“Dawn really is going to make our world a BETTER PLACE!”
Several years ago, a professional acquaintance asked me to participate in a telephone survey. I agreed, and toward the end of our conversation, she said “So, Dawn, what do you want to do with the rest of your life?” “Well,” I replied, “I want to wake up in the morning knowing that until I go to bed at night, I will be occupied and fulfilled by the passion I awoke with” to which she replied, “You’re kidding, right?”
I wasn’t kidding.
Always curious, always exploring, I’ve lived in Bath, Belfast, Liverpool and Nottingham in the UK, and Ear Falls, Oakville and Hamilton in Ontario, Canada. So, I’ve experienced first hand the riots in Belfast, lived in Liverpool at a time of cultural renaissance and spent two years in a small logging and mining community in northern Ontario, before settling contently in southern Ontario.
Although family responsibilities resulted in a diverse career path, I consistently achieved success as coach, administrator, public speaker, client relationship manager, event planner, researcher, sales and consummate ‘MAKE IT HAPPEN’ person. Marketing? it comes in the DNA! Now, after 30 something years of volunteerism, I am taking my skills and qualities into the non-profit and charitable sectors.
I believe in excellence (always tempered by a healthy dose of realism!) and recognise that, while there are unique challenges in the non-profit and charitable sectors, all organisations must adhere to sound business practices. So, if you want a team member with passion, commitment, intelligence, integrity, creativity and success, bound up in a big smile, you’ve come to the right place.
“I have had the pleasure of experiencing Dawn’s Fundraising Management expertise through our academic forum at Algonquin College. She has not only proved her knowledge through application of fundraising practice, but she does so with the utmost professionalism and true concern for the cause that she supports…”
“Dawn’s pretty much nailed it; no need for more ideas”
“Dawn is utterly professional, dynamic and creative, able to identify, cultivate and steward relationships to the highest levels…diligent and insightful with an eye for detail, she thinks strategically, anticipates and initiates”
“Dawn reaches her goals and she can help you reach yours.”
“Dawn is a creative problem solver, with the ability to analyse and assimilate data in that process”
“…creative thought to great effect….well informed and both professional and a pleasure to deal with”
My Professional Affiliations:
Member: McMaster University Alumni Association
Member: Nottingham Trent University Alumni Association
My Professional Qualifications:
Methods of Fundraising
Donor Relationships in Fundraising
Public Relations for Fundraising
Certificate in Public Relations
Nottingham Trent University
Diploma in Fine Art, Department of Fine Art
Mansfield College of Art and Design
Diploma in Multi Media Studies