With over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, working locally and internationally, Sarah is an experienced fundraising and communications practitioner, who is passionate about helping social impact organisations create diversified and integrated fundraising and communications programmes which ultimately build sustainable organisations. After completing her studies in communications, Sarah entered the commercial PR world until finding her true passion for the social impact sector through the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), where she spent 12 years first as a campaigner and then in senior management positions. In 2008 she joined the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, where as head of Fundraising and Communication she helped the organisation significantly increase funding and diversify their revenue streams.
Following a three-year term as an Advisory Panel Member for the Resource Alliance’s International Fundraising Congress (IFC), in early 2015 joined the Resource Alliance team to help build their programme work in southern Africa. Today she heads up the Resource Alliance’s Africa programme and works as a fundraising consultant for Downes Murray International.