Helen Maynard-Hill

Helen is an experienced fundraising and marketing professional with over twelve years’ experience working within the not for profit sector both in the UK and the Netherlands. Driven and self-motivated, she sets out to achieve the best in anything she undertakes.

Over the last twelve years Helen has worked for a number of not-for-profit organisations in the UK and the Netherlands.

During seven years working for Challenges (Un)Limited Helen helped to build the Charity Challenge brand from inception. During this time Charity Challenge helped to change the face of UK fundraising by opening up sponsored overseas expeditions to charities of all sizes and individuals alike. Through Charity Challenge Helen worked with hundreds of UK charities and senior fundraisers, helping them to raise millions of pounds for their causes.

After re-locating to the Netherlands almost four years ago, Helen continued to work in the not-for-profit sector engaging in marketing, business development and corporate liaison roles. By continuing her work in the Netherlands with not for profit organisations, Helen now has first-hand knowledge of the requirements in the Dutch market and is enthusiastic about the potential for this sector.

Helen’s focus now is to help Dutch charities to move forward and develop strategies and campaigns aimed at the modern donator, maximising return on investment and improving retention of supporters

First Friday

Next session is in Amsterdam on Friday 2 February 2018.  At the First Friday Fundraiser Session, we will be working with Sonia Vidal, new Associate at IFC, looking at how to turn donor engagement into real financial support. We will help you explore the idea of social enterprise and find ways to support beneficiaries, donors and volunteers to co-create new social enterprise concepts.

The session will take place at: The Thinking Hut, The Thinking Hut, Mauritskade 55c, 1092AD,Amsterdam. (East) on Friday 2 February 2018 from 10:00-12:00, followed by lunch, which is included in the 20 euros price. Book now.

Netherlands Projects

Zending Over Grenzen


Netherlands Consultants

Client Testimonials

We first met Helen at the International Fundraising Consultancy’s First Friday Fundraiser where they were hosting a workshop on a subject relevant to our organisation. We asked Helen to do a workshop on the subject specifically for Oxfam Novib. Helen put together a professional and completely appropriate workshop which fitted our needs and requirements exactly. We found the workshop to be not only incredibly informative with a well thought out presentation, but also fulfilled our requirement of getting different departments to work together and listen to each other – no mean task!

We would urge any charity large or small to attend the First Friday Fundraisers Sessions which take place the first Friday of every month and would highly recommend International Fundraising Consultancy to work with you on fulfilling your charity or not for profit’s needs.

Karin BakkerWebmarketeerOxfam Novib

IFC hosted a day of brainstorming and training for Appsterdam. We were very impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of the IFC consultants. Information was interesting and relevant and was explained in a fun and encouraging way. IFC renewed enthusiasm to our team and everyone felt that they had not only learned a great deal but also had the knowledge and enthusiasm to begin reaching our fundraising and organization goals. We would recommend IFC to any non-profit organization.

Judy ChenVice President Appsterdam - Netherlands

IFC consultants are enthusiastic about every client and you really feel like they care about your cause. Experienced and empathetic, IFC consultants encourage new ideas and initiatives and try to take each charity ‘out of the box’ to lead to new and inspiring fundraising gains. The infectious enthusiasm IFC has for fundraising helps charities large and small when things are tough or the organisation as lost sight of the main goals. Encouraging, interesting, enthusiastic and highly experienced, I am happy to recommend IFC to any charity, large or small, Dutch or International.

Els Van LavierenDirectorMoroccan Primate Conservation Foundation

Hope and Service to Mankind Foundation were pleased for IFC to complete a thorough audit on our organisation. We were incredibly happy with the professional and skillful way the report was carried out and bought to light some incredibly important issues we wouldn’t have otherwise been aware of. We have continued to employ IFC for further strategizing, advice on major projects and the organisation overall as believe that with their guidance HSMF will be able to reach our goals. Friendly, considerate and professional, we are very pleased to be working with IFC and would highly recommend them to any charity.

Frank Mills AkuffuDirectorHope and Service to Mankind Foundation

IFC Netherlands and Helen went above and beyond their remit to advise, nurture and where necessary project manage not only a launch of sponsorship packages at the CPhI world Wide event, but also to help launch the very first Community Engagement program.

As we continued to work together more and more was asked of IFC and they continued to support and give great advice and guidance without question.
We would advise any corporate organisation looking to develop their Corporate Social Responsibility policy to contact IFC as their knowledge, guidance and never faltering support helped hugely in getting this project off the ground successfully. We look forward to working with them further on the next stage of CSR development.

Rhylie WierGlobal Marketing Managerhttp://globalangels.cphi.com/

We found Helen and Becky to be approachable, genuinely interested in what we were trying to do and really keen to help us to develop not only our marketing and fundraising but also as a wider organization. We would highly recommend the IFC team to any not for profit organization looking to develop their marketing and or fundraising strategy

Dirk StrumaneChairmanThe International Association of Ultra Runners (IAU)