I support groups across Canada to improve and expand their work. My goal is to ensure that clients’ strategy and implementation have the best chance of success by being relevant to communities, inclusive, and grounded in the realities of the system and the changing external environment. I draw on 20 years in nonprofits, during which I have been responsible for nearly every function within an organization: evaluation, project development, communications, outreach, partnerships, fundraising, team management, and strategic planning.
In each coaching and consulting mandate, I ask good questions, help gather and look at information in a new way, and harness the knowledge, intuition and creativity in your organization so that you become clear on your next steps and move forward. I bring issue-specific knowledge in the following areas (and am always happy to learn about new spheres): environment, food security, youth development, leadership, civic engagement, gender equity, LGBTQ rights, health, education, literacy, reconciliation, community development. Most of my consulting mandates are with grantmaking foundations, Indigenous-led organizations, and social change-focused initiatives. I hold a Masters in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
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I am happy to discuss the needs of your initiative.
Developmental Evaluation, Explore and Experiment, Scaling Impact
Fraser Hickson Institute, MINIBIBLIOplus, National Aboriginal Council of Midwives.
Philanthropic Foundations Canada, The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples, Community Foundations of Canada, Canadian Environmental Grantmakers' Network, The Co-operators Foundation, Laidlaw Foundation, Vancouver Foundation, Fondation du Grand Montreal, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute, Canadian Council for International Co-operation, Fondation Lise Watier, Pathy Family Foundation, Inspirit Foundation, Status of Women Canada, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, Maison de l'innovation sociale, Ryerson University, Sprott Centre for Social Enterprise, Excellence in Learning Foundation, The Philanthropist journal.