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Lucy O’Keeffe is an Associate for Spring Impact’s Scale Accelerator: Women’s Empowerment. Lucy ​​is a skilled coach, mentor, facilitator and consultant focusing primarily on organisational and leadership development in the non-profit sector. Lucy has worked for over 15 years in the NGO sector with nine of those in a senior leadership role. Most recently in strategic leadership for a leading edge South African rural development trust with a national reputation for innovative and impactful programme design and implementation.

Lucy combines a strong academic background in the social sciences with extensive hands-on experience as a community development practitioner. She has a proven track record of innovative and effective leadership at organisational, board and sector level.

She is an expert in:

  • Strategic planning and leadership
  • Creative and engaging facilitation
  • Organisational management and development
  • Professional and personal wellness
  • Mobilising national and international donors, creating fundraising strategies
  • Research, M&E and impact


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