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Nova Fundraising – “Helping Charities Shine Brighter”

I started my fundraising career over a decade ago, working for large household name charities.  I learnt a lot about best practice and fundraising in general.

The real learning came though, when I joined a small local charity with an ambitious plan to implement a new fundraising strategy on a shoestring budget.  There are lots of challenges that small charities face: competition, lack of resource, lack of money coupled with an urgent need to get funding through the door. I learned that with passionate people, a strong cause, clear strategy and a professional approach to fundraising it is possible to achieve great results.

I have worked for small and medium-sized organisations, helping them to establish new fundraising strategies and review existing programmes, utilising their existing resource.

Helping charities on their path to fundraising and getting transformational results is what I truly love and this is why I decided to start Nova Fundraising in 2017 – to provide professional fundraising solutions that will help charities shine brighter.

About Emma-Louise

I started fundraising as a volunteer bid-writer for an Environmental charity whilst I was studying at Sussex University.  Little did I know that this first exposure to fundraising would be the start of a career spanning over a decade and become a real passion of mine.

Since that volunteering role, I have worked for a diverse range of cases, from very large international organisations, to being a sole fundraiser for small charities.

I have implemented and delivered fundraising programmes covering all key areas of fundraising, from events, to trusts and individuals, plus everything in between.  For the last five years I have focused working for small charities, often as a sole fundraiser, successfully establishing and implementing new fundraising strategies for organisations with little or no fundraising history and who also have little available resource.

Having experienced working for small charities I can really empathise and understand the challenges they face.

My most recent role was working for a new charity, where as Head of Fundraising I was responsible for developing and delivering a sustainable fundraising strategy for the organisation’s UK, Australian and US entities.

As well as hands-on experience, I come highly qualified, holding the Institute of Fundraising’s Diploma and International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising.

I believe in giving back to the fundraising community and hold a number of voluntary roles including: Board Member of the Institute of Fundraising Chilterns; Mentor for the Small Charities Coalition and Charity Advisor for the FSI.

Emma-Louise Singh - Founder of Nova Fundraising - Helping Charities Shine Brighter

Favourite Quote:

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Winston Churchill

My Fundraising highlight:

Getting the small local charity I worked for a meeting with a large national breakdown company.  We may not have gotten a large charity of the year partnership, but we got noticed, raised awareness of the cause and gained some specialised support from them.

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