We have a beautiful team of individuals that are here to support you during our breakfast events. Our team comes from various organisations within our community and know the benefits in helping create connection and support for those attending.
I am so honoured to have this team to welcome you to the breakfast and help us identify what topics and speakers we should based on their firsthand experience and needs working in the sector.
The NFP Connect Breakfast Series just got great with these amazing humans on the team!
Donna was at the first ever Coffee Meet for NFP Connect and has been an avid and active supporter ever since! After 25 years in the legal world, Donna started work as a Fundraising Co-Ordinator for the Newcastle Camp Quality. Due to her devotion and dedication Donna walks the talk through accomplishing challenges like Kokoda, Borneo, Kilimanjaro, Larapinta Trail and an 1000klm bike ride. Now 10 years later, having raised millions of dollars for CQ Donna has hung up her fundraising boots to pursue a new adventure of supporting her son’s business and continue to caring for others through various volunteering opportunities.
Michaela is the Tenders and Grant Coordinator at Samaritans Foundation. She has worked in the not-for-profit and development sector for ten years, in business development and project management roles. Michaela has also spent many years volunteering for various not for profit organisations including a Telephone Counsellor at Lifeline and a Mentor at Hunter Women’s Centre.
Kim Britton is Public Relations and Sponsorship Officer for the Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) Centre at the University of Newcastle. She leads fundraising efforts for the HRF Centre, which formed in 2017 as a partnership between the HRF and The University of Newcastle. HRF has been conducting economic and social research in the Hunter region since 1956. The HRF Centre collaborates with university researchers to deliver research insights in a way that engages government, industry and communities. It aims to assist the Hunter, and other regions, to transition to become globally-competitive, knowledge-based economies.
Saibre works for local not-for-profit, Jenny’s Place, a service which exists to support women and children escaping domestic & family violence and homelessness. Saibre is a corporate partnerships specialist, caseworker, and provides domestic violence awareness education in the community. She is passionate about ending gendered violence, empowering women and addressing structural inequality.
Nikki is Co-owner and brand expert at local Conscious Brand consultancy Mezzanine, who work with purpose-driven companies, social enterprises and not-for-profits to help them realise their full potential. A passion for helping organisations do more good in the world and empowering people to live their values at work has led her to work and partner with many great organisations over her 17 years in business, like CanTeen, The Salvation Army, Compassion, Thankyou, Common Cause Australia and many purpose-driven schools and SME’s. She also loves volunteering at local charity Dress for Success Newcastle, who make a difference for disadvantaged women, building confidence and optimising their potential to achieve self-sufficiency and financial independence.