Develop a major donor fundraising programme from scratch and raise more.

A video from Louise Morris at Summit Fundraising to explain the Major Donor Fundraising from Scratch programme

Louise has supported more than 200 charities with the knowledge & confidence to develop successful major donor fundraising. She’s got nearly 20 years experience in major gift programmes at charities of all sizes and causes.

Major Donor Fundraising from Scratch is a mix of training, coaching and consultancy over 6 months. You’ll get the confidence to raise more large gifts, and the tools and process to succeed with major donor fundraising as a proactive income stream – making the most of the opportunities for your organisation.

Do you want the confidence, tools and skills to succeed in raising large gifts?

Then you’re in the right place to get the support you need to build a successful major donor programme with Major Donor Fundraising from Scratch.

Major Donor Fundraising from Scratch will give you:

🧱 The building blocks for major donor fundraising success
A  prioritised list of potential major donors, a compelling case for support for a major donor audience, and a plan that will help your charity succeed in major donor fundraising beyond the 6 months.

ConfidenceAccountability, momentum

The programme is designed over 6 months so you get support to implement the learnings in “real-time” and get your major donor fundraising programme off to a flying start. Each group training session gives you a community of peers you can learn from, and is followed by a one to one coaching session to ensure we keep momentum.

🛠 Tools and techniques to put into practice

You’ll leave with new skills and techniques including securing and meeting potential donors, encouraging trustees and contacts to open their networks, and asking for gifts.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve been raising major gifts myself and since setting up Summit Fundraising, helping hundreds of fundraisers find the confidence and tools to hit their major donor fundraising targets.

I’ve trained and coached over 200 fundraisers and leaders to grow in confidence, meet with major donors and successfully ask them for gifts.

I’ve interviewed over 100 philanthropists and understand the psychology that motivates them to give.

I’ve been there as a major gift fundraiser and fundraising leader and a trustee, and I will give you the confidence, tools and support to succeed with your major donor fundraising through this six month programme.


Why do I need to book a chat?

Major Donor Fundraising from Scratch is an investment and so you might want to check that it’s right for you and your cause before you book. However, if you want to secure your place quickly you can email me at

Or reserve your spot here.

How much is it?

It is £2,500+ VAT per person. If more than one person from a charity attends we offer a discount so do get in touch.

Do I pay per person or does the cost cover anyone from the charity attending?

The cost is for one person to attend across the 6 months, due to the small group sessions and one to one coaching. If more than one person from the charity wants to attend contact me to find out about a further discount.