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Lesley Harris – Capacity Building Testimonials

Lesley Harris has an impressive record in senior leadership positions within the not-for-profit, education, health and community sectors.

Under the umbrella of Capital Giving she provides flexible and cost effective services to strengthen the capacity of your ‘For Purpose’ organisation in the areas of fundraising, business management, project development and planning, small group training, mentoring and capacity building services.

“Lesley Harris was contracted by Marymead to provide specialist advice on fundraising, specifically tailored for Marymead. The areas covered included the acquisition and retention of corporate sponsors and partners, donor retention and workplace giving. Lesley’s expertise and experience in this area is without question.

Her advice and support over a six month period not only enabled our organisation to focus more strongly on fundraising principles and practices, but also contribute to Marymead securing a major Corporate Charity Partner be her contributions towards the successful business case.”

Jeff Griffiths – Marketing Unit Manager – Marymead

Lesley Harris fundraising workshop Canberra

“Lesley managed and completed several high profile projects in her role at the University of Canberra College. In her management of the projects she has been an inspiration and always given me clear and concise advice whilst encouraging and respecting my areas of expertise. She is pleasure to work with.”

Celia Nunez Rideaux  – Formerly Communications Officer – University Canberra College


“Lesley was very giving of her knowledge and expertise. It was great that she had an insight into both
the giving and application process of grants. The session was informative but not overwhelming. It
was great to have my grant and fundraising knowledge confirmed and new ideas populated.”

Tegan – The Foundation for Alcohol and Research


“I was surprised by how much I learnt in such a short workshop. I left feeling inspired and confident to
go out and apply for our first grant. Wish us luck!”

Kareen – Bosom Buddies – Workshop attendee