External Consultants

Creative Partnerships Australia recognises there are many companies and individuals providing fee-based services to help increase arts organisations’ ability to raise money from the private sector.

To address this, we have created a listing of companies and individuals that meet our criteria of being a trusted proven provider with a track record of working with us as well as other arts organisations to increase fundraising capacity as a resource.

If you would like to be part of our list of consultants please contact our [Programs team] for further details.

Australian Capital Territory

Our State Manager for NSW & ACT is available for coaching and advice sessions.

New South Wales

Janine Collins

Building on 25 years of experience, Janine Collins founded J9 Consulting in 2014 to pursue a more significant national impact and initiate global interest and opportunities in Australia’s creative and cultural sectors. The purpose of J9 Consulting is to build investment in creativity and culture through strategic business partnerships, philanthropy, placemaking and cultural tourism while building the capacity of the arts and cultural organisations.

David Sharpe

David Sharpe is a management and business consultant, specialising in creative and digital industries companies. His focus is on assisting business owners to identify and pursue opportunities for growth. Hundreds of clients around Australia have benefited from his ability to mix business nous with a keen understanding of the creative process.

Northern Territory

Our State Manager for NT is available for coaching and advice sessions.


Cathy Hunt

Cathy is a cultural strategist based in Brisbane and working across Australia and the Asia Pacific. As one of the founding Directors of Positive Solutions, she specialises in policy formation, strategic planning and the funding and financing of the arts. Cathy has worked throughout Australia on the development of cultural policy, including cultural plans for local governments, strategy reviews and planning for State and Federal governments, cultural facility developments, and organisational and business planning for arts organisations.

Greg Jensen & Associates Consulting

Greg combines over 30 years of business and senior executive experience with postgraduate qualifications in Communications and a Master of Counselling. Greg has helped organisations in the arts sector to create growth strategies by identifying and obtaining funding opportunities and developing a balanced revenue stream. Through his own Board and Committee experience, Greg has worked with Boards to improve efficiencies and performance to ensure a high standard of contribution to the organisations mission.

AskRIGHT Fundraising Consultants & Researchers

AskRIGHT Fundraising Consultants & Researchers help non-profit organisations raise more money by providing effective fundraising strategies, campaign implementation, donor identification, coaching and recruitment, and online fundraising solutions, including PafGUIDE™ and DayDATE®. Over nearly 20 years, AskRIGHT has served more than 550 organisations in Arts, Community, Education, Heath, and Religion sectors to raise over $1 billion.

South Australia

Kate Larsen

Kate has more than 20 years’ experience as a leader and senior executive in the non-profit, government and cultural sectors in Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom – with particular expertise in the areas of arts and culture, governance, social justice, online communities, and increasing access for marginalised groups. Kate’s approach is the opposite of clean-slate consultancy. Rather, she undertakes collaborative work in sectors in which she both has direct experience and cares deeply about. Fundraising and development services include: grant writing, income generation strategies, board giving, individual giving, donor readiness, applications and events.


Our State Manager for VIC & TAS is available for coaching and advice sessions.


Wendy Brooks

Wendy works with you to create a strategic plan that will provide a focused direction, clear goals and the strategies for achieving those goals. Using a theory of change as the basis of our deliberations she will challenge you to describe your aspirations and choose where you will play, how you will play successfully and what capabilities you will need to have to achieve the impact you desire.

Frankie Airey
Philanthropy Squared is a management consulting firm that enables arts organisations – and all non-profits – to build effective sustainable development programs. We bring strategic thinking and practical skills to empower clients to transition from being an organisation that fundraises into a fundraising organisation.

Kenneth Park

Kenneth Park has been involved in philanthropy for over 30 years and especially in strategic planning, and operation of annual giving, donor and bequest programs. He has specialised in bequest/planned giving and has been extensively involved in the establishment and ongoing management of bequest programs for the not-for-profit organisations in the education and arts/culture sectors.

Bruce McKaskill & Tim Wood

Good Company Brand Partnerships are specialists in creating brand partnerships that build trust, loyalty and growth. They work exclusively in the areas of arts, culture, cause and community, where integrity, values and passion nurture trust.


Gemba provides insights, strategy and communications expertise to organisations in sport, entertainment, arts and culture. Gemba delivers consulting and research advice to organisations in areas such as sponsorship, fundraising, strategic planning, business case development and more. Gemba also operates Australia’s largest sport and entertainment research program, which contains a wealth of data and insights on Australians’ engagement with arts and culture dating back 2007.

Western Australia

Georgia Malone Consulting

Established in 2016, GM Consulting Pty Ltd (GMC) has worked extensively with government, arts and corporate organisations providing high quality professional service and advice. We specialise in fundraising support, marketing services, event management, advisory and business/marketing strategies, as well as campaign design and delivery.

GMC straddles the corporate and arts worlds and enables companies to realise their community and artistic vision and activations, by developing workable and achievable business and marketing plans to maximise audiences.

Sarah Waddle – Align Agency

Sarah is a seasoned fundraiser and community relations professional. She runs Align Agency in Perth and is a passionate advocate for using philanthropy and partnerships to drive greater social impact and loves working with organisations in pursuit of big and important ideas.

With a career spanning two decades in the not-for-profit and for-purpose sectors, she has worked extensively with mission-driven organisations, executing fundraising campaigns spanning mental health, Aboriginal programs, youth, disability, arts and culture and education – raising multi-millions in funding.

Sarah can help raise your organisation’s profile and expand your network of stakeholders to grow affinity and support through major gift programs, corporate partnerships, digital fundraising, engagement strategies, direct mail appeals, bequests and grants.