Paddy will work with you to plan and develop your:

Capital Appeals - Preparatory, Private & Public Phases with an eye to resources, competition and internal expertise.

Fundraising Strategy - auditing your overall fundraising mix and advising on maximising your income sources.

  • Increase your fundraising income
  • Secure your long-term future
  • Successfully complete your appeal
  • Make the most of your fundraising mix
  • Undertake more cost-effective fundraising
  • Plan and think strategically

Paddy Hunter-Murphy ​MSc CFRE MInstF

Paddy offers over 30 years' experience in capital appeals, ​overall fundraising strategy, donations & major donor giving, trusts & foundations, legacy marketing, corporate fundraising, charity events and training. 

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Cancer Research UK, Fundraising & Marketing.
"Paddy Hunter-Murphy was engaged as a fundraising consultant to undertake an audit of all our work with high-value givers (major donors), trusts and foundations. Following this initial work, and with Paddy’s help, we implemented a new approach to our Major Donor fundraising, which is now delivering new growth in our income. With his help, we are embarking on a £12 million appeal for which we have recruited an outstanding chairman and appeal committee. Paddy has rapidly developed effective relationships with our senior trustees and staff, developed close working relationships with our Chairman and new Chief Executive and also managed a department of some 12 people.  In a short space of time Paddy has gained the trust and confidence of my senior colleagues. We are delighted with Paddy’s approach, his attitude and his working style.  He has the knowledge, experience and personality to relate well to people at all levels and put them at their ease.  We are continuing to work with Paddy and we would not hesitate to recommend his expertise and skills to others."  

advice &     expertise

experienced & INFORMED 

Fundraising Consultants can help you

think about your fundraising in a strategic way


fundraising is simply about people

"Having been fundraising for 30 years, first as a senior staff member in various charities and then since 1997 as a consultant, I have realised that most fundraising is about engaging with, stewarding and then asking people. Whether it's asking someone to be chairman of a capital appeal and to give £1 million or writing to a supporter asking if they'd like to buy a charity lottery ticket, the principle is the same. The trick is to plan carefully, be prepared and undertake a strategic and professional approach."

                                     Paddy Hunter-Murphy MSc CFRE MInstF

Capital appeals & fundraising strategy

30 years' experience of charities
  • hospitals & hospices
  • children & young people
  • the arts
  • medical research
  • the environment
  • overseas aid
  • ​church communities
  • animal welfare

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Chester

The hospice engaged Paddy in December 2014 to advise on and support the charity’s capital appeal for £2 million for a new Day Therapy & Out-Patients Building. He started this work in liaison with the former chief executive and when I was appointed, Paddy came to see me even before I was in post to brief me and get my opinions on the future appeal fundraising.  Once I was in post (in March 2015), Paddy and I worked very well together, as we went through the preparation stage of the capital appeal and then into the private stage. His advice and direct support (he took on the role of Appeal Director) has been excellent. He built up very strong relationships with the key trustees and staff here at the hospice and this has built up trust and allowed us to work closely with him. He liaised direct with the likes of the lord-lieutenant and the bishop and used their contacts with skill and diplomacy, maximising on the connections we were able to make with key trusts, wealthy individuals and some companies.

His advice on trust applications and approaching wealthy people has been excellent – he even introduced us to a non-UK trust fund that has become the largest giver at £250,000.  As of this month we have raised 80% of the funds needed and are well on the way to raising the £2 million needed for the project.  We would not have done this without Paddy’s support and guidance. Furthermore he strikes the very difficult balance between having the professionalism of a consultant with the personal qualities that are necessary to gain the trust of clients and prospective donors.

I would recommend him to any charity considering his services.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Steve Hoy, Chief Executive