CATHY NISBET is an experienced fundraiser with a proven track record in creating diverse revenue streams through donor engagement, business partnerships and grants. 10 years working in media from The Sydney Morning Herald to The BBC gave Cathy business acumen and broad experience in challenging targets, challenging deadlines and challenging market conditions. In 2009 Cathy retrained as a Professional Counsellor with Majors in Child Development and Relationships. During 6 years as Community Development Worker at KCS, Cathy delivered successful community programs with measurable wellbeing and mental health outcomes and produced engaging community events including the annual multicultural dance festival One Billion Rising, Sleep Outs and Multicultural Food Tours. In 2018 Cathy joined Shopfront Arts Co-op as Development Manager exceeding funding targets for both the capital and organisational fundraising campaigns through grant writing, donor engagement and commercial partnerships. In 2021 Cathy joined Dandelion Support Network as Fundraising and Partnership Coordinator, establishing a donor stewardship strategy and long-term giving framework. Cathy launched a new annual fundraising initiative The Biggest Baby Shower and exceeded revenue targets with substantial new business partnerships and targeted grant writing. In May 2022 came home to Shopfront Arts Co-op as Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager to lead the strategy and implementation of Donor Engagement and Corporate Partnerships. Cathy has a BA(Hons) in Hispanic Studies from Bristol University, a Diploma of Professional Counselling from The Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors and is a fluent Spanish speaker with a passion for Flamenco.
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