Here are some of the charities I have worked with and what they had to say:
“We engaged Louise to help us improve our major gifts fundraising stream. Louise carried out a thorough analysis of our database and supporters including one to one interviews with key existing supporters. She produced an excellent report on her findings and produced a set of useful tailored recommendations. We found Louise to be a highly skilled and knowledgeable fundraising consultant who takes a totally professional approach to her assignments. In addition to her report, she gave us lots of pointers to be sure we will be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation and other ‘red tape’. Her inputs have been invaluable and we have no hesitation in recommending her services.”
Ros Davies, former Chief Executive, and Patricia Croll, Trustee
“I would highly recommend Louise to any organisation who wants to improve their major donor fundraising approach. In the short time that Louise worked with us, she helped improve our call to action, assessed our current capacity and helped us make a plan for the future. Louise took on our cause as her own and was a pleasure to work with.”
Adam Barlow, Founder and Director
“Louise has provided excellent support and guidance to the charity. She’s an experienced and effective high net worth fundraiser and has had a significant impact on our major donor fundraising programme in a short space of time.”
Martin Bishop, Director of Fundraising & Communications
Work with Dementia UK to set up a major gifts programme has included writing a compelling case for support to encourage larger gifts; identifying existing supporters who are high-net-worth ; hands on management of a donor portfolio; GDPR compliance; working with CEO, trustees and key volunteers to increase opportunities for major giving; developing an events strategy for existing and potential major supporters; planning and executing high-end events to introduce potential philanthropists to the charity; and scoping the feasibility of an appeal.
“Louise delivered brilliantly in her time at Gingerbread as Interim Director of Fundraising. She developed an ambitious but realistic strategy, gained trust and support of trustees, led the organisation of our Centenary celebrations and reshaped our Income Generation team to leave us fit for the future. She was organised, pragmatic, a great communicator and a pleasure to have around. We are gutted to lose Louise, but she left us with much stronger foundations in our fundraising function and a clear plan for the future. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”
Rosie Ferguson, CEO
“I worked with Louise at Woking & Sam Beare Hospices when she was Director of Fundraising. I found Louise had a hands on, can do, approach to fundraising. She was certainly a great asset to the organisation when we launched a Capital Appeal in difficult circumstances! Good all round fundraising knowledge coupled with a practical approach.”
Nigel Harding, Chief Executive St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney
I raised over £2 million in 18 months in this role for a new hospice build in Woking, and set up their major gifts programme from scratch.