Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Careers

Committed to Helping New Mums


Monday, 6th January 2014 at 10:37 am
Staff Reporter, Journalist
Dedicated to helping pregnant women through crisis, Lynn Mabey is using her business skills to raise much needed funds for an important service. Mabey is this week’s Changemaker.

Monday, 6th January 2014
at 10:37 am
Staff Reporter, Journalist


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Committed to Helping New Mums
Monday, 6th January 2014 at 10:37 am

Dedicated to helping pregnant women through crisis, Lynn Mabey is using her business skills to raise much needed funds for an important service. Mabey is this week’s Changemaker.

Mabey is Company Secretary for Pregnancy Help Australia Ltd – a national body which provides support, education and resources to life affirming Pregnancy Support Centres throughout Australia.

Mabey started working in Not for Profit pregnancy support when she joined Pregnancy Care Coffs Harbour as a volunteer pregnancy counsellor and in 2007 she was sitting on the board of Pregnancy Help Australia.

Soon after the joined the board, PHA’s Executive Officer resigned and Mabey stepped into the role. However when Federal Government funding ended, and the body was no longer able to fund the position, Mabey stood down.

However, Mabey’s still remains dedicated to PHA as Company Secretary, and is committed to keep the national body running.

Not only has she set up PHA head office in her investment property but continues to come up with new fundraising ideas – one idea was the PHA pendant, which is a keepsake for mothers and mothers-to-be designed by silversmith Jeramie Carter.

What are you currently working on in your organisation?

Financial campaigns to raise enough operational funds so our organisation can continue with its mission.

What drew you to the Not for Profit sector?  

I’ve always been community minded and have been a volunteer in many Not for Profit groups wherever my family has been based, including Kununurra – WA, Strahan – Tasmania, Jindabyne – NSW, and now in Coffs Harbour where we currently reside.

How long have you been working in the Not for Profit sector?

My volunteering work in this sector commenced in the early ‘80s when I became a Brownie Leader for the WA Girl Guides in Kununurra WA

What was your first job in the Not for Profit sector?  

As a “paid” employee – Executive Officer for Pregnancy Help Australia Limited

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

Coordinating three national conferences which were held in WA, SA and Queensland, and initiating the Rev Dr Daniel Ch. Overduin (Excellence in Service) Award from within our membership.

It is always valuable when individuals are formally recognised and acknowledged by their peers for their contribution to their agency and therefore community.  (See Award image below)

What has been the most challenging part of your work? 

Sourcing quality speakers and presenters (cheaply or FOC) and delegate logistics for the national conferences.  Using my organisational and negotiating skills.

Favourite saying…

keep smiling

Through your work, what is your ultimate dream?

To be able to secure enough sustainable funds so PHA can re-establish a fully staffed national office.


Staff Reporter  |  Journalist |  @ProBonoNews


AON

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

More Suppliers


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Recruitment Expert Says NFPs Need Thorough Process to Hire Honest Candidates

Luke Michael

Friday, 22nd September 2017 at 4:50 pm

Disability Employment Advocates Welcomed into the Hall of Fame

Wendy Williams

Friday, 8th September 2017 at 4:41 pm

Disability Employment Sector Must Harness Platform Innovation

Wendy Williams

Friday, 8th September 2017 at 4:00 pm

Employment Organisation Reaches Out to Asylum Seekers Caught in the Crackdown

Wendy Williams

Monday, 4th September 2017 at 8:52 am

POPULAR

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 1:54 pm

Future Uncertain for Disability Organisations Following Funding Cuts

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 8:29 am

Majority of NFPs Are Not Believed to be Well-Run, According to New Survey

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 4:14 pm

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams

Monday, 11th September 2017 at 5:07 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Guide to Giving
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!