Downes Murray International is a full service consultancy, able to provide the entire spectrum of fundraising services including:

Strategic planning
Feasibility studies
Fundraising audits
Direct mail fundraising
Donor management systems
Bequest promotion
Church stewardship
Online fundraising programmes
Capital Campaigns
Major gift drives
Cause related marketing
Telephone fundraising

Our in-house creative team of specialist fundraising copywriters and designers produce top quality brochures, annual reports, direct mail packs, newsletters and websites. All our people are passionate about fundraising. It’s what we do!

Contact us now and let us recommend a customised programme to guide your organisation to financial security. If you prefer to contact us by phone, please dial +27 0 31 584 5000 and ask for Jenni McLeod.


Fundraising is what we do. It’s all we've been doing for the past 50 years - so if you're looking for experienced people to run your fundraising programme or capital campaign, this is where you'll find them.

Founded by the doyen of South African fundraising, Terry A Murray, and Michael G Downes of Downes Venn Associates in Australia, the company is now in the capable hands of Jenni McLeod who has more than 25 years experience with the company.

We abide by South African best practice standards as set out by the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising, and our reputation for excellence, professionalism and effectiveness are recognised both by our clients - some of whom have been with the firm in excess of 30 years - and by other fundraising consultancies around the world. We understand importance of Data Privacy/POPI compliance in South Africa and elsewhere around the world for paper and electronic.


In partnership with our clients, Downes Murray International works with board members and volunteers to:

Assess funding needs

Examine and identify the potential of
the constituency to meet those needs

Design and implement a tailored
programme to raise the required money

Provide training where necessary

Analyse results

Guide and advise in whatever areas may
be necessary for the successful continuation
of the programme

As a full service consultancy, we are able to provide the entire spectrum of related services – from strategic planning and budgeting to prospect identification and evaluation, preparation and printing of effective communication materials, mail processing, website development, bequest promotion and detailed analyses of results.



Jenni McLeod


Richard Solomon

Creative Director

Jared Collison


Denise Murray


Lynn Ferguson


Cynthia Petzer


Leanne Delderfield


Wendy McLeod


Cherie Boys

Support Services

Lindsey Kleynhans

Social Media

Charmaine Henning

Account Executive

Amber Daly

Account Executive

Madelie De Beer

Account Executive

Michelle Swart

Assistant Accountant


Over the years, Downes Murray International has worked with close on a hundred different South African non-profits, covering virtually every cause.

Among our clients are:

Development agencies working with
the poorest communities in South Africa

Children’s organisations and homes

Organisations for the physically
and intellectually disabled

Schools and universities

Environmental societies

Animal welfare groups

Hospitals and health care organisations

Religious organisations, including
churches, producers of Christian literature
and media and Christian radio stations
Various theatre and cultural complexes

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