Liz Gadd

Liz specialises in effective philanthropy, strategy, impact and change readiness. She has a special interest in supporting environmental organisations and bridging the divide between social and environmental charities.

Liz provides advice on effective philanthropy to a range of clients, including individuals and families, and grant-making trusts. Liz works with donors that are just getting started, reviewing their giving, establishing new grantee relationships and/or developing a new strategy. She helps funders to have the greatest possible impact through their charitable giving, including research and analysis, evaluation and communication of their impact. Liz leads NPC’s growing environmental work, encouraging debate on what the net zero transition means for the social sector and supporting the strategy development and impact practice of eNGOs.

She has over 20 years’ experience in the charity sector including with the British Red Cross, Girlguiding UK, VSO and the Challenge Network. Her recent clients include The Conservation Collective, On The Edge Conservation, Client Earth, and the J Leon Philanthropic Council. She is a passionate advocate for mental health issues and advises the Stone Family Foundation’s mental health programme.

In a personal capacity, Liz is a trustee of the Environmental Funders Network, as well as the charity Pesticide Action Network UK, and is an advisor to the community interest company Just One Tree.

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Healthy Planet, Healthy People


The future of philanthropy, 2030 and beyond

Four ways for social funders to address the climate crisis

How can the social sector catch-up and keep up with the transition to net zero?

Mental health and the underfunded environmental determinants

What a theory of change can offer environmental organisations

Why climate change is a risk to all our missions

#BuildBackBetter: Why social and environmental charities must work together

How to adapt your strategy approach for times of change

How to involve users despite social distancing