Elevate your mission with international support.

As Head of International Philanthropy for Chapel & York, Heather R. Hill, CNM, CFRE leads both charity management services and a global network of foundations. She is a seasoned leader, with over two decades of experience in the philanthropic sector, as well as a certified leadership coach and an AFP Master Trainer. Her extensive background includes leadership and management; fundraising; marketing and communications; grant seeking; strategic planning and analytics. A highly rated international speaker, she is passionate about giving back to the profession as a thought leader and volunteer. She has held the CFRE credential since 2009, is past Chair of the CFRE International Board of Directors and is Chair of Rogare, the international fundraising think tank. She is also an author who has written for key sector publications, including The Chronicle of Philanthropy (US), Fundraising Magazine (UK), Fundraising Europe (NL) and Fundraising Institute of New Zealand Newz Viewz (NZ). Heather was named a Thrivent Fellow in 2013. She received the Jay Bleeke Award in 2014 for outstanding service as a young Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE) member and the ALDE Creativity Award in 2017 for her “#thanksGivingTuesday” initiative. When not striving to make the world a better place through her work and volunteer efforts, you can find Heather running, practicing yoga or curled up with her hairless cat.


International fundraising used to be a daunting and challenging undertaking, requiring a great deal of effort, time, and resources. However, with the advent of digital advancements and normalisation of digital donor engagement, international fundraising has become much easier and affordable.n this session you will learn how to attract and steward international donors, engage interested prospects online, and cultivate lasting relationships through impactful digital engagement and content. We’ll also explore how to identify and respond to cultural nuances within target countries and navigate varying tax and legal issues.

international sources, generation of income, applicable laws.