Nina Botting Herbst - Rendered on: 18/06/2019 14:09:14

Nina Botting Herbst Add To Favourites

Job Role

Director of Individual Giving


National Trust for Historic Preservation (US)


Nina’s first career was in acting following her BA in Theatre Arts from the Rose Bruford College. After several years of performing, mostly in theatre and television, she transitioned into fundraising in 1993 as an account manager at Pell and Bales. Nina went on to fundraise for Shelter, Amnesty International UK and Tate, while also serving on committees for the Institute of Fundraising, and presenting at fundraising conferences.
In the late 1990s she became a co-editor of the Directory of Social Change’s Complete Fundraising Handbook (CFH) - an opportunity originally facilitated by Andrew Watt. That edition was published in 2001, and in March 2002 Botting Herbst moved to the US, and now lives in Chicago. In 2005 Nina returned to fundraising at the University of Chicago where she worked until 2017, and then moved on to the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), the US equivalent of the UK’s National Trust, as Director of Individual Giving - Midwest. She also volunteers, giving architecture tours for two historic houses, and sits on the board of one of those houses.
Nina has continued to work on CFH with the seventh edition (her fourth!) to be published later in 2019.