Fundraising Consultants, Researchers, Associates and Head Office support

Our team in Australia & New Zealand

About the Team

AskRIGHT fundraising consultants and researchers help non-profit organisations raise more money by providing optimal fundraising strategies, identification of donors and prospect research, coaching, recruitment and capital campaign implementation.

We mostly work with organisations that have, or are wanting to engage professional fundraising staff. We work with Education, Health, Arts & Culture and Community sectors to raise funds effectively, efficiently and ethically.

AskRIGHT fundraising consultants and researchers build the capacity of organisations to raise more money for themselves.

With fundraising consultants and associates based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Gold Coast, and Cairns, AskRIGHT is able to assist organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand.

AskRIGHT upholds the highest professional standards in client service and commits to quality assurance by becoming the first fundraising consultancy in Australia – New Zealand to achieve ISO:9001 certification. Click here to learn more about what it means for our clients.

To find out how we can help your organisation, send an email to

or call us on 1300 758 812 (AU) or 0800 577 677 (NZ).

Join AskRIGHT as a Fundraising Consultant

For a chat about joining our growing consultancy practice, please directly contact Daniel McDiarmid (AskRIGHT Director & Principal Consultant).


People who will be considered to join our team of Fundraising Consultants will have a strong record of success in fundraising and campaign experience, usually in:

  • Education (schools, university colleges, universities)

  • Health (hospitals, medical research, healthcare)

  • Arts & Culture (art museums, museums, libraries, major performing arts)

Fundraising Experience

  • As a solo-fundraiser in an organisation

  • Managing a team of fundraisers

  • Selecting and managing fundraisers

  • Working with CEOs and boards

  • Leading one or more fundraising campaigns

Fundraising Knowledge

Our Fundraising Consultants must have deep knowledge across most aspects of modern fundraising including:

  • Major gifts

  • Bequests

  • Integration of fundraising strategies

  • Direct response

  • Digital fundraising

  • Prospect research

  • Analytics


We want our  Fundraising Consultants to show these attributes:

  • Excellent listening skills

  • Effective communicator skills: able to communicate, individually, to small and large groups, and in writing

  • Commitment to continuous improvement

  • Analytical ability

  • Effective questioning skills

  • Entrepreneurship that points to potential success in business development

  • Ability to build clients’ trust

  • Affinity with a professional, respectful, client-centred culture

  • Ability to maintain records, quality assurance processes and administration


Fundraising consultants with AskRIGHT make consulting their primary work. They are full-time or close to it.

Associates are experienced practitioners whose expertise can be utilised in serving AskRIGHT clients.


Typically, Associates are employed full-time by a leading non-profit organisation and have their employer’s permission to consult for up to two days per month, or they are recently retired and want to do some consulting with the support of an experienced firm.


AskRIGHT is enlarging its panel of Associates, particularly in areas of education, healthcare and cultural organisations, and in priority locations.


Associates may find that working with AskRIGHT from time to time is a form of paid professional development, enhancing their skill level and knowledge basis, which then benefits their main employer.


For some, it is a way of continuing to contribute at a senior level in the first years of retirement. For others, it is an opportunity to experience a consulting role before taking the leap into full-time consulting.