I have worked with PO since 2008, when I took a job as a street canvasser in Ottawa to have something to come back to in between tours with my bands. I soon started a door to door program in Ottawa which led to hopping around the country for several years to create a viable national door to door medium, and to become the first Door Director. I most recently have accepted the role of Director of Engagement Public, our country’s only bilingual region.
I feel very blessed to be doing a job that aligns with my values, employs so many wonder people, challenges me on every level and allows me to be creative everyday.
Kate Mooney, Director of Public Outreach Phone
I started fundraising with Public Outreach back in 2003, knocking on doors for Unicef. In 2007, I opened the first office of Public Outreach Australia in Melbourne. After a few years away, I returned to my PO family and have been overseeing the Phone and Digital programs in Canada since 2012. Public Outreach’s phone program not only delivers incredible results to our charity partners – it’s a great place to hone your communication skills, meet amazing people and make a difference in the world every day.
Lily Ly, Director Western Region
I started fundraising over 12 years ago and worked in 4 different countries. I joined Public Outreach in 2011, when I jumped ship from another fundraising company and since then I never looked back. In that time, I was the Director of PO USA before eventually being called back to Canada in 2015. Now with my awesome senior management team, we are working to make the Western Region the BEST!
Braden Spencer, Director – Southern Ontario
I started with Public Outreach in July 2016 after moving to Toronto from Melbourne – Australia. Taking on the Director of Fundraising for the Southern Ontario Region after seven years of fundraising leadership experience with World Vision Australia.
I believe that the role of the Fundraiser is the single most important role for a charity. Without the role of the Fundraiser being the bridge between the charity and the general public the important program work in the field will not be done.
I made an important decision to move from the corporate to the not-for-profit sector eight years ago and I am so grateful for that move each and every day!