Gaby Murphy acted as interim Head of Development at the Gallery between 2017 and 2018. She helped build capacity, established a corporate partnership programme and built credibility for the fundraising activities of the Gallery internally with the staff and Board, and with external stakeholders. Since 2019 Gaby has been appointed as consultant to lead the capital campaign to support the completion of the Gallery’s masterplan. It is a great pleasure to continue working closely with Gaby.
Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland
Following the launch of our new five year Strategic Plan in 2019, Gaby worked with us to develop a supporting fundraising strategy that would enable us to achieve our new strategic vision. She quickly understood the existing fundraising plans and worked with our internal team to develop an updated and effective plan within budget and to our agreed timeframe. During this, she was always responsive and insightful.
Sarah Meagher, Head of Fundraising, LauraLynn
Gaby worked with Age & Opportunity over a two year period. She was initially engaged to carry out a review of our fundraising activities and make recommendations, and she then went on to develop a new revenue generation strategy for the organisation. Gaby worked with the team at Age & Opportunity to provide ongoing support and coaching during the implementation of the strategy. This was extremely beneficial to our team and it has made a significant difference in terms of how we approach our revenue generation; the strategy that Gaby developed for us is now embedded in the organisation and has had a very tangible impact to date.
Karen Horgan, CEO, Age & Opportunity
Thank you so much for a really really productive session, facilitating our Board Strategy Away Day. The venue was more than perfect, you facilitated it really well and it actually felt that you were as much a part of the team as everyone else around the table. All the team were singing your praises this morning.
Auveen Bell, Co-Founder and CEO, Blossom Ireland
“Gaby worked with us to create a new fundraising strategy for the Asthma Society at a time when revenue from traditional sources was falling dramatically and we had to completely re-think our approach. Gaby worked with us to review the best options for ASI and put together a comprehensive strategy with a clear plan and financial forecasts. To date, the plan is working well for us. It provides us with a framework which we can easily adapt to take account of changes in the external environment. We found Gaby very professional to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gaby to other charities.”
Sharon Cosgrove, CEO, Asthma Society of Ireland
“Gaby worked with us over a number of months at the Irish Cancer Society running a major gift capital campaign. She was at all times professional and focused on bringing in the income. She advised us on the best strategies for our major gift development activity and helped us to implement our plans and deliver a successful campaign.”
John McCormack. CEO, Irish Cancer Society
“Gaby worked with us on developing a corporate fundraising strategy, identifying new prospects for Temple St and putting in place a clear plan to increase our corporate income. She also helped us in the recruitment process for a new corporate fundraiser to implement the plan and we brought on board a number of great new corporate partners as a result.”
Denise Fitzgerald, CEO, Temple St Children’s Fund for Health
“We worked with Gaby during a pivotal point whilst we changed into a fundraising organisation. Gaby helped staff and board with this transition, provided a framework and new outlook and left us with a new confidence and knowledge about sustainability and realising our vision. She left us with a plan and tools to make working towards our goal a reality.“
Moninne Griffith, Director, Marriage Equality
”Gaby was great to work with in developing Mental Health Reform’s fundraising strategy. She tuned into our role and needs easily and we are very pleased with the result.”
Orla Barry, CEO Mental Health Reform
“Gaby completed a full review and assessment of our fundraising activities and helped us formulate our future strategy. She provided clear guidance and brought with her a broad knowledge and experience of fundraising across the board. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.“
Jimmy Fearon, CEO Debra Ireland
“We worked with Gaby in reviewing our fundraising strategy and in assisting us with future planning. She was great to work with and quickly understood the framework in which we worked and the impacts this had on the work. She asks the right questions and was at all times professional and approachable. She was very strategic and clear in her approach to the work and in the work itself. I would recommend Gaby to other charity groups and NGOs looking for strategic direction as well as practical insights into fundraising.”
Paula McGovern, Sonas Housing Association