Clients and Testimonials



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Clients – 

Grant works with clients who are staff and volunteers of grass-roots charities, community and hospital foundations, First Nations organizations and universities from Hong Kong to Toronto with missions covering areas such as animal welfare, secondary and post secondary education, health and social services.

Work with these clients includes:

(1) Feasibility studies for capital, comprehensive and endowment campaigns;

(2) Gift planning solicitation and stewardship including drafting and review of material for donor prospects and professional advisors;

(3) Government relations strategy leading to specific funding proposals;

(4) Major gift prospect identification, solicitation and stewardship including development of cases for support, donor prospect lists and strategy, attendance and follow-up on donor prospect calls;

(5) Overall strategic planning for organizations; and

(6) Presentations to charities and professional organizations across Canada.

Testimonials – 

Within a few short months of hiring Consultant, Grant Monck, we realized our capacity to meet our strategic goals and objectives had increased dramatically. Grant’s ability to inform, guide, steward, and roll up his sleeves on behalf of the BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) was outstanding. Immersing himself in understanding our organizational culture and strategic goals brought Grant up to speed swiftly, allowing him to quickly respond to our needs with respect to government relations and sustainable funding.  Grant’s contemplative nature, combined with insightful and timely action, were invaluable qualities in garnering input and support for case statements and campaign strategies. Having hired consultants in the past, we found Grant exceeded our expectations in every capacity. He actually did what he said he would do! Checking in at key points to ensure his understanding of our needs demonstrated not only professionalism and desire to deliver the highest quality service, but uncovered new ways in which he could assist us going forward. He presented to our Board, treated staff as peers, stewarded volunteers with grace, and demonstrated patience and flexibility when our timelines had to be adjusted. We highly recommend Grant, and hope he will continue to work with us in the future.

Deborah Connor, Executive Director – British Columbia Schizophrenia Society 

Grant worked closely with the CLS board and management to develop a thoughtful and respectful approach to fundraising. His guidance was invaluable in helping us to develop a “Case for Giving” that is compelling and that clearly articulates how the funds we raise will improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. In addition, Grant provided important guidance on how to best introduce our fundraising initiative to our stakeholders and the broader community to achieve our goal.

Ross Chilton, Chief Executive Officer, Community Living Society 

Thank you for taking the full day to participate in our Board Retreat and lead the afternoon session. You engaged the Board and staff in a meaningful way and encouraged the attendees to think of what is practical in terms of next steps.  The audience particularly liked the overview of the demographics for the Tri-Cities. The fact that we have an action coming from the discussion means you got people thinking….great that we have two board members willing to set up an ad hoc committee that will work to draft recommendations to the Board.

Charlene Giovannetti-King, Executive Director, Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation 

Grant recently led a session on fundraising to our KidSport volunteers from around British Columbia. He was able to tailor a lot of information to be relevant to small and large communities; to volunteers with differing levels of knowledge on the subject and all the while deliver a positive, supportive message with respect to the work that they were doing. Heads nodding and pens madly writing are a good sign with this group and it was an inspired and motivated group that left Grant’s session with a renewed vision and some valuable insights.

Pete Quevillon, Director – KidSport BC 

Grant’s experience and knowledge assist with the creation of key advancement material that we use soliciting major funders across Canada. His guidance on a system for long-term cultivation of a culture of philanthropy is meaningful and well thought out, a true reflection of Grant’s diverse experience.

Leslie de Bie, Vice-President, Development and Alumni Relations – Quest University Canada 

Grant accepted the challenge of training a group of professional educators when our organization undertook the development of a new Strategic Plan.  He took the time to get to know us, tailored his training for our specific needs and accompanied our facilitators through all steps of this very successful process.  We are grateful Grant accepted this challenge.

Neysa Finnie, President, St. Thomas More Collegiate

Your master class presentation, Gift Planning: All in a Day provided thought-provoking and valuable insights about the importance of a gift planning program as a donor-centered approach of fundraising. This will benefit our Movement as we strive to fulfill our mission to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. 

Dr. Jacline A. Nyman, President and CEO – United Way Centraide Canada 

Working with Grant on the creation, roll-out and follow-up of two Asia-Pacific Regional meetings in Vancouver has been a truly rewarding and insightful experience. Grant’s knack for conjuring up conversation and sharing while remaining culturally sensitive among groups of people from 10 different APAC countries was genuinely impressive. Given Grant’s diverse fundraising background and range of skill-sets, I think he would be a helpful and reliable consultant to any organisation and I look forward to the prospect of us working together in the future on some international projects.

Rory Healy, Manager, Regional Development (Asia-Pacific) – United Way Worldwide

Grant was the guest speaker at an annual gathering for registered charities which have invested their endowment funds with the Victoria Foundation. With an audience of small, medium and large charities, some new to the Foundation and others with a long association, Grant ably tailored his presentation to the group. He spoke about his own experience in developing fund raising champions within an organization to advance the mission and fund development work. Using a case study, Grant shared the steps to a successful, and scalable, outcome that clearly resonated with the audience. Thank you Grant!

Sara Neely, Director of Philanthropic Services – Victoria Foundation

Grant worked with us to develop our Legacy program which included the development of a more robust Legacy Welcome package, and further support materials, to encourage new gift planning donors. From the very beginning Grant dove in and made the effort to get to know our organization. As a result he offered recommendations that were tailored specifically to our work and our donors. His extensive knowledge and experience was reflected in the guidance he provided. It was a true pleasure to work with Grant. 

Vanessa Cassels,  High Value & Legacy Giving Manager – World Animal Protection 

Contact Grant to assist you with your specific philanthropic needs via email at grant or by phone at 778-875-6220. 

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