Our Story

How it all began

For over 35 years, OKP has been dedicated to advancing giving and philanthropy across Australasia. We have worked with organisations, large and small to develop practical and sustainable solutions tailored to their needs.

Managing Directors, Brian O’Keefe and Julie Johnson lead a talented team of professionals who are all accomplished in their respective fields.  OKP’s hallmark team-approach ensures clients benefit from the specific skills, experience and knowledge they need to achieve their goals and maximise opportunities for success.

OKP provides a range of services related to fundraising, marketing and communication. Best known for its achievements in areas of integrated campaign management, strategic development and feasibility studies, OKP has extensive global, national, state and regional experience and an enviable reputation across Australasia.

Why Partner With Us

Results

Transparency

Experience

Team Approach

Technical Expertise

Research-backed Knowledge

Meet Some Current Team Members
Julie Johnson
Managing Director

Julie Johnson has been with the firm for over 20 years. After completing her tertiary degree she commenced her career in sports sponsorship and management roles.Today, she is proud to lead and support ‘team OKP’ and share her extensive knowledge and experience.

Brian O’Keefe
Founder

Brian O’Keefe is an entrepreneur who has achieved international recognition since founding O’Keefe & Partners in the 1980′s. He was responsible for the birth of Giving Trends, a research initiative that continues to provide benchmark data and industry insights to professionals in the field.

Sara Bidois
Principal Consultant

Sara Bidois has a valuable skill-set drawn from a unique background in business development, fundraising, marketing and public relations. Prior to joining O’Keefe & Partners, Sara held roles with The Academy of Design, TMI Australia, Regional Radio Bureau, National Gallery of Victoria and the Media Entertainment Group.

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Emmalee Bell
Principal Consultant

Emmalee Bell has more than a decade of leadership experience in sponsorship, direct marketing and philanthropy. From a background in the arts and cultural sectors, Emmalee is admired for her relationship building and communication skills as well as innovative-thinking and a head for strategy.

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Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 List

Our own Managing Director, Julie Johnson

We’re excited to announce our Managing Director,
Julie Johnson has been named one of the 25 most influential people in the Australian social sector.

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Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 List

Our own Managing Director, Julie Johnson

We’re excited to announce our Managing Director,
Julie Johnson has been named one of the 25 most influential people in the Australian social sector.

Read More

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For 35+ years OKP has been dedicated to advancing giving and philanthropy in Australia and New Zealand. We have worked with organisations, large and small, to develop practical and sustainable solutions tailored to their needs.

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