Some of you will know me as Dee, others as Deirdre Murphy. I have worked in the Voluntary Sector in NI for over 13 years and have accrued a considerable depth of knowledge in fundraising sustainability.


I am passionate about driving local charitable services through ethical and smart fundraising.


Having provided fundraising advice and training through my role with NICVA to many local charities of all services and sizes, I am confident I can help your charity with developing a sustainable fundraising strategy and am also keen to provide hands on support to include digital marketing.


I now have the academic backing to my practical fundraising experience, having recently studied and awarded a merit in the Institute of Fundraising diploma.


Deirdre Murphy MInstF (Dip)


Sandra Bailie, NICVA

“Deirdre worked for NICVA as fundraising advice officer and during her time in NICVA was a great asset to the organisation. She worked with a wide range of voluntary and community organisations to support and advise them in their fundraising and help them find sustainable solutions to funding their vital work. She has excellent communication skills and a lovely rapport with people, as well as being very organised and goal-focused.


During her time in NICVA she led the development of the GrantTracker website and helped implement improvements. She also designed and delivered innovative training sessions and organised events to encourage fundraisers (professional, staff and volunteers) to share their experiences and learn new techniques in fundraising. Her advice and support helped many organisations develop their fundraising plans, introduce new fundraising methods and improve the impact of their current fundraising”.




Karen Gallagher Consulting

“Deirdre is a professional fundraiser, who works hard to raise income and profile for the organisations she has worked with. An excellent team player, she is flexible in her approach to her work and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that her work was done within set targets.


Her commitment to the organisation, the cause and the job at hand ensures that she is always motivated to do her best for the organisation she is working with. Deirdre's experience is recent and relevant”.