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Elizabeth Ngonzi

Elizabeth Ngonzi

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Professor Elizabeth Ngonzi, serving as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University's Center for Global Affairs, is also the visionary Founder and CEO of The International Social Impact Institute® (The ISII). Since 2009, her tenure at NYU has been marked by her pioneering work in integrating emerging technologies, digital storytelling and fundraising in social impact education, recognized by the NYU SPS 2021 Teaching Excellence Award. Beginning in 2023, she innovatively guided professional students at NYU in leveraging generative AI for enhanced stakeholder engagement.

Her leadership at The ISII has led to significant global initiatives, including training over 600 leaders, reaching over 33,000 participants through 100+ educational events, and establishing partnerships with 100+ organizations, notably delivering AI training to 1,000 individuals in 2023 alone. Her collaborations with esteemed entities like Candid, GivingTuesday, the Obama Foundation, and USAID/Power Africa, coupled with her role as CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA, underscore her impact as a sought-after speaker, trainer and consultant.

A Cornell University and Syracuse University alumna, Professor Ngonzi's commitment to service excellence and innovation is further evidenced through her influential roles on boards such as the Cornell University Council, President’s Council of Cornell Women, and the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. Her recognition as an African Diaspora “Advocate of the Year” Award recipient reflects her dedication to driving change and empowering communities globally.

Currently Teaching

Digital Storytelling for Fundraising: Leveraging Emerging Technology for Impact

Learn to leverage digital platforms to effectively raise awareness about a cause, diversify fundraising, and innovate to become more relevant.

AI for Impact: Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement & Digital Storytelling Across Industries

In this inclusive, comprehensive one-day intensive course, participants from diverse industries will explore the transformative power of...