Excellence in Governance
Sustainable Fundraising Success
Strategic Focus

About Don Hill


Don Hill is an independent governance, fundraising and planned giving consultant for faith communities and other non-profits. For thirteen years, he served as chief development officer for the national and global ministries of the United Church of Christ. In that role he oversaw the Church’s national planned giving program, was responsible for major and annual gifts programs, and worked with leadership in local congregations and related institutions to build fundraising capacity. 

A financial development and non-profit professional with over thirty years of experience, Don has worked in a variety of settings including education, human rights, theological education and the arts. His past work has included leadership positions with Andover Newton Theological School, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and Outward Bound. 

Don teaches fundraising and planned giving at New York University, serves as chair of the the Board of Directors of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California and has been certified as a governance trainer by BoardSource.

Fundraising and Planned Giving


Fundraising success comes with intentional and consistent attention to:

  • Understanding prospects and supporters and cultivating strong relationships
  • Crafting an authentic and compelling case for support
  • Building a culture and infrastructure that engages philanthropy
  • Unapologetically  and strategically engaging for financial support

Don Hill Consulting works with you to build your capacity for long term success in raising funds for mission through annual support, planned giving and comprehensive campaigns.

Governance and Mission Planning


Mission and strategic focus are essential to achieving impact.  Don Hill Consulting works with you to:

  • Clearly understand your environment, particularly the views and commitments of core stakeholders
  • Define success through strategic planning and goal setting
  • Clarify and strengthen accountability through strong governance systems
  • Embed attention to mission and strategic direction throughout organizational life

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