Jill Ritchie

Jill Ritchie has specialised in raising money from UK trust, high net worth and government donors for over three decades. She is the author of 28 books, 21 on fundraising, has contributed to numerous online and printed publications globally and is a qualified trainer in adult education, focusing on fundraising, non-profit management, reporting and social entrepreneurship.

Jill is in demand as a public speaker and trainer and serves on a number of non-profit boards, two of which she chairs, UK Fund for Charities and SA-UK Trust Network

She was one of the first to successfully raise substantial funding from the UK Lottery for organisations outside of the UK. She has also assisted in/overseen numerous large successful grant applications to donors such as DFID, Comic Relief and numerous other UK-based donor entities.

Although she has assisted organisations in over 30 countries globally, she has focussed much of her time assisting non-profits and universities in sub-Saharan Africa. Jill has been made a Fellow of the Southern African Institute of Fundraising.