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MARTINA DONKERS INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT

Hi, I’m Martina.

My home is Ngarigo Country. I pay my respects to the traditional owners, and to their elders past, present and emerging. 

I help non-profit and for-purpose organisations to reach their potential.

I’m great at getting to heart of complex ideas, and framing those to suit different audiences – whether that’s government and funders, your clients and community, or your staff and board. I have extensive experience with grants, tenders, reports, submissions, and more. My writing is accessible and professional.

My approach is deeply collaborative, and I love that my work sees me partnering with experts across a range of disciplines to help them achieve the outcomes that matter. I love it when I can make things easy – but still robust and rigorous. I think that a good process is one that’s easy to use, and I bring that approach to developing evaluation systems, implementing risk frameworks, and building reporting structures.

I’m an innovator, a communicator, and a social impact nerd. I love being able to help make the world just a bit better.

Send me an email, and let’s start a conversation about what you need and how I can help.

I deliver high quality work that gets results.

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I deliver high quality work that gets results.

What i do

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Grant Writing

I deliver grant applications that hit the mark, showing off your project idea in its best light and meeting all selection criteria. I’ve worked as a grant assessor and I know what makes a great grant application.

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Project Planning

Your project needs a simple, clear and functional project plan that keeps you on track. I make sure all of your stakeholders are taken care of, and that your project is set up to work.

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Analysis & Evaluation

Analysis and evaluation are the keys to improvement. I analyse and evaluate projects, programs and policies, ensuring you understand exactly how effective your work is and how you can get even better results.

Reports

Need a great report? I write grant reports, funding reports, research reports, annual reports, social media reports, and evaluation reports that tell effective stories and get you the results you need.

Policy & Strategy

Where is your organisation going, and how will you get there? I create detailed, practical policies and strategies that work in the real world, such as risk management strategies, procedure documents, and evaluation policies.

Tenders

Tenders, proposals, responses to RFPs, RFQs, RFTs… whatever the lingo, I can make your product, service or project idea stand out. I’ve worked in government and I understand the process – let me help you nail it.

“GOOD WRITING IS CLEAR THINKING MADE VISIBLE.”
William Wheeler

MY EXPERIENCE

I’ve worked as an independent consultant since 2016, helping organisations large and small to win grants, develop submissions, and refine their strategies. I’ve also worked at a range of respected public and social sector organisations, including Social Ventures Australia, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and Anglicare Polynesia. My work spans disability, technology, education, international development, women’s rights, parenting, infrastructure, health, and more. I’m a generalist at heart, and I bring a wide range of skills to every new project. Recently, I’ve started studying for my Master of Evaluation at the University of Melbourne, to help consolidate and formalise my experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning. I also hold a double Bachelors degree from the Australian National University (Arts/Science, First Class Honours), and a postgraduate diploma in government and project management. Let’s talk about how we can apply this diverse experience at your organisation, and solve problems together.

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