Mafe has worked with SAMH since 2011 as we began our fundraising journey. In that time Mafe has worked on a number of projects with SAMH including developing individual giving plans and in 2014 supported me in our recruitment for the head of the team, a hugely important role for us. I can confidently say that Mafe is one of the foremost fundraising leaders and strategists in Scotland with a wealth of experience that has helped SAMH immensely.
Mafe Marwick was engaged by Bethany Christian Trust to deliver a report on its Fundraising activity and to assist in its plans to increase the level of voluntary giving to the Organisation. The expertise and enthusiasm that Mafe brought to this process was commendable. The impact of the report has been huge, with a large increase in voluntary income to the organisation being the result. The success of the report's implementation is due in no small part to Mafe's clarity of thinking, her supportive yet direct communication style and her attention to detail. She engaged fully in the process and has made a lasting impact on both the Fundraising team and the organisation’s Executive Management. She has provided invaluable ongoing support both to me and to the Fundraising team, and I am more than happy to recommend her to any potential client.
Mafe has worked with the Thistle Foundation over the last year to help us develop our fundraising strategy. Over that time she has worked with the Board, Senior Management team and other staff to engage and involve people in the development of a collectively understood way forward. She is a hugely professional, thoughtful and hard working person with a high level of integrity. We have very much appreciated her input and feel we have developed significant internal capacity and knowledge as a result of her work.
Scottish Waterways Trust engaged Mafe in 2014 to help us develop a new financial model and funding plan for the Organisation with a focus on new sources of income and income generation. Mafe completed her consultancy for us on time and to budget. She was very quick to understand our situation and our needs so our time with Mafe was highly productive and good value. Mafe is extremely professional in her approach and manner, has excellent experience of the fundraising market and trends, she displays exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and we were delighted with our fundraising model and our work with Mafe. I would highly recommend her services.
Mafe worked with me over a period of six months in my newly created major gifts fundraising role. Mafe has the uncommon capacity to listen, understand and problem solve in an open and friendly way. While Mafe was mentoring me I carried out some of my most successful fundraising work to date including corporate partnerships, large grant awards and relationship building with high net worths. Mafe is extremely well informed about all aspects of fundraising and can always bring a fresh and positive perspective no matter how challenging the situation may appear. Mafe worked with me across all aspects of major gift fundraising. Mafe helped me to improve my advocacy skills as well as my presentation skills and she supported me in a period of transition that ultimately led to some extremely positive results for the organisation I work for.
Mafe carried out valuable research to help Save the Children assess current approaches to fundraising and inform how we can strengthen our approach to growing and diversifying our funding and donor base in Scotland. This work included a detailed analysis of income streams and provided insights into the current fundraising market, highlighting differences in the Scottish context. Mafe took a great deal of care and time to understand what we wanted from this project, and tested assumptions as she went to ensure that her expertise was focused on delivering the best results for our purposes. Mafe has an engaging and warm style, and combined with her depth of expertise in this area, she was able to engage a wide number of internal stakeholders and secure their participation in this research. Mafe’s work has helped to inform our strategic thinking on how best to maximise our fundraising potential in Scotland, and is already leading to decisions which will strengthen our approach to donor engagement.