Welcome to Jigsaw Fundraising

We work to empower and support charities on best practice and ethical fundraising methodologies. Only by striving for excellence can we hope to learn and grow and ultimately better help the beneficiaries we serve.


Who we are

Through many years of Philanthropy and Fundraising experience, Jigsaw knows how to help your charity achieve its goals and contribute to making our world a better place. Jigsaw works with a specific focus on strategic development through to operational integration.

We work with you to ethically establish and/or strengthen your organisation’s fundraising foundations, build your donor numbers, enhance donor relationships, embrace changing/new technology and grow your team’s knowledge to ultimately generate increased and sustainable revenue for your organisation’s beneficiaries.

Our Services


We work with you to design a Major Gifts program that meets your solicitation goals. From best practice "moves management" through to prospect identification to the case for support.


More and more people around the world are leaving legacies to Charities. We can help even the smallest charity confirm high quality GIW leads to develop a sustainable Bequest pipeline.


Regular Giving is a key pillar of sustainable fundraising. We can work with you to implement a compelling monthly gift acquisition and retention strategy to increase your active donor base.

Individual Giving & Appeals

A well-crafted, personalised direct mail appeal to the right demographic, can be the edge your nonprofit needs to acquire new donors, retain your existing ones, and generate more income for your beneficiaries.


Donors deserve to be acknowledged, inspired and informed with communications that are engaging, build trust and enhance loyalty. Jigsaw can help develop a stewardship plan, centered around your donors.


Need to refresh your individual or team fundraising skills or sharpen your strategic focus? We can work with you to meet the training needs for you or your organisation.


Fueled by the latest fundraising research and trends and fine-tuned by decades of experience, we can assist you in building your next fundraising strategy to optimise donor volumes and income.


Compliance and due diligence is essential in maintaining donor trust and protecting an organsiation's brand. We can help you develop and deliver your compliance protocols.


We can provide valuable insights into optimising recruitment needs, from reviewing team structures, development of job descriptions, KPI’s, through to tailored behavioral based interview questions.

Meet Our Team

What people say?

Carl is a true fundraising geek. He is a fierce advocate for professionalism in fundraising, and pushing the sector to not only improve our practices to be more effective, but also to truly value and respect our organisations’ relationships with donors

MEREDITH DWYER, FFIA, CFRE, Director, HomeMade Digital Australia

What people say?

The stats are compelling when it comes to Carl Young’s success as a fundraiser and nonprofit leader. One of Carl’s biggest achievements was overseeing the growth of Peter Mac’s fledgling face-to-face program to become the main driver of fundraising growth. A well-defined operational plan, straightforward processes and systems, clear KPIs, rigorous due diligence and an emphasis on best practice fundraising provide a strong foundation for Carl’s fundraising team. Championing collaboration, supporting a test-and-learn environment, and keeping staff up to date with new trends add the sauce that led to an FIA Team of the Year award in 2019. Carl is deeply involved in the sector. He is a key figure in the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) and instrumental in implementing the FIA Code. A highly respected fundraiser, he never hesitates to share his expertise and insight with colleagues and peers.

Fundraising & Philanthropy Magazine

What people say?

Having the team at Jigsaw at my side when setting up our appeals program for the first time has been so invaluable. Their advice comes from a place of deep knowledge and experience yet is given in a really practical way that makes it easy to understand, communicate to others and implement. Their support has been both strategic and operational, which is just what we needed. There is no “consultant speak”, just really sound guidance which, for us, included a well thought out plan and really detailed steps. Trish and Carl have always been willing to help and to share their golden nuggets of wisdom whenever asked. They really have become an extension of our team.

Joanne Winwood, Head of Fundraising and Supporter Relationships, Feros Care

What people say?

I had the privilege of hearing Carl speak at the inaugural Face to Face fundraising conference in Vienna, Austria. Carl has immense integrity and a vast amount of knowledge of the fundraising sector. He is very well respected, intelligent and engaging, I am only too happy to recommend him and the work of Jigsaw Fundraising.

Warren Nicholls, CEO, The Aida Group

What people say?

Carl led our Campaigns and Regular Giving teams in a workshop, and it was excellent! He guided us to consider areas of challenges, review strategies and offered many fresh perspectives and insights. We enjoyed his genuine passion, benefited from his broad and in-depth industry experience, and appreciated his empathetic approach to empower the team to better our fundraising efforts.

Su Heng, Regular Giving Team Lead, Baptist World Aid

What people say?

Fundraising and Philanthropy strategies are most effective when it’s designed to meet a charity’s needs, thus driving its mission impact and resulting in sustainable funding commitments. This is why Carl and Jigsaw are always top-of-mind when it comes to seeking high-level strategic F&P advice. To name a few, I was most impressed with Carl’s expertise in coaching senior board directors, mapping a capacity campaign, major donor tactics, integrated fundraising programs health checks, professional development for mid-career staff, and auditing complex donor-giving data – all of which are critically important to a charity’s success. My Board Directors, CEO and I are most impressed with Jigsaw’s professionalism and expertise in delivering a recent capacity campaign assignment. I highly encourage the F&P C-Suite to connect with Carl to explore their business development needs.

Eric Cheng, Head of Communications, Engagement, and Development, BirdLife Australia

Who we work with

Jigsaw Fundraising is part of the Healthcare Philanthropy Alliance, a collaboration of advisors and consultants with expertise in healthcare philanthropy and fundraising.  They provide their unique services to healthcare, research and community health organisations in Australia and New Zealand.  In addition, the Alliance members have extensive expertise in governance, management, and organisational development.  Healthcare Philanthropy Alliance is also affiliated with organisations providing training in healthcare philanthropy.

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