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Ted has been a fundraiser for almost 40 years. He has made significant contributions to the charities with whom he worked, both as employee and as consultant. Ted has made an outstanding contribution to the profession both as a member of the Institute and as a “pracademic”. He served the profession as President of the Queensland Chapter, Chair of the Brisbane Conference in 1994, on the National Board both as Member and as Treasurer and continues to serve on National Ethics and Fellows Sub-committees. He has always been ready to assist others in the profession, having contributed to professional development over thirty-nine years through regular monthly meetings, courses and conferences, not least of which was his five-year contribution as a faculty member at Madison Down Under. Perhaps not so well known is Ted’s service to the profession through his contribution to the fundraising research. For example, his 2004 paper of fundraising costs has become an internationally recognised watershed in the fundraising academic literature and may well have been the major contributor in the profession’s efforts to refute the idea that charities can be judged on their fundraising ratios.
• Began his fundraising career at the Central Methodist Mission, Sydney in 1976 when, as the Public Relations Manager was asked to review the Mission’s public relations and fundraising activities;
• Joined the Hospital Public Relations Officers’ Association (HPROA) which then merged with The Australasian Institute of Fundraising (now Fundraising Institute Australia – FIA in 1976 and was mentored by Syd Herron and Graeme Bradshaw;
• Moved to Brisbane to take up the Position of State Donor Relations Manager with Endeavour Foundation in 1983 under the leadership of Doug Thomas. In 1988 won Endeavour’s Shield of Excellence Award having conducted successful capital campaigns for Sam Milford House, Strathpine Industries and having achieving record results in annual campaigns;
• From 1990 to 1996 was CEO of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation and was responsible for establishing their successful regular giving program and the very successful “ASRF BedTest” corporate sponsorship program raising more than $1m;
• From 1996 to 2007, Ted was the Principal of Third Sector Management Services, providing fundraising and nonprofit management consulting services to government and charities. Clients included several high profile charities and the Queensland, Victorian and South Australian governments.
• From 2007 to 2013, Ted was Director of Communications and Fundraising for St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland during which time he doubled fundraising income. During his tenure, the iconic CEO Sleepout was established, a successful capital campaign was conducted for Families Back on Track and a successful Wills and Bequests program established before leaving to resume consulting on a part-time basis.
• Ted and his wife Joan now intend to retire and enjoy well-earned time together.
His service to the profession
• Past National Treasurer, Hospital Public Relations Officers Association of Australia
• Member of the NSW Committee, TAIF 1982-83;
• Member of the Gold Coast Conference Committee, TAIF 1989
• Member of the Queensland Committee of Management, TAIF QLD 1990
• Queensland State President, Fundraising Institute – TAIF (QLD) 1993
• Awarded CFRE certification in 1994
• Chair of the Brisbane Conference Committee, TAIF (QLD) 1994
• Member of the Board, Fundraising Institute – Australia 1993-95
• National Treasurer Fundraising Institute – Australia, 1995.
• Member of Faculty, Madison Down Under – 2006 to 2012.
• Member National Ethics Committee, Fundraising Institute Australia (2010 to present);
• Member National Fellows Nominations Review Sub-Committee, Fundraising Institute Australia (2010 to present)
Over the past twenty three years of professional fundraising, Craige has developed skills and assisted not-for-profit clients in running successful capital campaigns. Those campaigns have now raised more than $450m for his clients and their vital humanitarian causes. He has acquired an extensive knowledge of Australia and New Zealand’s not-for-profit community, having been involved in campaigns with clients in most states and regions. This breadth of experience has helped make Craige a sought after presenter at professional conferences and seminars in Australia, New Zealand and in Africa. He is a Faculty member of Madison Down Under, Australia’s premier fundraising forum where he lectures in the five day intensive course on Major and Capital Gift Programs. Craige is co-author of the Wheel of Philanthropy, a unique tool for diagnosing major gift asking opportunities, as well as numerous professional articles on big gifts fundraising. His clients have included NPO’s as diverse as The Salvation Army and The Wilderness Society, as well as numerous health charities, medical research institutes and social service organisations.
His sector expertise includes
• Big gift prospect identification
• Asking big donors for a gift
• Campaign advocate enlistment
• Training of campaign personnel in how to ask for a big gift, and
• Profiling big gift prospects to understand their prospect pond.
He is married, has two adult children and a wine cellar. His voluntary commitments include regular Justice of the Peace activities, an active lay leader in his Anglican church, an Executive Member of Fundraising Institute of Australia’s Qld Chapter and annual trips to South Sudan where he is involved in rebuilding a war-damaged college.
Mary Macuga, CFRE serves as the Director of Resource Development for the Archdiocese of Brisbane, overseeing the Catholic Foundation and Archdiocesan Communications. She came from the United States to Brisbane in April 2014. Previously, Mary has served as the Director of Development for the Catholic Community Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona as well as serving as a consultant for Petrus Development working with Catholic organizations throughout the United States. Mary’s nineteen years of experience in nonprofit fundraising includes expertise in annual funds, major gifts, bequest promotion, capital campaigns and endowment building. Her career has involved numerous fundraising campaigns centered on the involvement of staff, volunteers and donors. She is committed to strengthening the financial sustainability of churches, schools and Catholic charities. Mary is a Certified Fundraising Executive and holds a Masters in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
For almost 30 years Margaret Scott has been a fundraising leader. She is a past National Chairman of FIA, a Fellow of FIA and has maintained CFRE status since 2002. In 2014 she was awarded the Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year and has been a tutor with FIA’s Diploma course since its inception. Margaret has completed two postgraduate degrees majoring in fundraising from QUT and considers herself to be a ‘lifelong learner’. The mantra of her Fundraising Consultancy is Encouraging Philanthropy and Managing Fundraising. Margaret assists organisations to do better at fundraising. She has now joined the academic staff at QUT and lectures in Fundraising Principles and Techniques.