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Strategic fundraising skills to boost Australian Women Donors Network Board

July 09th, 2015

Co-Founder and Chair Eve Mahlab AO announced the addition of Ms Wendy Brooks to the Board of the Australian Women Donors Network.

Established in 2009, the Australian Women Donors Network is a dynamic advocacy and education organisation that catalyses philanthropic investment in women and girls, locally and globally.

“The Australian Women Donors Network has established a strong reputation in the philanthropic sector for promoting and supporting Gender-­wise Philanthropy.  We have a growing suite of resources including case studies, fast facts, grant-­making tools, presentations, our Guide to Gender-­ wise Philanthropy and our Online Project Showcase.  These are all advancing our mission to inform, inspire and enable giving to women and girls.” Ms Mahlab said.

“I’m delighted to welcome Wendy to our Board.  Her invaluable experience and skills in strategic fundraising and philanthropic services will further strengthen our organisation and ensure we remain a key force on the philanthropic landscape.”

Wendy brings considerable Board experience at an international and local level along with a long history of active support for women and girls.

Ms Mahlab also announced, with regret, the departure from the Board of Jane Martino whose recent success in the sale of her micro-­donation platform Shout to ANZ has seen her take up a senior position with the bank.  “Since joining the Board in July 2014, Jane has injected her considerable energy, expertise and entrepreneurial drive into our operations.  She will continue to be a close friend and supporter of the Network despite the need to rationalise her commitments. We thank Jane most sincerely and wish her every success in her new role.” Ms Mahlab said.

Australian Women Donors Network

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