Nathaniel Heller

Member Since 2021

Nathaniel Heller

Vice President and Managing Director

Geneva Global

Philadelphia Area

Nathaniel Heller is a mission-driven leader and executive with more than two decades of experience in the non-profit, international development, and philanthropy spaces. As Geneva Global’s Vice President & Managing Director, Nathaniel oversees all of the firm’s client-facing work and deliverables as well as its external communications. Those services range from supporting philanthropists as they identify priority areas for investment; developing operational strategies to execute high-impact philanthropic programs; running programs in high-need geographies; and distilling successes, failures, and insights to inform future philanthropic giving. Prior to joining the firm, Nathaniel served as an Executive Vice President at Results for Development (R4D), where he oversaw many of the organization’s technical teams aimed at strengthening health, education, and nutrition systems in low-income countries. He originally joined R4D as a managing director, leading the organization’s work on citizen engagement and governance reform in countries. In both roles, Nathaniel spent significant time on strategy and work plan formulation, partnership development, thought leadership, and resource mobilization across the international development philanthropic spectrum. Earlier in his career, Nathaniel co-founded and led Global Integrity, an international non-governmental anti-corruption organization working in more than 100 countries to strengthen government transparency and accountability safeguards. From 2017 to 2019, he co-chaired the Open Government Partnership (a multi-stakeholder partnership spanning governments and civil society) and was the catalyst behind the establishment of the OpenGov Hub, the world’s first thematic co-working space focused on open government issues. He began his career working at a non-profit investigative journalism organization (the Center for Public Integrity) and at the US Department of State. Nathaniel holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and completed his graduate work at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.


September 2nd, 2022

4 questions to ask before sharing a social impact statement

The precise cocktail of criteria used to arrive at decisions as to whether and when to speak out publicly can either bolster or undermine a company’s long-term social impact agenda, including employee engagement and retention.

May 12th, 2022

How to increase employee enthusiasm as we head back to the office

Corporate giving and employee volunteerism can help increase retention, strengthen your brand, and address societal issues. 

February 14th, 2022

Three seismic shifts that will impact philanthropy in 2022

The giving industry must continue to navigate abrupt and radical change to grow and thrive.


Geneva Global

Geneva Global is a mission-driven company that helps foundations, organizations, and individuals achieve positive social change through effective philanthropy. We leverage 20-plus years of experience putting philanthropic capital to work in nearly 100 countries to help our clients and partners. Our approach blends highly customized problem solving with proven methods to support evidence-driven decision-making.


Social impact & nonprofit