I’ve coached over 200 fundraisers, fundraising leaders and CEOs to have the confidence and skills to build incredible major donor relationships and raise more.
I’ve raised over £340k from major donors in the 8 months Louise and I worked together. We reached our income target for the year with 5 months to go. It’s nice to be at work and not be under that financial pressure. Louise’s coaching has been a space to reflect on what I’ve been doing, learn about what works and challenge myself to imagine what is possible.Phil Kerry, CEO, New Horizon Youth Centre
My approach is a mix of coaching and mentoring and will help you transform your major donor fundraising, whether you’re brand new to it or want to take your fundraising with philanthropists and high-net-worth individuals to the next level. It’s an investment that you’ll make back with you or your team raising more large gifts for your great cause.
I have loved working with Louise. She not only provided her own insight and intellect, she also made me feel more secure in the approach I already had to major donor fundraising, which was a great boost to confidence. Following coaching around making an ‘ask’, and encouraging me to make these feel more like a conversation, I am now having just that with one of our biggest donors – a natural, not-stilted conversation – hopefully leading to great things!”Fionnuala Shakespeare, Philanthropy Officer (Scotland), Christian Aid
But don’t take my word for it. You can hear from others I’ve coached on this page.
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Sessions are supportive and practical so you go away with clear next steps, supported outside of your comfort zone. Coachees use their time in the sessions for:
- Identifying and approaching potential donors, how to get hold of people
- Preparing for “ask” conversations for six and seven figure gifts
- Managing priorities and creating time for major donor relationships
- Positively supporting and motivating team members
- Managing internal expectations
- Creating a culture of major donor fundraising
- Increasing confidence, overcoming the gremlins many of us have when working with wealthy people (and under pressure to raise more)
- Becoming more strategic in a major donor fundraising approach
Louise’s coaching helped me to prepare for 1-1 meetings with my charity’s trustees. I’ve since met with five trustees and secured their support for the next year including introductions to potential donors and offering to host events at their homes. One set up a direct debit as soon as we ended the call. I’m now working to build on these meetings and make trustee involvement a core part of our philanthropy fundraising.Louisa Johnson, Head of Fundraising, Full Fact
Working with Louise for a year was one of the most rewarding professional experiences I’ve had. She is an expert coach, not only in her field of major gifts but in charity leadership and development. She’s been an intrinsic part of my journey, helping me to raise the ambitions for myself and my team to achieve incredible outcomes for the people we serve. Louise is also one of the loveliest people you can spend an afternoon with; I left our sessions uplifted, empowered, and inspired.Aisling Nolan, Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy, Focus Ireland.
Louise Morris is the Founder of Summit Fundraising. She is a major donor fundraising specialist and has worked with over 200 charities helping them raise large gifts.