David Hartley has assisted hundreds of nonprofit organizations (public-benefit and member-benefit) in over 140 Canadian towns and cities since 2007.

A) We consult and train in these 4 specific areas:  

  1. Board Governance (Training & Consulting)  We train the executive director/CEO and the Board best practices in creating an effective board (easy-to-use tools, engaging focused meetings, bylaws, policies, liability protections, tricky personalities) that clearly understands its role in the organization (long-term direction and protection), tapping into the skills and motivations around the table with focused, impactful meetings.
  2. Strategic Planning  We assist the executive director/CEO, board and staff in creating a highly practical and useable strategic plan.
  3. Risk Management (Training & Consulting)  We assist the executive director, through targeted interviews, in creating a simple but strong risk management plan using a template that is easy to update.
  4. Leadership (Training) & Team-Building Sessions  Half day or one day (usually off-site) sessions that your small or large team will never forget.  Participants leave the session with fun memories and specific practical agreements.   Best if followed up 6 months later with half day session to ensure accountability and make any necessary changes.

B) David Hartley:  Professional Background

1997-2006:  David spent almost a decade in the for-profit world of risk and insurance, including over 7 years training insurance brokers, primarily for two of Canada’s largest property & casualty insurers:  the Co-operators and Aviva.

2007-2012: David managed and then directed The Insurance & Liability Resource Centre for Nonprofits from the opening day to its closure after 5 years (as planned by the funder, the government of Ontario).  The Centre was an arm of the national charity Imagine Canada.  Although the Centre was opened to focus on risk and insurance, within two years we began expanding our areas of focus into board governance and other critical topics.

2012-2018 (Present): David continued working with Canadian nonprofits and charities as a full-time consultant focused on risk, board governance and strategic planning.  He has now assisted over 20,000 nonprofit and charity leaders, hundreds of organizations, in over 140 Canadian cities and towns.

Education: David graduated with an Honours bachelor’s degree in Sociology and History after 4 years at York University / Redeemer College.  He also has his Canadian Risk Management (C.R.M.) designation from the University of Toronto.  He also is certified to train John Maxwell’s leadership material (founding member of John’s training team).

Personal Life:  The joy of his life is his amazing wife Manda and his 4 wonderful children.

C) Contacting David:
If you would like to contact David Hartley for consulting, training or any other question or comment, please email him directly:  david@nonprofithelp.ca   (Normally we respond within 1 to 2 business days).
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E) Administrator for Hartley Nonprofit Consulting:  Manda Hartley – Background

Manda studied Criminology at the University of Windsor and began her career in law enforcement.

After having children, Manda decided to make a career change, serving in various nonprofit positions, both as a volunteer (Scouts Canada, Municipal Government, a local theatre company, a local hospital and long-term care facility, veterinary clinic, Community Living, Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart & Stroke Foundation) and one long-term staff position at United Way.

She is experienced in strategic planning, operational organization, risk management, finance, data management, public speaking, board and committee leadership,  volunteer and special event management, grass roots planning and execution, communication strategies and networking.  Manda has worked in virtually every sector of her community developing meaningful relationships within Government, Private Sector and Not-for-Profit. She has a firm knowledge of community organization and mobilization, corporate structure, and community capacity building.

Manda currently works with David in several capacities managing clients, administration, development and updating of strategic and risk management planning documents and tools, and working together to create a superior product for our clients in the areas we specialize.

Beyond being David’s wife and best friend, Manda is a wonderful mother to our 4 kids.

F) Others on our Team 
On occasion we take on projects requiring skillsets beyond our own (e.g. financial, legal).   Our Team expands to meet the full demands of these contracts.  We include full bios in our proposals when this is necessary.