2020 - Chicken Soup for the Fundraisers' Soul Webinars - hosted and chaired by Lawrence Jackson, Managing Director, Catalyst Management

Click below to watch our series of webinars with local and international industry leaders, on how to survive and thrive in the coronavirus pandemic

Each webinar runs for about 1 hour


The impacts of COVID-19 on charitable giving and how to respond,

presented by Richard Spencer and Roger Lawson from About Loyalty,

London, UK                                                           2/9/20




Louise Woods, Appeals and Acquisitions Manager, The Smith Family

Dr Jo Sneddon, Senior Lecturer, Marketing. Co-Director, Centre for Human and Cultural Values, UWA

The view from London Part 3 with Mark Phillips of BlueFrog Fundraising                                                                                 22/7/20

With guest commentator Assoc Prof Wendy Scaife, Director at Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at QUT

The view from London Part 2 with Mark Phillips of BlueFrog Fundraising                                                                                 22/5/20

Belinda Dimovski, Director of Engagement and Support at Australian Red Cross
Charlotte Grimshaw, Director at Fundraising Research

and Consulting
David Knowles, Head of Philanthropy

& Social Capital at Koda Capital

Getting the best out of virtual campaigns and events during the pandemic                                                                              6/5/20

Luke Edwards, Director, Elevate Fundraising

Shuie Gestetner, Director, Charidy Australia

Susan Williams, Head of Relationships, Fundraising and Development, Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA)

The view from the US: perspectives and insights on coronavirus impacts from Kyle Halmrast, founder and CEO of leading US Pacific Northwest fundraising consulting firm, Ostara Group, based in Seattle, Washington.                                                                                                                                                                                    1/5/20

How do we get the data and information we need during coronavirus?                                                                              28/4/20

Tania Burstin, Managing Director, mycause 

Belinda Dimovski, Director of Engagement and Support, Australian Red Cross

Scott Druery, Director Business Development, thankQ Solutions

Data is king in the coronavirus pandemic                22/4/20

Vic Zacharias, Director, Focus Fundraising
Gilbert Lorquet, CEO, North Foundation
Greg Simmons, Senior Manager, International Partner Development, Blackbaud

The view from London: an international perspective on COVID-19 from one of the world’s leading fundraising experts          7/4/20

Mark Phillips, BlueFrog  Fundraising UK

Associate Professor Wendy Scaife, QUT

Katherine Raskob, CEO FIA

What are major donors’ and funders’ perspectives in the crisis?


Peter Philippsohn OAM

Judy Foster, Philanthropy Australia

Candice Van Doosselaere, Australian Philanthropic Services

Chicken Soup for the Fundraiser’s Soul: what can we learn from past crises to help us survive and thrive in the coronavirus pandemic?


Presented by Lawrence Jackson

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