Amazing Non-Profit Consultants & Service Providers
This is a resource list of top service providers and consultants we encourage non-profits to hire for different functional areas including fundraising, bookkeeping, communications, strategic planning, graphic design, and really any functional area of building a high impact non-profit.
This list is populated on a referral model; the consultants included are either known by us here at EPIC, have worked with us, or they have been referred to us by those already a part of this resource list. We prioritize BIPOC-owned businesses/consultants/service providers.
Melting Pot Collective
Melting Pot Collective (MPC) is a digital media agency disguised as a hip-hop collective.
We specialize in graphic design, illustration, animation and music production for creative organizations and business owners. We aspire to be one of the top creative agencies in the city while building a hub for the hip-hop community in Toronto. MPC is our way of giving back to the community that made us and to help as many creative professionals thrive in their creative businesses and careers.
We are proud to share the work of Caerina Abrenica who designed the cover of 'Building Unity' and all the Breakin' illustrations you'll find throughout the book.
Caerina is an illustrative designer from Toronto. Her work combines her passion for breaking with visuals often incorporating dynamic characters and dance moves. She aims to push diversity and the narratives of underground cultures into light in the form of illustrative design.
Co-Effect Creative helps socially minded organizations and businesses tackle their challenges and bring their ideas to life through creative problem solving and design.
We are a Toronto-based bilingual creative studio with expertise in branding, strategy, communication, graphic, exhibit and web design. We were founded with the objective of offering professional support in communications, marketing and design to social, environmental and cultural change-makers in order to help them amplify their positive impact.
To learn more about us and our work visit coeffect.ca.
We are an end-to-end bookkeeping, payroll, and financial management services provider.
We not only take away your administrative burden but also provide meaningful financial insights. In short: We simplify managing your Finances, So you can focus on the big stuff!
Natasha Qureshi of Sympl Solutions is a business management professional and has held senior global leadership roles at major international firms. She has managed multi-billion dollar budgets and portfolios, while leading cross-functional teams from across the world spanning Canada, USA, UK, Europe & Australia. She has an MBA and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University, USA
With prior degrees in Mathematics and Business Administration, he transitioned to financial services guided by a values based approach. He administers group insurance plans (health and RRSP) to non-profits as well as helps individual with financial planning, advice and having their assets (RRSP, TFSA, RESP etc) managed using an “ethical”/ harm reduction investing approach. For more information you may reach him at email@example.com
Vibhor Garg worked in the non-profit sector for 20 years including 6 years as an Executive Director.
Virtually Noire + Virtual Solutions
Virtually Noire is a Canadian based virtual assistant company that specializes in providing excellent executive level administrative support and consulting to growing businesses, law offices, legal professionals, organizations, and individuals virtually. Our team is versed in basic office administration, automated law offices in areas of law such as Canadian criminal, civil, family & real estate law.
Director of Virtually Noire, Sasha Rodriguez, is an experienced law clerk with over 13 years of experience in both the private and the Ontario public sector in the legal field, in a law office and court settings. Sasha offers certification in Court Support and extensive work experience and additionally, has worked with some of the most prestigious law firms across the GTA and offers expertise on various executive support methodologies. As a previous Court Clerk/Registrar and providing support to associate and senior counsel, Sasha has the background and knowledge that offers excellent leadership in leading the Virtually Noire team!
Marketing & Communications
HKC Marketing helps artists, non-profit organizations, and creative small businesses successfully connect, communicate, and cultivate inspired partners, attendees, supporters, and community - and generate revenue. I develop a visionary yet practical marketing plans; create digital content plans and social media strategies; prepare messages, taglines, and copywriting; create and foster partnerships, alliances, and consortia; launch and establish your new facility, organization, company, or project; provide consulting and advice, support for you or your team members, or complete campaign management and implementation.
Heather Kelly is both an enthusiastic optimist and a grounded pragmatist. She’s also an award-winning marketing and communications professional with a passion for making good things happen and a twenty-five-year history of creating success for artists, businesses, non-profits, and some of Canada’s most significant cultural organizations. Full bio is available here: http://hkcmarketing.com/about
DYPB – Discover Your Personal Brand is the only organization in the world that is dedicated to using our personal branding expertise to change the world. We achieve this through our signature training programs, high-profile events, helpful online resources and in-depth consulting. DYPB develops your employees’ individual strengths and values to serve your organizational mission and vision.
Leaders have more clarity and purpose. Teams are more collaborative and motivated. Organizations have greater retention, loyalty, productivity and growth.
DYPB Mission: Be the global leader that provides access to the best people, innovative resources and engaging events through inspirational stories, personal branding insights and learning opportunities.
Discover Your Personal Brand (DYPB)
Saeed Selvam - Public Policy 101 Course
Saeed has over 15 years of public affairs experience with a track record of actual legislative change. He was the Executive Director of the Spark Initiative, leads public policy at the Laidlaw Foundation, worked for all 3 levels of government, consulted by the Obama Administration, Mayor of Toronto, Premier of Ontario and Chief of Police. He is a regular media contributor on CTV National, the Huffington Post and the Toronto Star. Saeed holds an Honours BA in Political Science and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Toronto.
About the course: Public Policy 101 is a course designed for NGO and business leaders and those wanting to get a solid understanding of how to effectively lobby for a cause at a fraction of the cost. It is important now more than ever to understand how to navigate power and those skills have traditionally been reserved for the rich, well-connected and professional lobbying firms. By the end of this course you'll have a no B.S. understanding of how government relations, media and politics works allowing you to save time, money and advocate effectively.
Daven Seebarran Consulting
We work with non-profits of all size and stage of development to develop customizable sustainability plans to meet their needs. Our Services Include: Development of multi-year Development Plans, Annual Planning, Fundraising Implementation Coaching, Capital Campaign Management, Board Development and Engagement, Prospect Identification, Donor Cultivation & Stewardship Development of Case for Support, Identifying government and foundation supporters, Corporate Giving Strategies, Social Enterprise Planning and Digital Marketing & Strategic Communications.
Daven Seebarran is a highly skilled leader who has worked extensively in the non-profit sector throughout Canada for the past 15 years. He has over a decade of experience as an executive director with specific expertise in non-profit management, organizational development, fund development, and leadership coaching. As a prolific fundraiser, Daven Seebarran has raised more than $34 million for institutions across Canada. This has been accomplished through grant writing, corporate engagement, individual giving strategies, and special events management.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consulting, coaching and training
Christina Sackeyfio is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Boldly Inclusive. She is a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional, who worked for over a decade on social impact and innovation projects as a non-profit leader, capacity builder, community engagement specialist. She sees inclusion as a lens for everything from strategy to program design and delivery and believes that if we stretch our thinking about DEI, it can be a way of doing rather than a thing we do.