I have been privileged to work with Matthew on multiple ground-breaking projects, most recently developing and launching Deakin GIVE, Deakin University’s award-winning workplace giving program. Deakin GIVE won a gold award at the 2019 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards, which recognises Australia’s leading companies across business, education and service for their workplace giving programs. A prestigious panel of independent experts evaluated the entries. Matthew also designed and coded key fundraising material for several Deakin Annual Giving Appeals.
Nicole, a highly literate and talented copywriter, played a significant role in creating the content for Deakin’s 2019 Annual Giving Appeal. Using innovative behavioural science methodology, Nicole liaised with leading researchers throughout Deakin to create compelling stories for the fundraising campaign as well as companion articles published in the Geelong Advertiser and Deakin’s Research News. Nicole’s academic qualifications as a scientist and experience as a clinical dietitian were invaluable. Funds raised during the 2019 end-of-year appeal were more than triple that raised during the appeal in 2018.
Robyn Fahy, Annual Giving Program Coordinator
Deakin University (2017-2020)