Oxford Hospitals Charity supports the different departments and wards of Oxford University Hospitals, helping to provide the best medical equipment, research and facilities for patients and staff.

The Brief

The Oxford Hospitals Charity (formerly the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds) needed support in a number of areas: having undertaken a review of their major gift fundraising they wanted to create a new major giving strategy for the charity going forward with a clear implementation plan; they needed help with bid writing and they had been unable to recruit a maternity cover for their Head of Major Gifts and Grants role.

Our response

We provided a maternity cover for the role of Head of Major Gifts and Grants on a two day a week basis. She worked with one of our Directors to produce a new major giving strategy and 5-year implementation programme which was signed off by the Trustee Board.

We have since worked with the team to set up and implement the new programme, including setting up a new prospect management area on the database, building a pipeline, creating new team processes, refining the ask, and arranging major donor meetings for the CEO and Chair of Trustees.

We have also worked closely with the team on a number of trust applications, helping them to secure a six-figure grant for a capital project.

We reviewed the data stored on the CRM system and created a GDPR compliant approach for the future. We wrapped up our work with Oxford Hospitals Charity by delivering hands-on ‘making the ask’ training for the Fundraising Team.

Oxford Hospitals Charity