I’m working with several non-profits, helping them to increase income and improve donor retention through direct response channels including mail, email, telephone and the web. This includes raising funds through current donors, acquisition, monthly giving and major gifts. I’ve had jobs in journalism, public relations, marketing and IT. I’m relatively new to the fundraising scene, having moved into my first fundraising management role at CBM Australia in 2008. Then I began my direct response consultancy There Is No Square. Among my first clients were a couple of amazing charities. I enjoyed working with them so much that I decided to specialise in fundraising. I’m a current member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia. When I’m not in my office trying to figure out a fundraising offer, analysing appeal results data or writing an appeal letter, I’m playing chasey with my daughter her around the house or concocting a bad joke only my husband will laugh at (if I’m lucky).