I started at Public Outreach in June 2014 to grow the Telemarketing arm of the organisation and in February 2017 I had the privilege of becoming the Managing Director of this passionate and driven workforce. I come from 6 years at another Telemarketing agency working both as an Account Director and Operations Manager and experience working for a charity as their Individual Giving Manager. I love being part of a sector and an organisation that supports causes I believe in. One of the biggest joys for me, is getting to meet so many amazing young people and create "fundraisers for life" so brilliant, hard working and passionate people stay working in a sector that changes the world.
Fun fact: In a world where calories did not exist I would like to eat cheese supreme Doritos with everything!
National Fundraising Manager
I began my fundraising career in 2007 for Dialogue Direct in the United Kingdom where I promptly fell in love with the culture and environment that fundraising fosters. From there I started fundraising for Greenpeace Africa as a campaign manager and later a consultant. During this period I was also completing my masters in Psychology. Once qualified, I made my way to Australia, finally finding my home at Public Outreach who embody all (and more) that I love about fundraising! All in all I have been in the fundraising sector for over 10 years and plan to spend substantially more with PO.
Fun fact: I love Ultimate Frisbee!
Senior Fundraising Manager
My time at PO has been the most memorable of my entire fundraising career. My drive to change the world is shared in an environment where everyone loves coming to work each day with a vision of a better, more equal world. Never have I felt more comfortable, valued and supported in fundraising and watching people thrive and grow is a pleasure to be a part of!
Fun fact: I can make an alarmingly large array of animal noises!
New Zealand Program Manager
My Public Outreach story started in September of 2013 on the streets of Adelaide! After 6 months I was given the opportunity to become the Adelaide Fundraising Manager, which I happily accepted. Since then I have moved to New Zealand to be the first Program Manager for PONZ! Everyday I wake up knowing that becoming a part of the PO family was one of my greatest decisions!
Fun fact: I love turtles!
Perth Fundraising Manager
I started my fundraising career in 2010. Since then I've been on plenty of adventures! I've represented many incredible causes, worked my way around Australia, the U.K. and Ireland, been on tour with rock bands, led teams at various festivals, been invited to wildlife reserves and crisis management centres, but most importantly I've met some of the most passionate, inspirational and uniquely talented people anyone could hope to meet! PO's values and ethics make it an example for the industry, and an awesome place to work.
Fun fact: I ran 10km in a Hazmat suit for the Médecins Sans Frontières Fun-Run!
POP Training and Evaluation Manager
I started at Public Outreach in June 2016 as a very nervous but very excited tele-fundraiser, and I fell in love with my work on day 1! I'd never fundraised before, but with so much help, support and acceptance from my Team Leader and colleagues, I was able to find my feet pretty quickly and before long I was running a team of my very own! Fast-forward to today: as the POP Training and Evaluation Manager I'm lucky enough to be coaching, guiding, and encouraging all of our new phoners through their evaluation periods; helping them to find their own feet! The thing I love most about this role is being a part of each new phoner's journey: seeing someone really blossom and come into themselves, becoming confident in their skills and overcoming their weaknesses as a result of such a loving, positive work environment is a genuine privilege.
Fun fact: I'm able to converse in five different languages!
National Call Centre Manager
I arrived in Melbourne at the beginning of July 2015 and started at Public Outreach as a fundraiser the same week. I instantly fell in love with the company, the organisations we fundraise for and the amazing people I get to work with. Knowing that every day we're fighting to change the world for the better has got me hooked. Public Outreach has given me so many opportunities to grow as a person, learn more than I ever have and has introduced me to people I will call friends for life. I'm exited to see where the future takes us!
Fun fact: I once stole lunch from Brian May (accidentally)!
Auckland POP Fundraising Manager
I started at Public Outreach in August 2017 and have really enjoyed it so far! Everyone is so welcoming, friendly and helpful. Before Public Outreach I've had many years' experience working for a telephone fundraising agency in Sydney working on behalf of loads of amazing charities! In New Zealand I've also worked for ChildFund New Zealand's head office with the in-house fundraising team. I love going to work everyday knowing my job is really making a difference in people's lives!
Fun fact: I once accidentally body slammed Amy Winehouse coming out of the toilets at a festival, nearly knocking her flat on her face!
Sydney Fundraising Manager
Heyo! My name is Madeline and I grew up in a small town near Byron Bay. My time at Public Outreach has definitely been the most memorable and life-changing chapter in my life so far! I absolutely love being able to genuinely connect with like minded and passionate people so that we can come together and change the world. My favourite thing about fundraising is being able to allow people to truly realise the potential they have to make a massive and tangible difference.
Fun fact: I am mortally terrified of cane toads, and I am all for pineapple on pizza!
Data and Resource Manager (POP)
I started at PO on Halloween 2013 (ooohhh spooky!) as a phone fundraiser, since then I have been involved in many different departments of PO. Everything from donor care to administration, ending as the Data and Resource Manager! Three and a half years later and I am in a job I love at a company that has amazing values and people! Public Outreach has given me many opportunities that I would not have gained anywhere else and they've helped me decide my career. I cannot imagine working anywhere but here: the friends I have made here I know are going to be friends for life!
Fun Fact: My life motto is 'chin up princess or the crown slips'.
Head of Business Services - Public Outreach Australia
Head of Operations - Public Outreach New Zealand
I’ve come to know Public Outreach as part of my home and my family. I started in November 2010 at what was supposed to be a casual job but as time progressed, I began to realise that it was much more than that. To me, Public Outreach will always be the place where I have been offered opportunities that I may not have been given elsewhere especially in such a short amount of time. I have been given the opportunity to manage a multitude of departments, projects and of course, been able to travel around Australia and Canada. It has not only presented me with the opportunity to develop as a professional but has also allowed me to work with some of the most remarkable people, as well as with organisations that come together to make a difference. I come to work each day knowing that we are all valued team members and that we are a part of the bigger picture - I can safely say that Public Outreach is one of a kind.
Fun fact: I am a Supernatural fan girl!
National Administrative Services Manager
I started at Public Outreach after finishing university as a temporary Data Entry officer. It was only supposed to be a few months work whilst I figured out where my degree would take me. Fast forward four years and I'm now the National Administrative Services Manager. There is really no place like Public Outreach to work - I hear the word 'culture' bandied around often, but the work culture here is second to none, not to mention the sheer dedication I've seen to the company and our charities. My work colleagues have become some of my closest friends and I couldn't imagine my life without them!
Fun fact: My go-to background noise movie is any of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. So much so that I can sit there and quote it almost verbatim.
Data and Resource Manager (F2F)
I began my career at Public Outreach in June 2013 as Melbourne's Fundraising Support Officer, under the impression that the job would be temporary until I decided to go back to uni. In March 2014 I was given the opportunity to move into the wonderful world of data, and from there I've worked my way up to Data and Resource Manager. I am immensely grateful for the education and opportunities provided to me by Public Outreach, as well as being in an office dominated by amazing and inspiring women!
Fun fact: When I was a kid I featured in a Clark Rubber ad and I have performed as a dancer in the Moomba Parade multiple times!
Meraya Gomez, CPA
I joined Public Outreach in December 2011 and yet I am continuously being faced with new challenges which keeps my job interesting and ensures I am always developing. Not only has Public Outreach given me a work life balance but also has given me the opportunity to view the world from a new perspective. I meet and work with some truly amazing people. It gives me great joy at the end of the day to be working together with these amazing people to make the world a better place.
Fun fact: I love instant coffee - I will always choose instant coffee over the world’s greatest barista made coffee!
Head of Human Resources
I began my career at Public Outreach in March 2013 as a fundraiser in Perth. I have since lived all over Australia as a Fundraising Manager before taking on the Recruitment Manager role. Now I run the Human Resources department! I love working for Public Outreach because of our focus on impeccable ethics, fantastic company culture, and personal growth opportunities. My favourite thing about running the HR department is that I'm responsible for not only attracting amazing fundraising talent from all over the country, but also offering people amazing growth opportunities in the Not-for-Profit sector!
Fun fact: I am fluently trilingual and absolutely mad about gardening!
Head of Client Services
I started at Public Outreach in March 2015 as Sydney's Administrator. I since became the National Coordinator of the Fundraising Support & Permits departments. In 2016 I was offered the role of Client Services Account Manager which was an absolute dream come true! I am incredibly grateful for the countless opportunities that Public Outreach has given me which have allowed me to grow professionally. I love working in a place that allows me to use my tertiary background in International Relations, Anthropology and Development in a practical, passionate and ethical way!
Fun fact: I am secretly obsessed with mahraganat music, also known as "electro shaabi", which is essentially Egyptian wedding rave!