Catalyst Management

We help our clients reach bold and ambitious fundraising and philanthropy goals.  We provide specialised and bespoke advice, guidance and counsel, drawn from our team’s combined decades of experience, research and deep not-for-profit sector engagement.  We bring expert ability at all levels, from program performance and sustainability assessment, strategy development and data analytics, all the way through to tactical advice on giving days and crowdfunding, campaign management and video-driven virtual events.  Our goal is always to use the latest global-best-practice approach to optimise your fundraising.

Our expertise, knowledge and professional experience means we can help you develop actionable and practical solutions across any of your key areas: annual program, major gifts and philanthropy, and gifts in will and planned giving.  Our deep commitment to innovation means we bring to you the latest global insights and advice on how best to maintain your fundraising effectiveness in a rapidly changing digital environment.

Our Services

Fundraising and philanthropy strategy services

  • Fundraising program assessment and review 
  • Fundraising portfolio assessment 
  • Fundraising planning service
  • Fundraising innovation program service
  • Fundraising program development service

Campaigns & Communications

  • Virtual/livestream events
  • Individual giving programs
  • Community fundraising
  • Digital philanthropy

Major Gifts & Philanthropy

  • Major gift capability development
  • Philanthropy campaign development
  • Bespoke training solutions
  • Trust and Foundations (grants applications)
  • Corporate Philanthropy and Partnerships

Planned Giving

  • Gifts in Wills (bequest marketing)
  • Endowment programs

Management and Donor Operations

  • Gift processing
  • Database management & referrals
  • Interim staffing

The Team:

Lawrence Jackson: Managing Director

Lawrence is a highly experienced executive and management consultant specialising in strategy, general management, fundraising, philanthropy, social marketing and corporate social responsibility. He has over 20 years sector experience with over 80 organisations including University of Melbourne, National Heart Foundation, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,  Vision Australia,  University of Sydney, and many more Australian and international charities and institutions.

Juliana Payne, Senior Associate

Juliana has over twenty years senior experience in industry associations, not-for-profits, and State and Federal public sector.  She has led development and execution of both long term strategy and day to day operations, sponsor recruitment and negotiations,  lobbying and advocacy on national issues, policy development and communications. Juliana will ensure your project is executed on time and within budget.

Barbara Brangan, Foundations & Trusts Specialist

Barbara is a specialist in creating and managing grants and she brings a depth of experience and success from 10+ years in for-purpose organisations within education, mental health and youth employment pathways, in both Australia and Ireland. She has a personal passion to empower charities and social enterprises to catapult to their next level of financial growth and impact. 

Nicholas Cochrane-Ng, Data Scientist

Nicholas is an experienced data analytics consultant specialising in machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision and business intelligence. He uses his skillset in data science to analyse internal and external datasets allowing clients to leverage the full potential of their data into actionable insights and powerful models.  

Find out more about how you can take your fundraising to a new level.

Catalyst Management 

Suite 4, Level 4, 25 Buckingham Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Contact: Lawrence Jackson

Phone: 02 8003 3202



ABN: 27 650 829 244