HOW I CAN HELP
SERVICES FOR CHARITIES
If you are a Canadian charity with limited funds engaged in inclusion and socio-economic equity work, I'm pleased to offer my services pro bono (i.e. free of charge), and learn from you in the process.
My primary purpose is to help you succeed in your mission and goals. Secondary to that is my goal to learn and build skills and knowledge in equity and inclusion work. Specifically, I’m seeking to upskill in intervention design, implementation and evaluation. My areas of interest are income/wealth inequality, poverty alleviation, and workplace inclusion.
Pro bono services are available for a limited time only, are subject to change, and are dependent on capacity and resource constraints, as well as organizational fit. For these reasons, I regret that not all requests can be fulfilled. If you are interested in partnering with a motivated, intellectual problem-solver who gets things done, please submit a request for services. I look forward to working with you!
WHY PARTNER WITH ME?
I have a unique mix of experience which lets me bridge between differing worldviews, and translate between stakeholder perspectives. I’m best at connecting seemingly unconnected dots, leading to new insights and creative solutions to complex, systems-level issues.
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MY IMPACT, VALUE, AND RESULTS
Travelled to program locations across Canada and Africa to engage local partners, understand program operations, and provide financial guidance.
TRUSTED ADVISOR, COLLABORATOR, AND PARTNER
Led a financial turnaround by better aligning program spend with new and existing funds. This turned two years of financial losses / break even, into two years of multi-million dollar surpluses.
Redesigned multiple accounting processes to increase efficiency for both clients and finance staff, leading to 20% in time savings annually.
After being told “it can’t be done”, negotiated a complex credit facility over a 12 month period, involving two banks, two Boards of Directors and legal counsel, resulting in $14 million of additional cash flow.
Created risk-based financial parameters and evaluation metrics to establish criteria for grants, balanced against student and community needs.
COMPASSIONATE, DISCIPLINED ANALYST
Transformed financial reports from dry data into dynamic graphics and messages that quickly communicated impact.
Identified a critical program risk around student scholarships; led project to re-assess scholarships’ efficacy and financial viability, in collaboration with the Director, Research & Data.
Bridged between government, donor and program needs in developing funding agreements; adapted program requirements into plain-language legal grant contracts; and presented contracts to program directors.
During times of extreme change and uncertainty, cut through the chaos to set clear goals, re-build teams, invent methodologies, redesign procedures, and modernize systems.