Emma-Louise Singh

Nova Fundraising


Emma-Louise founded Nova Fundraising Ltd in 2017 with a desire to use her extensive experience and knowledge of fundraising to help small and medium charities shine through excellent and professional fundraising.  Since Nova Fundraising was launched, Emma-Louise has worked with a number of small and medium-sized charities, helping them to implement fundraising programmes from scratch, diversify their income streams to create sustainability and grow their revenue so that they are able to deliver their missions. She is also a Senior Tutor for the Institute of Sustainable Philanthropy, founded by Professors Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang.


Nova Fundraising works primarily with small and medium sized charities, supporting them with fundraising strategy, audit, Trusts and Foundations, Case for Support and Mentoring Fundraisers.

Previous clients include: Cats Protection; Open Age; Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis; Waterloo Community Counselling; RAFT; Animal Welfare Foundation; British Medical Association Charities; Infrastructure groups and numerous micro and small charities.


Emma-Louise holds a BA in Politics and comes highly qualified in the field of fundraising. She has completed the Institute of Fundraising’s Diploma and also the International Advanced Diploma, joining only a small cohort of fundraisers to achieve this master’s-level professional qualification. She was also part of the first global cohort to complete the certificate in Philanthropic Psychology developed by Professor Jen Shang, a new emerging field of fundraising practice which has been shown to yield increases in responses and giving by 20%.


Emma-Louise Singh is an experienced fundraiser with over 13 years’ of hands-on experience across multiple fundraising tactics, including: Trusts and Foundations, Events, Community and Corporate and in particular strategic fundraising development. Her experience has been drawn from a diverse range of sectors, including: International Development, health, social welfare and disability.

Emma-Louise has worked for both large household names, such as Christian Aid and also as a sole fundraiser for small and local organisations, where she implemented and developed new fundraising strategies and programmes. She has also implemented a international fundraising programme spanning across Australia, UK and the US.

Passionate about charities and fundraising, she is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Chilterns and Chairs the board for the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Learning and Development committee. Emma-Louise also is a volunteer advisor at the FSI and has also volunteered for the Small Charities Coalition.