LAUNCHED 4th may 2023


Where: Fundraising Nest Community Hub
When: Available anytime
Cost: Forever FREE

A purpose built social media platform for fundraisers to connect, learn and find inspiration

LAUNCHED 4th may 2023

Fundraising inspiration 24/7
Fundraising inspiration 24/7
Find your people
Find your people
Learn from the very best in fundraising
Learn from the very best in fundraising
Forever Free
Forever Free
Accelerate your professional development
Accelerate your professional development

Our LAUNCH DAY Guest Speakers


Our speakers are joining the Nest from all around the world and are eager to support a thriving fundraising community. Stay tuned for further updates.

Lynne Wester

Lynne Wester strongly believes that donor relations is the key to unlocking fundraising success and that organizations must be as dedicated to the donor experience, or DX, as they are to the ask itself. Sometimes referred to as the Olivia Pope of fundraising, Lynne helps organizations when they need it the most – when crisis or opportunity arrive.

Leo Orland

Leo Orland has been a fundraiser for 40 years. He has helped raise millions of dollars for various causes in Australia as well as internationally. His work involves him in strategic planning, implementation of direct marketing programs, major donor development, bequest programs, development of monthly giving programs, fundraising audits, and development and training of fundraisers.

Michelle Berriman

Working Internationally over 25 years, from grass-roots, coal-face youth worker, through to CEO of a National Peak body, Michelle has established a unique identity as a doer, connector, thinker, and leader. She does not shy away from her unapologetically raw, authentic, and real approach to just getting shit done and loves nothing more than meeting new people that share her values.

Terri Sheahan

A CFRE and Fellow of the Fundraising Institute of Australia, Terri has worked as a donor communications specialist across all cause areas in the not-for-profit sector. Direct Mail is her speciality and donor-centric communications is her passion. She is thrilled that the Fundraising Nest has hatched and is excited to do what she can to help fundraisers soar in the days ahead.

John Lepp

John Lepp, author of Creative Deviations, is a direct response, marketing and graphic design expert with over 25 years of experience working with charities around the world to help them tell better stories and to inspire donors to give, both online and offline. He is a respected and coveted international speaker who has traveled the world helping fundraisers be more “human” and “vulnerable” to these other amazing humans we call donors.

Every week we're revealing new guest speakers for our Fundraising Nest Community Hub launch month.

Nigel Harris
Sue Barker
Dominique Antarakis
Aliya Danzeisen
Ashley Rose
Tom Ahern

Key Dates

All times in AEST
Community Hub Launch Event!
Thursday May the 4th - 12-2pm

12 PM – Michelle and Esha welcome everyone to the Hub. Come in, make yourselves comfortable and settle in for our programme of activities!

12:15 PM – Michelle and Lynne Wester go LIVE from the Hub for a Special Guest Hot Seat to talk issues facing fundraisers in Australia, NZ and the Pacific. 

12:30 PM – Fundraising Nest Community Hub poll and first giveaway.

12:40 PM – Special Guest John Lepp takes the Hot Seat with Michelle to chat being vulnerable and humanising donors.

12:55 PM – BREAK

1:15 PM – Maven Time – Our Fundraising Nest Mavens, Leo & Terri join Michelle LIVE from her Fundraising Nest home office to talk career highlights and advice from their extensive careers in the sector.

1:35 PM – Q&A with Michelle & Esha – Chat with Esha and Michelle LIVE in the COmmunity Hub to answer any questions you have about this new space and what you would like to see here in the future.

1:45 PM – Poll #2 and our second giveaway – every answer goes in the draw!

1:45 PM – Tomorrow’s challenge announced. Be in to win!

2 PM – Launch event wrap-up.

Friday May 5th, 2023

Meet more of the Fundraising Nest flock and explore the Community Hub ‘Spaces’ further. Special Guest speakers and activities announced weekly. Subscribe today so you don’t miss a beat.

11 AM – Simone Joyaux.

11: AM – Live from the studio

12:30 PM – Live studio chat with Cory Hall

Meet more of the Fundraising Nest flock and explore the Community Hub ‘Spaces’ further. 

Mavens, Special Guest speakers and activities announced weekly. 

Monday May 8th, 2023

12:30 PM – Nigel Harris Leading a Charity Orgainisation from the front (2020)

1:30 PM – Nigel & Michelle – Maven time – Live from the Nest Studio

Tuesday May 9th, 2023

12:30 PM – Sue Barker & Michelle – Maven Time – Live from the Nest Studio

Wednesday May 10th, 2023

12:30 PM – Dominique Antarakis & Michelle – Maven Time – Live from the Nest Studio

Thursday May 11th, 2023

12:30 PM – Aliya Danzeisen & Michelle – Conversations with friends – Live from the Nest Studio

Friday May 11th & next week

12:30 PM – Ashley Rose & Michelle – Maven Time – Live from the Nest Studio