Winnipeg, MB and Victoria, BC

204-798-1264 (call or text)

Need help making your nonprofit thrive?

Hop on the newsletter:

I regularly run workshops in Winnipeg and Victoria - check below for upcoming dates.


All my workshop topics can be provided as half-day sessions or adapted for lunch-and-learns, and I am always happy to put together a customized workshop that matches your organization's needs! Get in touch to find out more.

Today’s lean organizations can’t survive without strong alliances to help them grow. No matter who you’re talking to—donors, potential sponsors, partners—figuring out how you can help them reach their own goals is the first step towards building long-term partnerships. When you and them becomes US, everyone wins.


Join me for a three-hour crash course on uncovering where your partner’s needs and your organization’s goals meet.


You’ll learn:

  • How to communicate your nonprofit's message in a more impactful way

  • A better approach to uncover your audience’s true needs

  • Ten rules for helping your partners while still making social impact



Victoria: February 26, 2020    Register Now

Social enterprise has taken off as a new formula for success. Whether subsidized or self-funding, these initiatives combine business methods with a drive to better the world. Blending financial goals with your mission for social, cultural or environmental impact is one of the most effective ways your organization can work towards financial stability while still feeling connected to your larger purpose.

Join me for a three-hour overview of what social enterprise is (and isn’t), how it can help your organization achieve financial stability, and how to get one off the ground.


You’ll learn:

  • The three social enterprise financial models

  • Key exploration and development steps for starting your own social enterprise

  • How to assess your organization’s readiness and take the next step



Check back soon for future dates, or get in touch to set up a workshop for your organization.

Prioritizing which funders, potential sponsors and service users to engage with is one of the hardest parts of maintaining an organization…and one of the most crucial to get right.


Prospecting, done right, helps you focus your energy on the right people. Knowing who to target and key strategies to approach them increases your chance of understanding your target’s needs and gaining their interest. Organizations that are strategic in their prospecting are far more effective—in terms of their time, energy and resources—in achieving their goals.


Join me for a three-hour workshop on reaching the right people. You’ll learn:

  • How to find demographic, psychographic and firmographic information and use it to your advantage

  • How to successfully market your organization without using traditional advertising

  • How to create a sustainable 12-month action plan – including a free template



Victoria: April 6, 2020   Register Now

The term “customer-focused” isn’t just for business anymore. Establishing a service culture in any organization is one of the most effective ways to boost donor satisfaction, keep your employees happy, and create a healthy work environment that enables your nonprofit to thrive.


Join me for a 3-hour introduction to figuring out who your organization’s “customers” are and what they want from you. Discover what a customer-centric environment looks like (spoiler: it’s not just about the customers!) and how creating one could be the most important thing you ever do for your organization.


You’ll learn:

  • The four key elements of service culture

  • Who your customers are and what they expect

  • How to recover from a service breakdown

  • How to perform a “service culture assessment” and create an improvement plan.



Victoria: February 24, 2020 Register Now

Nonprofit board members need smarts and a willingness to work hard. Their blood, sweat and (yes, sometimes) tears are what keeps your organization moving forward, but they can’t steer the ship if you don’t point them in the right direction.


Successful onboarding gives your board members the context they need to put their full set of skills to work for your organization. The better your organization is at doing this, the more effective your board will be.


Join me for an overview of the roadmap every organization needs to follow to help their board thrive. You’ll learn:


  • How ineffective orientation leads to board burnout

  • The three layers of orientation every new board member needs

  • How to ensure smooth onboarding with a knowledge transfer checklist (including a customizable template)

  • To use a Board Member Competency Matrix to get the right fit in your new board members (including a customizable template)



Winnipeg:  March 18, 2020   Register Now

Many nonprofit organizations struggle to devote time and resources to employee growth. In today’s lean and fast-paced environment training and development often end up on the backburner - leading to employee frustration, disillusionment, and turnover.


Many organizations are missing out on one of the most effective and free resources at their disposal to drive learning and build healthy relationships: peer coaching.


Peer coaching leverages a powerful and trusting team dynamic to drive performance, boost employee engagement and develop future leaders. Join me to learn the key aspects of an effective peer coaching framework and assess if peer coaching is the right fit for your organization.


You’ll learn: 

  • How peer coaching empowers people to learn new skills and grow as leaders

  • How peer coaching can help remove workplace silos

  • The difference between coaching and consulting - and where each tool is the best fit

  • The steps that you need to take to create a workplace culture of peer coaching



Victoria: May 13, 2020   Register Now

Communication plays a fundamental role in our daily lives, yet the art of communication within the workplace can be a challenge for some people.  Effective communication is an essential part of an organization’s success; no matter whom you’re talking to--donors, potential sponsors, partners or each other--knowing how to communicate clearly and positively enhances relationships, increases engagement and helps your whole team be more effective.

Whether these are new skills or a refresher, join us for a three-hour overview of practical tools to help improve all your communications. 

You’ll learn: 

  • Integral, foundation steps that support great communication

  • The role that different cultural norms play in effective communication

  • How to make a good apology and move forward




Victoria: April 8, 2020   Register Now


“Frank comes with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience that he shares with the nonprofit sector….His workshops are engaging, with lots of valuable information that organizations can take back and implement into their day to day operations. Frank has a lot to offer.”

-Tracey Gibson

Manager of Learning and Training,
Volunteer Victoria