Clients and Testimonials


It is, and has been an honour and a privilege to work with and for the following nON profit organisations. A special thank you to all that have supported me through an exciting venture and may we ALL grow from strength to strength, making a difference in the lives of others in our community. 

HospiceWits, HospiceWits Soweto and HospiceWits Mapetla Day Care Centre

“Samantha was able to meet deadlines and complete the various tasks set out for her through her solid interpersonal skills and the attention to detail given to proposals sent out and the follow through on appeals.

Samantha is a person who is intelligent, dedicated and committed to the tasks at hand as well as to the organization which she is working for, and adds value wherever she is able to.” – Jacqui Kaye, CEO, HospiceWits

The Jeppe Schools Trust including Jeppe Boys, Jeppe Girls, Jeppe High Preparatory and The Ruth First Jeppe Memorial Trust

“Sam is a passionate and knowledgeable fundraiser with the necessary initiative and drive to turn talk into action. She is hard working, reliable and fun to work with. She can be relied upon to come up with new ideas and fresh angles to work on” – Kevin Tait, Jeppe High School for Girls and Ruth First Jeppe Memorial Trust

South African Depression and Anxiety Group

“Sam has worked with us for over 9 months now and has put in a huge amount of work. She is totally committed, conscientious and a hard worker, who is always available for emergency short notice proposals.

We have had two Grants she has written approved, one in the competitive Mining industry and the other a large Medical Scheme. We still have five pending.

I highly recommend Sam to any NGO who wishes to have a partnership with a fundraising consultant. Please contact me, Zane Wilson (Founder and Director) if you require any further information. (”

Rescue South Africa

“Fat Cat Fundraising  was invaluable in assisting Rescue South Africa in their successful grant application for international funding”. Ian Scher, CEO, Rescue South Africa

Campus of Performing Arts Foundation

“Having met Sam midway through 2016, we have been impressed with her commitment to see our organization move rapidly towards our goal of registering our foundation by end of 2016.  Sam has been more than willing to help in anyway she could. We look forward to working with her in 2017, together making a difference in young lives”. Garth Farrant, Managing Director, Campus of Performing Arts


“Sam of Fat Cat Fundraising offers more than just fundraising opportunities for non-profit organisations, but the insight and experience of a well-equipped fundraiser and relationships manager. With Sam, there are no boundaries with growth and development for each organisation she works for, and she dedicates herself as if we are her only one.”- Cindy Kree, Executive Director, Union of Jewish Women Johannesburg. 

OMI Foundation NPC

“At last, we FINALLY were rewarded for the hard work with a sponsor for 29 school uniforms.  The field of fundraising requires patience! Thanks Sam!’ – Kahlil Malik Muhammad, Director, OMI Foundation, NPC

Individual Beneficiary References:

Isabelle Rowan writes: “Samantha Atrash, Owner, is an inspiration of note. Her passion to help and work with NGO’s, in order to expand their donor base, is amazing. She goes far beyond what is expected of her, always with a great out of the box thinking accompanied with a smile”.

Gila Sacks writes: ” Outstanding service. Samantha’s is very persistent and doesn’t give up easily . She is incredibly humble and loves to help others. I found her very easy to work with and Communicate with. I highly recommend her for Fundraising” 

Lee Greenblatt writes: “Working with Sam and Fat Cat Fundraising Consultants is awesome and humbling, super professional and always willing to help us and advise with Aaron’s Rock your socks”.