I Moved to Melbourne….Australia!

27/01/2016 at 16:00 4 comments

Oz FlagI am delighted to share with you some exciting news. On February 1, I will begin a new chapter in Melbourne, Australia. I have accepted the position of Senior Development and Alumni Manager, Faculty of Science
 External Relations Development and Alumni at Monash University. I will be raising money from alumni, corporations and foundations to support research and scholarship. I will have some travel back to the US for donor visits including the Gates Foundation – funders of Eliminate Dengue research by  Scott O’Neill, Dean for the Faculty.

In my role, I will join a development team from Australia, Ireland, Canada and the UK. While assigned to specific faculty within Monash, we collaborate on donor-centric fundraising. The team has had tremendous success and I will be the first US development staff to join their team and work with the Faculty of Science.

When I first lived there – there was no “social media”! So while thousands of miles and 15+ hours away – I feel like contact and connection is easier these days.

PS Keep your LinkedIn profile updated – their search consultant found me here.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Erica Waasdorp  |  27/01/2016 at 23:31

    congratulations!! I have a sister in Australia and we went to visit, it’s a great country. And definitely, put the International Fundraising Congress on your list if you’d like to attend a truly international gathering… I’ve met some wonderful other Americans who moves to Australia as well as some great Australians…
    check it out http://www.resource-alliance.org/ifc have a great trip! cheers, erica

    • 2. Barbara Talisman, CFRE  |  28/01/2016 at 05:13

      Thanks Erica please come back and feel free to introduce any friends in Oz. I’ve been fortunate to attend IFC and IOF a number of times and have many colleagues and friends around the world because of it.

  • 3. Michael J. Rosen, CFRE  |  27/01/2016 at 16:42

    Barbara, congratulations on your new position! I wish you well as you begin your new adventure.

    I’m familiar with Monash University and some of the cutting-edge research they do. I use an app developed by Monash to support those on the FODMAP Elimination Diet developed by the university.

    Monash is fortunate to have you coming on-board. I know you’ll help them secure the resources necessary to continue doing great things.

    • 4. Barbara Talisman, CFRE  |  27/01/2016 at 18:29

      Thanks Michael. You’re not the only one using their FODMAP. Many others have mentioned it as well.


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