Ellaine has enjoyed a career in fundraising, marketing and event management for the not-for-profit sector for over 25 years. Ellaine’s career in the not-for-profit sector began at a New Zealand Surf Life Saving organisation. She is now managing the fundraising program at Surf Life Saving Western Australia. Between these two roles she has been part of various causes – including animal health and welfare, education, and medical research organisations. Her passion lies with smaller charities to assist them in developing and growing whole development program strategies including donor communications, stewardship, individual giving, gifts in wills and major gifts.