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Liz Ngonzi
Works at New York University Heyman Center for Philanthropy
Attended Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Lives in New York, NY
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2015 African Development Conference at Harvard April 4, 2015 Presentation for Educating and Equipping Africa's Youth Panel
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Great lecture on architecture in Nigeria organized by my friend and global architecture professor, Doreen Adengo.  Definitely check it out on Tuesday, March 4th @ 4PM in NYC.
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I'm thrilled to share this TEDx talk I delivered on November 17th, 2013 at my alma mater, Cornell University.  It's about my journey into the "wilderness" this past summer-- three amazing months at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in the Catskills, where I served as a volunteer permaculture Karma Yogi and found the balance necessary to transform myself from being a "human doing": to a "human being." 

I know you're quite busy, however when you have a moment, please watch the video & if you're so inclined, "like" it on Youtube, share with your friends and even possibly leave a comment on Youtube.

With lots of gratitude & humility!

Liz
In this talk social entrepreneur, Liz Ngonzi, shares her journey to finding greater meaning in life. She takes you from the conundrum of success, lots of resum
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Pretty cool #socmed stats.
 
6 Mind-Blowing Social Media Statistics

Here's a cool infographic, shared by +Rebekah Radice, that goes through some really interesting stats and figures! 

One thing that really caught my eye were the predictions about Pinterest, accounting for 40% of all social media related purchases in the coming months.

Or this one... 

20% from all Google search queries made on a particular day have never been searched before! 

Check out the full infographic along with an article that adds more details at: http://digitalsherpa.com/infographic-6-mind-blowing-social-media-statistics/

#SocialMedia   #Infographic   #SocialMediaMarketing   #Pinterest  
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In the October 25th, 2013 issue of the NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising News, I write about my recent inspiring and life-defining visit to South Africa which reinforced what many Africans in the Diaspora and on the continent know, but need to share with others-- the continent is definitely rising and there are many incredible people on the ground making it happen:  http://t.co/3XUIt5x10U
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Liz Ngonzi  organized and moderated The Women in Technology: Focus on Africa panel hosted by McGraw Hill Financial's (MHFI) BEAM, LEAD and WINS diversity employee groups on Monday, September 16th at S&P in New York City. The panel featured Lisa Meadowcroft, Executive Director of AMREF, USA and Amber Fowler, Partner and Chief of Staff of EchoVC. The focus of the panel was on the various ways technology is being used to improve African women's lives along with the ways in which they themselves have leveraged technology to start business and improve existing entrepreneurial endeavors. Ultimately, the panelists aimed to identify potential investment / collaboration areas for MHFI to consider in the high-growth continent of Africa.
The Women in Technology: Focus on Africa panel was facilitated by Liz Ngonzi on Monday, September 16th at S&P and hosted by McGraw Hill Financial's BEAM, LEAD a
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"The Century of the African Woman" in Honor of International Women's Day. A crowd-sourced summary of a pretty amazing day that was organized by Nekpen Osuan and Demi Ajayi.
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I'm thrilled to share this TEDx talk I delivered on November 17th, 2013 at Cornell University, my alma mater. It's about my journey into the "wilderness" this past summer-- three amazing months at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in the Catskills, where I served as a volunteer permaculture Karma Yogi and found the balance necessary to transform myself from being a "human doing": to a "human being." I know you're quite busy, however when you have a moment, please watch the video & if you're so inclined, "like" it on Youtube, share with your friends and even possibly leave a comment on Youtube. With lots of gratitude & humility!  Liz
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Very clever online fundraising campaign!
 
charity: water is featured on Google's 12 Days of Giving today! And the site is awesome-- play with it and find out how far you'd have to carry water.

From our office, it's 4.69 miles. What about you? We'd love to see screenshots from where you are!

Check it out, and then share with us: http://12daysofgiving.withgoogle.com/day-8
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4 days ago - Liz Ngonzi '98, pictured above, spoke about a feeling of being “destined to do more,” and described her transformative three-month stay at an  ...
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In this presentation I delivered at New York University Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fudraising, I add to the conversation about philanthropy in Africa by challenging commonly held notions about the continent, then provide examples to refute them, including contributions made by Africa's billionaire philanthropists, high net worth individuals, grant making organizations and even the common man. I then present case examples of how technology is being leveraged to improve donor engagement and service delivery in the NGO sector. Finally, I provide eight trends that I believe will change the face of philanthropy in Africa.
This presentation developed and delivered by NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy & Fundraising faculty member, Liz Ngonzi covers the following: 1. Highlights som
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Join me at NYU (The Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, rm. 405) on Tuesday, November 5th at noon for a talk I'll be delivering about the current impact of technology and fundraising in Africa. I'm thrilled that the NYU George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising on whose faculty I've served since 2009, is providing me with this unprecedented opportunity to share the interesting developments I've witnessed on the African continent that are facilitating fundraising on the ground and helping to dispel the notion that solutions and donors to its development issues always have to come from the Global North. In case you missed it, I also wrote a piece about my recent trip to South Africa in which I briefly cover what I've seen on the ground and which serves as the inspiration for my upcoming talk: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/NYU-Heyman-Center-News-for-October-25--2013.html?soid=1103600581296&aid=CfZJ4oJjU3w 

Space is limited, so please RSVP ASAP to Lauren Durling at lld245@nyu.edu
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Global thought leader | entrepreneur | educator
Employment
  • New York University Heyman Center for Philanthropy
    Adjunct Instructor, 2009 - present
  • Amazing Taste, LLC
    Founder / CEO, 2001 - present
  • Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
    Entrepreneur In Residence, 2011 - 2013
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New York, NY
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I build concentric circles that connect people, ideas, cultures, continents, companies, organizations and technologies to achieve creative and strategic outcomes.
Introduction

I live a life outside of the proverbial box and instead build concentric circles that connect people, ideas, cultures, continents, companies, organizations and technologies to achieve creative and strategic outcomes.  I’m a recognized authority on leadership, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and technological innovations advancing international development. 

Over the last 10 years, through my firm Amazing Taste, I’ve helped major nonprofit organizations, corporations, the media and funders meet their mutually beneficial strategic objectives by identifying their shared relationships and by facilitating ways in which they can creatively and efficiently pursue and meet their common goals.   

A frequent public speaker, I’ve keynoted, moderated, presented workshops and served on panels in the US and Africa, including: delivering a 2013 TEDx Talk at Cornell University, the 2012 SXSW Africa, Tech & Women panel that she co-organized, keynoting the 2013 Southern Africa Fundraising Awards, delivering a WebEX presentation to new associates of a major Wall Street firm and addressing the women's association of a multinational corporation's about African women in leadership. 

Since 2009, I’ve taught at NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy & Fundraising-- developing courses for organizations seeking to more effectively participate in the global funding ecosystem. As a 2011-2013 Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Cornell University, I advised aspiring entrepreneurs on how to develop compelling value propositions for funders.  Building on my varied professional experiences, lifelong travel worldwide and completion of numerous professional development seminars, I have also coached hundreds of professionals seeking to identify and realize the purpose of their respective lives.

I serve as Communications Chair of the invitation-only, President's Council of Cornell Women; am a member of the Advisory Board to Syracuse University School of Information Studies; and am an inaugural Board member of Africans in the Diaspora (AiD). Additionally, I’ve served as a juror of the 2014 REBRAND 100(R) Global Awards, and a judge of the 2013 Syracuse University RvD IDEA Awards and the Apps4Africa 2012 Business Challenge.

I hold a Master of Management in Hospitality degree from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Syracuse University School of Information Studies. Additionally, I graduated from the United Nations International School which I attended from kindergarten to twelfth grade.

A one-time art student and competitive modern rhythmic gymnast, I’m now an aspiring yogi, a recently-certified permaculture designer and have always loved eclectic rhythms, and bold flavors and colors.

Bragging rights
I lived in a tent in an ashram in the Catskill Mountains this past summer! I can finally do a headstand and am now generally a vegetarian...hard to believe given that I've lived my life feeling hungry whenever I ate a meatless meal.
Education
  • Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
    Marketing, 1996 - 1999
  • Syracuse University
    Information Systems, 1988 - 1992
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