Liz Dixon Associate Senior Researcher
“It is a pleasure and an honour to be able to provide prospect research services to many of THINK’s national and international clients and to be able to contribute to their fundraising successes. I enjoy being part of the THINK team and working alongside a group of friendly, wise and knowledgeable fundraising consultants”.
Liz Dixon is an independent prospect researcher and consultant. She previously served as Acting Chief Executive of the Kew Foundation, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew where she had been Head of Knowledge Management. Liz was Head of Research for the Victoria and Albert Museum Development Department. Liz’s first fundraising role was as Development Researcher at the Royal Society of Arts. Throughout her fundraising career, Liz has provided prospect research leadership which has informed and guided major capital campaigns. These have included the £31 million British Galleries campaign and £75 million FuturePlan campaign at the V&A and the £100 million Breathing Planet campaign at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
Between 2005 and 2007 Liz was in charge of the UK consultancy for Factary, a specialist fundraising research firm where she provided training, consultancy and prospect research services to a diverse cross section of not-for-profits. Today, Liz continues to provide prospect research training, mentoring and consultancy together with desk-based research services such as constructing prospect pools, research profiles and providing clients with advice on areas such as due diligence, prospect mapping, pipelines and tracking.
Liz spent some time away from fundraising to work at an international auction house in the Impressionist and Modern Art and Modern British Art departments as Client Development Director. This allowed her to examine through a different lens the behaviour and play of ultra high net worth individuals. Liz’s time in the auction world together with 17 years as a fundraising professional has generated a deep knowledge of an international network of wealthy and influential individuals and the opportunities available from companies, grant-making trusts and foundations and other funding sources.