Craige Gravestein

CFRE, FFIA, MFINZ

Chief Big Gifts

There are not many people who get the chance to help the homeless, find a cure, save the planet or feed and clothe millions of the world’s poorest people.

As ‘Chief Big Gifts’, I’ve spent the past 25 years facilitating and raising hundreds of millions of dollars in partnership with hundreds of not-for-profits. The success of that work has contributed to transformational changes in healthcare, education, animal welfare, religious and social services. Passing that experience on to others ensures it lives on.

Having the money empowers others to act. My passion is seeing high net worth individuals experience the joy of giving and the fruit of their hard work and generosity.

Brian Holmes

FFIA, M.Edplus

Philanthropologist

I love what I do. That’s the reason I’ve been doing it for more than 25 years.

I love that I’ve been able to help so many amazing people, organisations and causes raise millions of dollars. I love that I meet so many remarkable people with a spirit of generosity. I love that every day I get to help successful people become significant people by expanding their philanthropic experience.

The industry recognition of our success is valued but tomorrow morning I get another opportunity to make a significant difference by bringing big givers and wonderful causes together again. That’s what I love.

Roewen Wishart

CFRE, FFIA

High Value & Strategy Director

It feels personally rewarding to see the chemistry happen between great donors and great causes. I take pride in helping not-for-profits to building great fundraising teams, and great relationships between not-for-profits and significant donors. For over twenty years, I’ve helped to create the difference which transformational major gifts bring.

Smart planning, clear analysis, and committed leadership make all to the difference to an organisation’s growth. Our sector has a special place in the world to solve the hardest problems and meet the deepest needs. Passionate people, innovation and responsiveness – from the local to the global – make this possible. I enable organisations to get the resources to do this.

Dr Erica Myers-Davis

DBA, MBUS (Marketing), EFIA

Agent Provocateur

From small, local charities to large, international organisations, I use nearly two decades of fundraising and marketing expertise to find those nuggets of gold within, that help make the ordinary… extraordinary.

Like a bridge I bring together funders and visionaries together to make the world a better place for all of us.

Sandy Fuller

BA (Psych), EFIA

Executive Consultant

To assist great causes realise their dreams is a motivation in itself to be the best that I can be; to bring professionalism, enthusiasm, creativity and expertise to each new client.

For more than 10 years, I found it incredibly rewarding to work amongst truly extraordinary people in their endeavours to raise considerable funds to support their vital projects and programs:education; health; youth; arts; churches; historical preservation/rebuilds; medical research; and social service organisations are some of the diverse organisations I have been privileged to assist in my career to-date.

Janie Alcock

BSc, MFIA

Senior Associate

I have shared my data-loving, creative brain with the not-for-profit sector for over 12 years. I spent many years working within a medium sized charity both in the UK and Australia. Now I use my training and experience to enable organisations to engage people whose hearts resonate for the same causes and vision.

I continue to be inspired by local and global needs being met by passionate, skilled and generous people coming together. I love witnessing supporters find their purpose and meaning through giving.

Whilst volunteering and financially partnering with incredible charities I continue to be confident that with wise investments of time and money, we can change this world for the better!

Caroline Hicks

BArts, MFIA

Senior associate

I’m so fortunate to have worked as a consultant and volunteer with a multitude of organisations including universities, hospitals and medical research institutes both in Australia and the UK.

Raising funds and awareness for world class institutions whilst having the privilege of meeting royalty, prime ministers, leading dignitaries, poet and nobel laureates, captains of industry, celebrities and high net worth individuals has been an absolute honour throughout my 25 year career in philanthropy.

Working with the talented team at Xponential over the years, I feel exhilarated helping not for profit organisations maximise their fundraising goals and I am confident in our combined passion for helping make transformational change. 

Erin Holmes

BBus, MFIA

Consultant

My role with Xponential is a culmination of passion, desire to see good and professional skills learnt both locally and internationally. It is an opportunity to combine my marketing qualifications and global experience, to help ‘for purpose’ organisations have greater impact.

As long as I can remember giving has always been important part of my life. Consistent exposure to a diverse number of worthwhile causes has driven my increasing involvement in volunteer work, fundraising and personal giving. Importantly, I’ve learnt that people give to people. Today I help connect generous givers, with incredible organisations, in order to generate significant change. As a ‘people person’, is there anything that brings greater satisfaction?

Corinne Hotchkin

BA (Comm/Journalism)

Case and Prospect Development

I’ve been privileged to see the life-changing work of not-for-profits from various perspectives during my career. Over 30 years, roles in youthwork, fundraising, journalism and lecturing have provided insights into the transformational opportunities many organisations offer.

Helping not-for-profits bring their inspiring stories to life is my passion. I love writing, and feel honoured to work alongside groups to raise awareness of their amazing missions and encourage philanthropy that enables them to make significant changes in the world.

Nina Singer

BA Asian Studies, GDip Journalism, MEd

Prospect Researcher

I am so happy to be on the team at Xponential. After spending many years abroad in education, lecturing and teaching in Japanese universities, I have found my place in a worthy organisation taking on a position I’m passionate about.

Playing a part in helping people come together and experience the overwhelming satisfaction giving can bring gives me great pleasure.Knowing that my research plays a small but important role in making a difference to so many people’s lives is gratifying for me.

Taking small steps towards big changes.

Dr Murray Rees

BBus, G Dip, MBus, PhD

Research Guru

With more than 20 years of formulating and implementing studies, I believe that the use of independent scientific research significantly assists not-for-profits in achieving their goals. By understanding who, how, when to approach and most importantly why donors give, enables an efficient and effective fundraising effort.

I find my work fulfilling when our research findings directly contribute to the sustained and improved operation of our clients. I regularly receive confirmation of the value from what we do, when decision-makers discover something new about their donors and their intentions.

Andrea Lester

Office Manager

Being part of Xponential means being part of a team that enables great causes to have a greater impact.

My role is to ensure that as a professional firm we operate smoothly and efficiently. It helps our team stay focused on the best outcomes for our clients.

Systems,accounts, and compliance might not have ‘sex appeal’ but it’s all part of what makes Xponential Australia’s most successful fundraising consultancy team.