Polly comes to The Nature Effect from a background in group facilitation and events management. She is passionate about expanding her group work to focus on engagement with the natural world and how we can deepen our relationship with our changing ecological landscape.
In 2002, she co-founded The Funding Network (TFN), an organisation enabling ordinary people to meet social change pioneers and collectively give money to support their work. To date, thousands of TFN givers has raised over £7million for more than a thousand different social change charities around the world. Polly loves TFN because it democratises philanthropy, connects donors and campaigners face-to-face as real people not names on a form, and helps donors educate themselves and become champions for diverse causes.
As a facilitator, Polly runs groups on women’s sexuality and integrative psychosexual therapy. She is also an accredited Action Learning facilitator.
She now lives on beautiful, wild Dartmoor with her wife and young twins, and is looking forward to hosting the first Nature Effect camp there in summer 2015.