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Motive Development Group is a Nigeria-based consulting firm that seeks to enhance the impact and sustainability of organizations working in Africa's social sector.


Philanthropy Advising

Expert Guidance for
African Philanthropists

Have you always thought about using your resources for social good either by supporting the work of nonprofits or by creating your own private or corporate foundation? With years of experience, we have the capabilities and expertise to take your philanthropic interests to the next level. We work with individuals and organizations who are passionate about creating lasting societal impact and support them in end-to-end processes involved in starting a Nonprofit or Foundation (self-operating or grant-making).

Nonprofit Management

Building structures and processes
for sustainability

Looking to develop your programmes but not sure where to turn? Need help planning or executing your next development project? Eager to improve your board members' support? Let us guide you. We provide customized solutions to support established Nonprofits, Social Enterprises, Foundations, Multi-National Development Agencies in strategy and programme design, operations support, grant and project management, communications and capacity development.



We’re fortunate to work with some of the best clients and partners. From ideation to execution, we have vast experience in strategy development, advocacy and communications, programme design and evaluation, and grants management in the following sectors: education, leadership development, entrepreneurship, health, agriculture, and gender equality. We are available for short or longer term projects.




Principal Consultant

Katja Schiller Nwator

Katja Schiller Nwator is an International Development Consultant and Philanthropy Advisor who has worked across Africa to drive forward pioneering social programmes, multi-million dollar initiatives and community-level interventions that positively impact on the lives of women, youth, and African society as a whole. 

Prior to setting up Motive Development Group, Katja achieved significant success while working in management positions for nonprofit organisations, including the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Freedom Foundation, where she designed and managed multi-million dollar programmes and initiated new development models. 

Since commencing consultancy work with local and international clients, Katja has led on a variety of projects that include establishing in-country operations within Nigeria for U.S. and U.K. nonprofit organizations, devising state and national strategies and interventions for governments, while conducting groundbreaking research related to the practice and structure of philanthropy in Africa.


Motive Development Group
10b1 Sarumoh Oladosu Close
Lekki 1, Lagos

+234 7063207233


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