Jeff Buchanan

Jeff BuchananSenior Associate

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CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive), BSc (Hons), Dip Ed

Jeff has 15 years experience as a professional fundraiser and consultant, achieving considerable success for several organisations, and recognised by his peers for national awards. Jeff has personally asked for multi million dollar philanthropic gifts and large corporate sponsorships, and has coached many clients to do the same.

Jeff’s clients have included universities, schools, health research organisations, aged care and religious organisations, and international aid organisations. He has worked with fundraising teams of just one person through to comprehensive programs with 20 or more staff and volunteers. Jeff is known as an experienced professional who understands a client’s situation and provides them with the strategies and tools to fix problems and achieve improved results.

Jeff moved from the teaching profession into a Development Officer role in 1999. Following a good year in this role, he accepted a position at another school to become Director of Development for 5 years and then into consulting in 2005, moving to a role as a Senior Consultant at AskRIGHT in 2007. He continued in this role until mid 2019, after which he became an Associate.

Jeff has given guest lectures at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Studies at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and at the Faculty of Business at the University of Queensland. He has also presented at conferences for FIA, Educate Plus, FINZ, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ, Better Boards Australia Conference, and Research Australia conference.


Jeff’s Memberships:

– Member Fundraising Institute of Australia

– Member Educate Plus

– Directed the campaign that won Best Capital Campaign (State), Best Capital Campaign (National) and Best Campaign Overall (National) in 2006 FIA Awards

– Board Member Australasian Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health

– Board Member Huntingtons Queensland


What Clients Are Saying:

Both we and the Hummingbird House Board have learned a great deal from our relationship with Jeff Buchanan and AskRIGHT. In all sincerity, we cannot understate how valuable the advice and support from them was, particularly at a time when we really needed it. They have played a critical part in our fundraising success and laid the platform for a very promising future for Hummingbird House as we build this facility and develop this very important service for families in desperate need of respite and other services.

Paul and Gabrielle Quilliam, CoFounders, Hummingbird House Queensland


Jeff Buchanan from AskRIGHT identified a number of areas where improvements could be made, and worked with us to map out a realistic way forward that aligned with our budget outlook. Our Board enjoyed a very good session lead by Jeff on key issues we face as we press forward to improve our fundraising outcomes and raise more money to be used in the wonderful services provided across NSW and ACT. At the completion of the work, we were pleased to retain AskRIGHT for further assistance in recruiting a suitable Fundraising Manager to drive implementation of the plan. We currently remain a client for support services to the Fundraising Manager we recruited. I am pleased to say that AskRIGHT have provided a great deal of insight and value for our journey toward better fundraising. It is a good feeling as the Chief Executive Officer to know that we have a trusted fundraising adviser that we can call on to address any particular issue with us.

Ross Law, CEO, BaptistCare



Jeff Buchanan

Senior Associate at AskRIGHT
Jeff has 15 years experience as a professional fundraiser and consultant, achieving considerable success for several organisations, and recognised by his peers for national awards.

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