Member of the Board
Removing fear and putting the fun back into fundraising is what motivates Kim to assist organisations in becoming financially sustainable and create their own unique culture of philanthropy.
With over 30-years experience in fundraising and philanthropy Kim Downes is a recognised accomplished senior fundraising strategist with extensive experience in the education, religious, arts and healthcare industries. Her strength is assisting organisations to become financially sustainable and building a culture of philanthropy.
Her expertise includes major gifts, capital campaigns, annual campaigns, prospect research, Trusts and Foundations relationships and proposals, event management, donor protocols, donor recognition, donor segmentation, public relations, publications, marketing and alumni programs, staff recruitment, and volunteer and Board training and development.
She has done extensive study on creating a culture of philanthropy and the motivations behind women’s giving.
Kim is a Board member of the Australian Pituitary Foundation and is a member of the Melbourne Women’s Network. She has a history of presenting at EducatePlus, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Philanthropy Australia and CASE Conferences.