Strategic consultancy


Our expert team of charity consultants are on hand to help with any questions you have about running a charity or grantmaking.

  • Dawa Dem

    Dawa Dem

    Lead Advisory Manager

    As Lead Advisory Manager, Dawa is responsible for managing key client relationships, including those with corporate foundations such as Lloyds Bank Foundation.

    She also leads advisory work on organisational development and resilience building. This includes funding and income generation strategies, strategic planning, futurology, board development and governance.

    Dawa has more than 16 years of international development experience and has worked with organisation such as UNICEF, The Resource Alliance, Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and International Childcare Trust. She has also held many pro bono roles including as Director for Loden Foundation.

    Learn more about the work Dawa and the charity advisory team does.

  • Ingrid Barnard

    Ingrid Barnard

    Grant Making Manager
    Ingrid has over 15 years' grantmaking experience and manages and supports the delivery of a wide range of grantmaking programmes.
  • Monica Brown

    Monica Brown

    Head of Charity Advisory and Programmes

    Monica leads the team which includes overall responsibility for CAF’s charity advisory, grantmaking and legacy services, operating budget and personnel. Monica joined CAF in July 2016 and is part of CAF’s leadership group.

    Monica was previously CEO of the charity Dress for Success Greater London and the National Head of England for the BBC Children in Need Appeal. She has an extensive background in grantmaking, change management and organisational development.

  • Beth Clarke

    Beth Clarke

    Programme Manager, CAF Resilience

    "CAF Resilience is an incredibly exciting programme. We know that many philanthropic individuals are interested in supporting smaller charities but want to know how they can do this in a way that helps the charity to become more resilient. Supporting a small number of organisations over a few years, CAF will be able to learn what works and just as importantly what doesn’t, and share this learning with other charities, funders, as well as donors who are interested in giving in impactful ways."

    Blogs and articles by Beth:

    Critical lessons for charity trustees
    Lets celebrate those leading small charities
    Building a resilient charity sector


Have an enquiry?


Whether you’re a charity looking for expert guidance, a grantmaker or foundation looking to work with us, or an event manager looking for a speaker, this is the place to start.

Contact the Charity Advisory team