Liz Ngonzi

Elizabeth Ngonzi (USA)

New York University Center for Global Affairs

Elizabeth Ngonzi is an international speaker, educator and executive coach, who leverages her distinguished 20+-year career to enable nonprofit professionals to increase their impact.

As an adjunct faculty member at The Center for Global Affairs at New York University, she develops courses for nonprofit leaders that enable them to leverage digital storytelling and platforms to more effectively engage with their stakeholders.

As a trainer, she has developed seminars, webinars and masterclasses for The Foundation Center; International Fundraising Congress; ISOBRO; Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals; Southern Africa Institute for Fundraising; and Vital Voices Global Partnerships, among others.

A member of the U.S. Speaker Program at the U.S. Department of State, Ms. Ngonzi is also an international public speaker who frequently addresses audiences about digital innovations advancing development, philanthropy, and leadership.

Previously, she served as the turnaround CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA, the North American representative of the South African nonprofit, Afrika Tikkun (AT) that has successfully delivered social development services to disadvantaged children in South Africa for 25 years.

AT is one of only four nonprofits worldwide for which then President Nelson Mandela volunteered to be Patron in Chief in 1999.

Ms. Ngonzi developed AT USA into an in-demand nonprofit by drawing on her entrepreneurial approach to social impact, leveraging digital storytelling and developing strategic partnerships across sectors.

She has been quoted and/or featured by Black Enterprise Magazine, CCTV America, CNBC, Crain’s NY Business, Forbes Woman, MarketWatch, NPR, South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The NonProfit Times and The Washington Post. She holds an MMH degree in Services Marketing from Cornell University and BS degree in Information Systems from Syracuse University. 

See Elizabeth speak at #FRO2020: Digital storytelling to attract international foundations