Deanna Wolf MInstF
Senior Consultant – Trust Fundraising

Deanna is a target-driven trust fundraising professional who is able to deliver to tight deadlines. Working at a variety of organisations over the last 16 years, she has developed superb organisational skills and has a multi-disciplinary, detail-oriented, analytical and creative approach that is very effective when setting up or expanding trust fundraising programmes. She is experienced and skilled at developing comprehensive revenue, project and capital trust approaches ā€“ from research, donor cultivation, and project planning to proposal writing and submission, reporting and stewardship. This also includes budget development, analysis and management, and needs assessment. Deanna brings with her research knowledge and experience gained as a librarian at one of the largest public libraries in the United States. Recently, Deanna turned around a trust and statutory fundraising programme to stabilise a period of uncertainty within a national organisation, establishing new and improving current donor relationships that resulted in Ā£1.22 million in 3-year funding awards.

Deanna is the Project Leader for Trusts & Foundations on the Commission of the Donor Experience and has only recently completed her term as the Chair of the Trusts, Statutory and Foundations Special Interest Group for the Institute of Fundraising (Scotland). She speaks and delivers training sessions on trust research and fundraising at national and regional fundraising conferences in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland and for individual charities and groups.

Fundraising Superpower

Detail driven and having a plan ā€™zā€™

Favourite tree

The Lilac Tree