radical philanthropy, we would love to hear from you.
Our principal fundraising consultant is Dot Green. Dot says:
“I believe in the power of philanthropy to change the world and I have raised millions of dollars by asking people to put their money where their heart is.
By creating opportunities for people to reallocate their money in line with their deepest values, organisations which facilitate radical philanthropy are accelerating the emergence of a sustainable, peaceful, just and enriching human presence on this planet.
I have been involved with fundraising in one way or another since 1985. When I was a mum at home with three little children I established a Montessori Pre-School with a group of parents. To keep our fees down I organised a state-wide raffle which raised around $20,000 (net profit) per year for our pre-school over a period of 10 years.
In 1993 I managed the national raffle of the Nursing Mothers Association of Australia, doubling the result of the previous year by raising $120,000 (net profit).
In 1994, my husband and I were given the incredible opportunity to contribute to an extraordinary organisation called The Hunger Project which is working strategically to end hunger in the world. We were inspired to give $25,000 and I travelled to Bangladesh with a group of investors from around the world to experience The Hunger Project’s work first hand. I am constantly inspired by the Hunger Project leaders and volunteers we met, who are working passionately to end hunger in Bangladesh.
On the last day of our trip I met a young woman with a baby in her arms. I asked to cuddle the baby and I realised the baby was dead. It was a moment that changed my life. I love my children and I had never given a thought to my children dying. What a privilege to be born in a country where I can assume that my children will be healthy! I returned from Bangladesh as a full time fundraiser for The Hunger Project.
In the subsequent 11 years I raised millions of dollars from individuals to support The Hunger Project’s work. I led global fundraising campaigns. I project managed many exquisite fundraising events in Australia and New York. In the process I facilitated many people choosing to reallocate their money to express their vision for a new future.
In 2006 I led the team that brought to Australia an amazing global initiative, Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium, which empowers people to take action for a sustainable, socially just and healthy future. In Australia this initiative is presented by Be The Change.
Since I left The Hunger Project in 2005 I have fundraised for Friends of the Earth and Be The Change and have consulted with and led fundraising workshops for numerous not-for-profit organisations.
Developing a fundraising strategy for an organisation is a profoundly creative and transformative process. I would be delighted to discuss your organisation’s fundraising needs.”