Kat Dawnier provides specialist advice to the Centre on the design, implementation and evaluation of philanthropic strategy.
Her role with the Centre is largely focused on ‘design for impact’ - supporting philanthropic partners with the development and implementation of new impact-focused models of grantmaking. Kat also provides organisational capacity development support to grantee organisations through the Centre.
Kat has worked in the not-for-profit sector in New Zealand and the UK for over 10 years. She has professional experience in philanthropy, community development, research and evaluation, and non-profit governance. She has background in the community, youth and refugee sectors, as well as in private philanthropy.