Jill Ritchie has spent over three decades raising money for and advising causes as diverse as anti-apartheid organisations, environmental projects and the performing arts. She is the founder and director of Papillon Press & Consultancy She has raised over half a billion pounds for charitable organisations and universities. Combining a background in commerce and marketing as well as extensive experience as a writer, Jill consults on all aspects of fundraising, capital campaigns and resource mobilisation planning. She spends her time between Cape Town and London offices. Jill has written 27 books, mainly on fundraising. She holds the London City & Guilds International Diploma in Teaching and Training and is qualified as a fundraising trainer and was the first person in South Africa to be certified by SAQA as an assessor of fundraising training. She lectures in Fundraising and Marketing at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in Cape Town. Jill is a member of the Council of Tshwane University of Technology. She served as Chairperson of the South African National Association of Women Business Owners, and as Vice-President of the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising (SAIF) and headed its ethics committee. She has been made a Fellow of SAIF. She has attained the level of Advanced Communicator (Gold) with Toastmasters International and is also a member of the Venerable Order of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. She chairs the London based SA-UK Trust Network. Jill was awarded the SA Chamber of Commerce, UK 2015 Giving Back Award.