Strategic consultancy


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

  • 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.

  • Steph Taylor

    Senior Manager, Charity Advisory and Grantmaking

    Steph leads our strategic consultancy and grantmaking: managing a cross-functional team to deliver grants on behalf of a wide range of clients and to inform key decisions of boards and executive teams working to deliver social impact. This includes providing advice, products and services to government departments, companies, charitable foundations, social investors, grantmaking trusts and charities.

    Steph has a varied background in charity senior leadership covering grantmaking, strategy, operational and programme management roles. She is experienced in business development, impact measurement and external affairs, and holds postgraduate qualifications in Information Advice and Guidance, Leadership, and Business. She is Chair of a youth mental health charity, sits on the independent grants committee for Children in Need and founded the local branch of a youth-led education charity.

    Blogs and articles by Steph:

    Income diversification: five things charity leaders need to consider
    The value of planning for your charity's future


  • James Moon

    Lead Advisory Manager

    James leads our advisory work with charities and manages a number of international grantmaking programmes.

    He has a background in strategy and operational management in the third sector and civil society. He's experienced in fundraising, capacity building, governance structures, impact measurement and advocacy and policy.

    In his last role, James supported over 50 organisations across 23 different countries to build organisational resilience. He is also a trustee of an international development trustee.

    Blogs and articles by James:

    How to find donors
    Small charities: a guide to attracting corporate partners
    Donor care - the key to successful fundraising

  • 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.
  • Stephanie Moss

    Legacy Manager
    Stephanie Moss is the Legacy Manager at CAF and has over 20 years' experience in legacy giving.
  • 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

  • Dawa Dem

    Charity Advisor

    Dawa works with charities to help them develop their strategic, income diversification and board development plans.

    Dawa has more than 16 years international development experience. She has supported a number of social impact organisations in developing their fundraising strategies and organisational development. She also previously founded a charitable organisation to support philanthropic giving to Bhutan. 

  • Heather McLoughlin

    Charity Advisor

    Heather delivers advisory work with charities across the UK to help build charity’s resilience.

    Heather has a background in policy and advocacy in the third sector. She has a background of supporting charities to understand complex government and Charity Commission regulation and policies. She has advised charities with developing policies and strategies around issues like finance, Gift Aid, GDPR and fraud. 

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