Louise Firth


Director of Fundraising, Refuge
Louise is the Director of Fundraising at Refuge and leads a team responsible for a portfolio of community, major, individual, legacy, trust and foundation income streams plus innovative, strategic corporate partnerships. Louise has transformed the fundraising team, and tripled income within two years.

Louise was previously the Director of Fundraising at Stonewall and has also held several senior fundraising positions across the third sector, including the NSPCC. Louiseā€™s early career was in commercial brand experiences.

Louise has been a champion for diversity and inclusion throughout her career, she was part of the expert panel for the Institute of Fundraising to develop its equality, diversity and inclusion strategy. Louise and is proud to be an LGBT role model and has a Diploma in Fundraising