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“He has used the power of collaboration and empathy to inspire his team to achieve these incredible results.”

Evan Jackson, Senior Manager Fundraising, Black Dog Institute

“I credit Evan as one of Australia's best fundraisers you've never heard of,” says Tasman Cassim of his colleague. “His humility and dedication to making this world a better place is only matched by the millions, literal millions, he's raised for mental health!”

He’s not wrong. In the past 18 months Evan has helped scale Black Dog Institute’s fundraising by 300%. Tapping the zeitgeist, his team transformed a $20,000 spend into $3.8 million income creating the fundraising sensation of 2020 – Mullets for Mental Health. Working with Tasman, who heads up partnerships at BDI, Evan proved that Mullets was not a one-off. One Foot Forward debuted with an astonishing $6.2 million result to become Australia’s most successful first-year virtual campaign.

And neither are these campaigns one-hit wonders. In 2021, at the time of writing, Mullets had just cracked $6 million and One Foot Forward had kicked off in style with 35,000 walkers raising $4.5 million.

But it’s not…
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