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Chapel & York’s international fundraising experts to offer one-on-one surgeries for building a fundraising presence in Asia

Fundraising from Asia Is high on many organisations’ agendas.  Finding the best advice is often difficult or expensive. Chapel & York are pleased to bring to you two experts who will bring practical, useful help to you not matter whether you are an institution with alumni, graduates or members or an organisation wondering how to find potential donors and whether it is worth trying.

On November 29th & 30th, development staff, alumni stewards, fundraisers, and anyone looking to create a presence in Asia will have the chance to confer with Chapel & York’s experts in the Asian development space, Kristy White and Ralph Leonard.

Held at 30 Broadwick Street in Carnaby Street, Soho – London, Kristy and Ralph will hold one-on-one sessions to answer your questions and offer guidance on a range of issues, such as:

  • Unique cultural norms in Asia Pacific
  • Fundraising best practices
  • International alumni strategies
  • Dialogue framework design in-country
  • Logistical considerations for engagement events, meetings, and communications
  • Creating international programming
  • Identification, cultivation, and stewardship of new donors
  • Practical solutions to common challenges

1 hour time slots are available on November 29th & 30th between 9.00am and 4.00pm

Together, Kristy and Ralph will give you and your organisation authoritative and in-depth guidance to help you meet your fundraising and development goals in Asia Pacific.

£75.00 per hour [Client / Member Rate]
£150.00 per hour [Non-Client Rate]

Please select 1 ticket for 1 hour, 2 tickets for 2 hours, etc.


About Our Experts

Kristy White

If you already have a donor base in the region and want the best information about how to work with and steward them, Kristy would be ideal for you to talk to. Particularly educational institutions but not limited to them.

A former Alumni Director within the Australian university sector, Kristy is recognised for her experience in stakeholder engagement, particularly within the China/Asia-based sector. She has designed and implemented the International Engagement Strategy for several Australian universities, and led alumni relations at Australian Catholic University and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Key focus areas included creating a culture of alumni participation, forging strong collaborative ties with internal stakeholders, and streamlining business processes. Kristy has frequently presented at CASE Asia Pacific.

Kristy has travelled throughout China to engage with local alumni and prospects (and lived in Shanghai for several years), and has a thorough understanding of the challenges that fundraising entities face, particularly with offshore constituents, and she is well-placed to provide guidance on engagement strategy and tactics.

Ralph Leonard

If you are looking to identify donors and/or want an insider’s view on how best to achieve success from the donors in the region, Ralph is probably one of the world’s experts on the subject.

Ralph Leonard, Chapel & York Hong Kong Foundation’s Executive Director, is an American who has lived and worked in the region for 35 years, as a successful fundraiser and fundraising consultant. Ralph has extensive cross-functional experience in all areas of nonprofit development, and a wealth of knowledge about the funding possibilities that come from working and living in-country for decades. Ralph has helped achieve multi-million dollar charitable philanthropic results in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Thailand. He is proficient in Cantonese and Mandarin.