Meredith Dwyer FFIA CFRE

Meredith Dwyer FFIA CFRE

Winner of

Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year 2019

Meredith Dwyer is a fundraising professional with 25+ years experience. She began her career in fundraising administration with SA’s Royal Society for the Blind, then quickly landed a role in Cancer Council QLD’s special events team where she was soon promoted to lead their community fundraising portfolio.

Later, at Kids Help Line Australia, Meredith was praised for the multi-million dollar ‘best practice’ corporate partnerships she brokered with Franklins, Kellogg and Optus. Her partnership work cemented Meredith’s reputation as a leader in cause-related marketing. As fundraising/marketing director for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, she introduced a winning digital strategy that grew online income from $250,000 to $1.1 million in 12 months.

In 2011, Meredith joined CauseForce as managing director, leading the growth of regional fundraising events. Now, as director of HomeMade Australia, Meredith works with NGOs globally, using her considerable digital, fundraising and integrated communications acumen to help charities raise funds.

A passionate volunteer, Meredith founded Amazon Heart, a peer support program for breast cancer survivors. She created the Amazon Heart Thunder event where 40 women rode sponsored motorbikes across America. Meredith is a longstanding volunteer with FIA and chairs the QLD committee. Highly regarded by her peers, she’s appreciated for her commitment and energy.