The Fundraising, Marketing and Communication (FMC) department is comprised of dynamic and exciting teams eager to engage with the Queensland community to support Cancer Council Queensland’s vital work. The FMC department are highly motivated, professional, creative, goal orientated and believe in the value of a collaborative approach.
A major part of the department’s focus is fundraising campaigns and philanthropy. FMC leads Cancer Council’s iconic national fundraising campaigns such as Daffodil Day, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and Relay For Life. This includes engaging with all communities across Queensland to motivate people to get involved in fundraising and providing support to supporters while building relationships with key stakeholders in the community and corporate organisations. FMC builds long term relationships with supporters through traditional methods of fundraising and has a dedicated Gifts in Wills team.
The Marketing and Communication team think outside the box to bring to life Cancer Council Queensland’s mission through various types of marketing, public relations, social media and digital communications. This collaborative teamwork with all areas of Cancer Council Queensland helps to promote our important messages around cancer prevention and spread the word on how Queenslanders can continue to support those living with cancer.
Susie began her journey with Cancer Council Queensland in 2020 and has already made a huge impact within the Gold Coast community.
Susie’s work predominantly involves providing support to our passionate fundraisers, working across all our campaigns and representing Cancer Council Queensland at fundraising events. She connects community members to our mission, providing information on where the money donated goes, and how it’s helping to change people’s lives.
For Susie, one of the most rewarding aspects of her work is knowing that the money she helps to raise goes towards cancer support services, and lifesaving research. This is incredibly important to her, because of the close connection she has to cancer.
I had cancer myself and knowing that the cancer that I had will be eradicated in my lifetime is so fabulous.
Susie values using her skills and talents in a positive way, to make a tangible difference to the quality of life of people with cancer. She also greatly enjoys working with her local community.
“The people who choose to fundraise for us are just lovely. Many of them have been touched either directly or indirectly by cancer, so they are very passionate about the work that we do.”
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