Julie Verhaar (Switzerland)

Senior Director of Global Fundraising and Engagement, Amnesty International

Julie joined Amnesty International as their first Senior Director of Global Fundraising and Engagement at the end of 2014. Prior to this she worked with UNICEF International for four years, developing and providing strategic advice, leadership, and support to their Global Fundraising Services team as well as to their 60 national committees and country offices. From 2003, she worked as the Fundraising Director for the Netherlands Red Cross where she significantly expanded the fundraising department before moving to Greenpeace International in 2008 as Head of Global Fundraising.

Julie has global experience across a wide range of markets and fundraising disciplines. During her career, she has been responsible for a range of innovative cross-media campaigns and the integration and development of fundraising activities on a national and global scale.

Currently, Julie is responsible for rolling out the global fundraising strategy and realizing ambitious goals for growth in income and membership. She and her team support Amnesty International sections and structures worldwide to develop and enhance their fundraising and membership activities.


Learn more about Julie’s IFC 2019 workshop –

IFL global fundraising trends: 2018 results from the world’s 15 largest INGOs