Louise Morris

Summit Fundraising Ltd


Louise Morris is a charity fundraising consultant, owner of Summit Fundraising. She can help you and your leadership team to develop a confident and sustainable approach to major donor fundraising that works.

  • Are you unsure where to start with major donor fundraising for your charity & how to secure big gifts?
  • Do you think your major donor programme should be raising more?
  • Do you hate asking for money?!
  • Are you unsure whether to invest in major donor fundraising, or how to persuade your Board of the investment case
  • Are you struggling to find the headspace to consider opportunities for the medium term rather than just the current financial year?
  • Would you like to feel more confident in your organisation’s approach to major donors?

If so then contact Louise who can help:

  • a specialist fundraising consultant to launch a major donor fundraising programme, or to improve the major gifts charity fundraising results
  • bespoke workshops & trustee training for you, your Board, senior team or fundraisers
  • coaching and mentoring sessions in person, Skype or on the phone for Charity CEOs or fundraisers


"Earthwatch hadn't done much major donor fundraising in the past and we weren't sure where to start. Working with Louise gave us the confidence and clear next steps for our major donor programme. I'd recommend Louise to any charity who wants to set up or grow their major donor fundraising."
Steve Andrews, CEO Earthwatch

“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 and Communications, Dementia UK

“Louise was a great help in putting together the bones of a major donor programme for us. She's provided great advice, template letters and real warmth - working with the whole team: Comms, Policy & Events. For me, her warmth and support has given me confidence in making 'the ask'. We'll be inviting her back ... when she has space in her diary”
Jane van Zyl, CEO, Working Families

“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, Executive Director, Wildteam Conservation

"After securing a senior role within the Philanthropy Team at a large, national charity, I was keen to hone my skills as a major donor fundraiser and also develop my internal relationship management skills. Louise is a wonderful listener and coach and has a wealth of experience as a fundraising leader to draw upon. As a result, my confidence as a fundraiser and senior member of staff has increased dramatically. Thanks, Louise.”
Sally Davies, Alzheimer’s Society


  • Full Member of Institute of Fundraising (MInstF)
  • Certificate in Philanthropic Psychology from Institute of Sustainable Philanthropy with Professors Jen Shang and Adrian Sargeant
  • Bright Spot Fundraising team member and coach with Rob Woods
  • BA Hons 2:1 University of Warwick
  • Trustee of Women and Children First UK


Louise has over a decade of major gifts fundraising experience in charities small, medium and large, and a strong corporate background. As a former Fundraising Director, a trustee, and from extensive work with charity CEOs and Boards she understands the challenges for fundraising and charity leadership, and the multiple priorities you face.

  • Louise started her career at Unilever, where she developed strong sales and marketing skills
  • She has been in major gift fundraising since 2007 increasing income for charities small, medium and large including Tommy's, Samaritans and Action on Hearing Loss/RNID
  • Director of Fundraising at Woking Hospice she raised £2million for a new Hospice build and set up a major donor programme from scratch
  • She is trustee of Women and Children First UK
  • In 2017 Louise set up Summit Fundraising, and has been helping charities develop confident, sustainable major donor fundraising programmes
  • Louise volunteers as a mentor on the Institute of Fundraising major donor scheme and leads her local Beaver Scout group