Nancy Pole | About me
In over 20 years working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, including 8 years at Centraide (United Way) of Greater Montreal, I have:
- developed and led multi-sector networks, coalitions and partnerships,
- convened innovative place-based funder collaborations.
- led strategic analysis and planning processes for organizations and communities;
- designed and managed a collective impact granting stream as well as program and initiative evaluations,
- helped to build evaluation capacity; and
- developed and disseminated knowledge translation content within my field.
In recent years I have also sought out research and practice opportunities to help grantmaking organizations to build up their own strategic learning “muscle”.
My formal education is only part of my lifelong learning journey, but it’s worth mentioning here:
- M.A. Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, Carleton University
- Graduate diploma in Social Innovation offered in partnership with the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, University of Waterloo
- Graduate diploma, Community Economic Development, Concordia University
- B.A., Applied Social Sciences, Concordia University
I split my time between my home base near North Bay, Ontario and Montreal, Québec. I am often on the road, though, working with clients in other locations in Ontario and Québec.
I aim to be a reflective practitioner in all that I do. This means that I am constantly seeking to develop, deepen and enrich my own practice – learning from what’s being done in the field, and learning from my own experience as well. I will occasionally blog or link to content that I like - join in conversation with me on Twitter!