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2008

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150+

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Millions

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PRINCIPLES

Strive for the perfect balance
between form and function.

Question standard norms before
choosing to obey them.

Communicate with clarity, be complex
but never complicated.

Embrace the difficult decision
that drive creativity forward.

Constructive collegiality is key
to the stimulation of ideas.

Trust in collaboration
the hallmark of our work.


Team
Bridget Brown
Associate at Giving Architects Australia

Bridget is a communications professional who has worked for hospitals and not-for-profit organisations in the areas of communications, marketing, event management, project coordination and public relations in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has worked as a consultant for clients in the healthcare sector, the arts and community organisations.

Bridget provides the best possible communications support to clients to meet their needs. She enjoys working as part of a team to support strategic communications development and execution related to the client’s key business areas.

In her work with Giving Architects she has developed communications and digital marketing plans, cases for support and other fundraising and communication documents.

Bridget holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Journalism and Ancient History). She also completed a Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Relations). Bridget excels at converting scientific or medical information into layperson’s language whilst maintaining the meaning.

 

Stephanie Wise
Associate - Giving Architects Australia

Stephanie is a passionate fundraiser with over 10 years of experience in events and fundraising across the not-for-profit and arts sectors. She has developed skills in events and project management, community fundraising, philanthropy, appeals, volunteer management, digital fundraising, registration, and ticketing platforms.

At City Recital Hall she worked with many of Australia’s most high-profile organisations and companies across the arts, corporate, non-profit and government. Her role was integral in managing stakeholder relationships to develop a clear understanding of requirements and to support them with their event from end to end, working across contracts, budgets, communications, production, and hospitality – maximising artistic and financial return.

Stephanie has been involved in the successful delivery of fundraising appeals, launches, donor appreciation events, volunteer days, concerts, conferences, annual general meetings, ceremonies, and functions. In her role at The Salvation Army, alongside delivering major events she established national frameworks and processes. Stephanie has worked with all levels of state and national leadership as well as external volunteer leaders on fundraising committees.

She uses her creative and analytical thinking to assist projects in all their stages and balances her meticulous attention to detail with an ability to adapt and respond to sudden changes. She encourages input, inclusion and collaboration and has a strong commitment to ongoing learning and developing skills that will make a positive impact in the community.

As a consultant, Stephanie has supported clients with capital campaign and fundraising readiness assessments, campaign coordination, fundraising communications strategy including donor messaging, branding and graphic design, digital fundraising strategy and website development including onboarding and training.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications, and Diploma of Events Management.

Dominique Leeming
Senior Associate

“While I have loved fundraising since I was a teenager volunteering in the social purpose sector, it is seeing donors aspirations met that really brings me joy. When donors needs are met through excellent donor care, the organisation’s needs are also inevitably met.” 

Dominique is results driven leader with over 20 years professional fundraising experience in New Zealand. She joined our team following five plus years as General Manager – Marketing & Fundraising for SPCA New Zealand. During her time at SPCA, Dominique led her team through a period of sustained change as the organisation transitioned from over 40 separately incorporated entities into one organisation while concurrently driving significant growth in fundraised income. The team’s performance has been recognised by the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand, the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand, and by TechSoup, winning multiple awards in 2019 and 2020, including the overall FINZ Supreme Excellence in Fundraising Award and Dominique was awarded the inaugural FINZ Fundraising Leader of the Year in 2019. 

Prior to her work for SPCA, Dominique managed capital fundraising campaigns for Coastguard New Zealand. Again, her work was recognised by FINZ with two awards for Best Capital Campaign in 2011 and 2014. 

For many years Dominique has guided and mentored people and organisations in the development of their fundraising programmes. Her people first approach, supported by sound analysis and strategy development has seen her succeed in several large New Zealand charities. She brings a wealth of both skill and experience to her work with our clients, including having held both governance and management roles in social purpose organisations. 

Dominique was made a Fellow of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand in 2014, and she has previously served on the National Council and as a committee member for the Southern Division. She currently serves on the Institute’s Ethics Committee.  


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