Jeff Buchanan

BSc(Hons) Dip Ed, CFRE, F Ed Plus

Business Development Advisor

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About Jeff:

Regarded as one of Australia’s leading non-profit consultants and a trusted advisor to many CEOs, Jeff is an accredited fundraising professional (CFRE) and a Fellow of Educate Plus. He continues to speak and present regularly at various conferences and continues to run training sessions workshops for fundraising professionals and boards.

Jeff has written ‘the’ textbook on school fundraising in Australia and has worked with over 100 schools. As the leading consultant and advisor, Jeff has nearly 20 years’ experience, helping many organisations to achieve considerable success.

Recognised by his peers with state and national awards, Jeff has personally asked for multi-million-dollar philanthropic gifts and large corporate sponsorships and coached many clients to do the same.

Jeff regularly works with clients where considerable expertise is often required to navigate very challenging circumstances.

Jeff currently chairs the Board of Rural and Remote Mental Health, retains other directorships and advises several other non-profit organisations on a pro-bono basis.

Due to his reputation for best practice and significant experience, Jeff has accepted occasional roles as a Guest Lecturer at a number of higher education institutions.



Jeff can provide services in confidential and sensitive circumstances.

If your organisation requires business develop or fundraising assistance, then Jeff can provide any of the following:

Business Development Services

  • Market research and analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Business Plans
  • Sales proposition design
  • Marketing strategy
  • Focus group and survey research
  • Negotiation tactics and advice
  • Commercial agreement development

Fundraising Services

  • Training (fundraisers, boards)
  • Mentoring & coaching (fundraisers)s
  • Major gifts
  • Direct response appeals and campaigns (strategy, design & execution)
  • Campaign planning, design and implementation (capital or comprehensive)
  • Bequests
  • Sponsorship
  • Trust & Foundation grant submissions
  • Case for Support writing, testing and development
  • Surveys and focus groups
  • Data analysis & analytics – data segmentation, donor behaviour and financial report analysis
  • Donor engagement and listening skills
  • Prospect research
  • Policies and procedures