Suzanne Gibson uses her organizational expertise and 25+ years’ experience to draw out the dreams, talent and creative potential that lie within every organization. She animates each organization’s vision and helps teams explore and invent ways to create a better world for us all.

Services include:

  • Leadership development for teams and organizations
  • One-on-one leadership coaching, mentoring and guidance
  • Group facilitation and team building
  • Customized training on a wide range of topics [Training List]
  • Visioning, strategic and operational planning
  • Generative thinking and problem-solving
  • Launching new organizations, ventures, initiatives or partnerships including feasibility work, planning and implementation support
  • Strengthening governance structures and management teams
  • Resource development strategies to advance organizational goals

“As a founding Executive Director, Suzanne took Raising the Roof from zero to 100 in no time at all. And she wasn’t shy about using creative, entrepreneurial ideas either. She has a particular talent for knowing when an idea “has legs,” and a sound approach to balancing risks and rewards.”

Derek Ballantyne, Former President, Raising the Roof
CEO, Community Forward Foundation

Training List: Selected course and workshop topics
(All courses are customized to meet the needs of each group.)

  • Aiming for Excellence: Invaluable Project Management Strategies
  • Assessing Our Current Context and Key Fundraising Principles
  • Board Governance at Its Best! Strengthening Your Leadership
  • Capital Campaigns
  • On the Edge of Change: Responding Proactively to Transition
  • Corporate Partnerships: Building Strategic Relationships with the Private Sector
  • Dreaming Big: Making Magic Happen in Your Community
  • Extreme Teams: Building Teams That Make a Difference
  • Generative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Grant Seeking: The Process for Presenting Your Case
  • High Quality Relationships: Managing People for Success
  • Individual Giving and Planned Giving
  • Leadership: What Lies Within Us
  • Leadership DevelopmentPartnerships and the Power of Synergy
  • Personal Solicitation and Major Gifts
  • Social Innovation
  • Strategic Fundraising: Securing the Resources You Need
  • Strategic Marketing and Resource Development: Moving Towards Action
  • Strategic Planning: A Proactive Response to the Future
  • Undertaking a Strategic Assessment and Effective Project Management
  • Volunteer Management

Suzanne also leads workshops on a wide array of fundraising topics, including: special events, individual giving, corporate sponsorships, corporate fundraising, donor stewardship and other techniques. Other topics available upon request.