Kimberly Downes

Philanthropy starts at home

Kimberly Downes

Fundraising and Philanthropy Advisor

Specialty Areas


About Me

With over 30 years experience in fundraising and philanthropy Kim Downes is a recongised accomplished senior fundraising strategist with primarily experience in the education, religious, arts and healthcare industries. Her expertise includes major gifts, capital campaigns, annual campaigns, prospect research, Trusts and Foundations relationships and proposals, event management, donor protocols, donor recognition, donor segmentation, public relations, publications, marketing and alumni programs, staff recruitment, and volunteer and Board training and development. She is committed to organisational capacity building and strengthening the culture of philanthropy. She has a history of presenting at EducatePlus, Philanthropy Australia and CASE Conferences. She serves on three not for profit Boards and is a member of the Melbourne Women’s Network giving circle.



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