Our Clients

We’ve been privileged to support some of Canada’s leading non-profit organizations.


Strategic Planning

Planning with Purpose. Effective strategies can be strong organizational tools when developed correctly. Your organization will get one uniquely designed based on present and future needs.

Board Governance & Best Practices

Leading with Purpose. The success of your organization rests on good decisions and viability. Your board will get the support it needs to thoroughly execute those two main objectives.

Succession Planning

Progressing with Purpose. Change is inevitable. When it’s time, your organization will be prepared to navigate a seamless and easy transition while preserving your mission.

Executive Recruitment

Selecting with Purpose. Your organization depends on good leadership, and it’s important you get the right person for the job. It’s not easy, but when you know where to look, you’ll find them.

Leadership Assessment (Birkman Method Assessment)

Understanding with Purpose. Get the most out of your team by getting to know them better. When you do, it enables your organization to be more cohesive and efficient.

Executive Coaching

Training with Purpose. You’ve got the right leader now what? Set them up with the right tools and knowledge to take your organization to the next level.

Open Searches

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Power to Change (P2C)

Director of Development

Posted: November 18, 2019

Closing: December 20, 2019

Power to Change is a family of ten ministries and one humanitarian partner, each with unique ways to make a difference in people’s lives.  With an annual budget of $40 million and over 450 staff Canada-wide and hundreds of loyal volunteers, the continued support of their valued donors is vital to their ongoing ministry efforts.

As the Director of Development (DoD), you will oversee the Development Team whose purpose is to work in tandem with the ministries of Power to Change to expand their resources to fulfill their overall mission.  You will use your well-developed business acumen, fundraising expertise and high standards of biblical stewardship to make wise funding strategy decisions, positively affecting all levels of donor engagement.  Also, the DoD participates on the Executive Team (E-Team), representing the Development Division and its continued efforts on behalf of the organization as a whole.

If you are passionate about growing God’s Kingdom, have over five years of executive-level sales or fundraising experience, with strong capabilities in strategy development, leadership and reporting, and developed skills in financial affairs, then you could be the next Director of Development at Power to Change.  Contact us today for more information or to submit your application.

Further information on Power to Change can be found at https://p2c.com

Application Deadline: December 20, 2019

Please note that preference will be given to those with Canadian citizenship at the time of application.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com

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Compassion Canada

Executive Director of Partner Relations - STATUS: Shortlist Interviews

Posted: October 22, 2019

Closing: November 20, 2019

Compassion Canada, a partner with Compassion International, is committed to “releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.”  Their passion is to holistically improve the lives of children – mind, body and relationships – influencing them to become adults who will create change in their own communities.  So far they have positively affected the lives of nearly 2 million children around the world!

Compassion is looking for an exemplary Executive Director of Partner Relations (EDPR) called to relieve poverty from the lives of children worldwide.  The ideal candidate will be a highly relational coach, mentor and motivator for the Partner Relations team, and an expert in handling change management within a Christian non-profit context to support the organization as a whole.  The EDPR is expected to be attuned to the state of the local church nation-wide with proven fundraising and sales experience.  Also, the EDPR must have a successful track record as a strategic thinker to effectively participate in Compassion’s highly collaborative senior leadership team.

Your calling and experience will make a difference in the lives of children all over the world.

To apply for this position contact: info@nelsonandkraft.com

Meet Nelson / Kraft

Getting your organization where it needs to be

Our mission is to enable your organization to make a greater impact by achieving your purpose from optimum health and capacity.

The journey always starts with finding the right leader, but we take it a few steps further. We guide organizations toward excellence by offering support in those “hard to tackle” areas.

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The Team

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Mark Kraft

Senior Associate

Mark is a certified executive coach and Birkman Method consultant. With a background in pastoral ministry, strong leadership development skills and a passion for helping not-for-profit organizations succeed, Mark has become highly sought after for his expertise in: recruiting, networking, crisis management, team building and best practices for board governance.


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Larry Nelson

Senior Associate

Larry’s professional training as a Chartered Professional Accountant, his extended experience as a CEO of a large not-for-profit seniors’ housing provider, and his knowledge gained while chairing several not-for-profit boards of directors across Canada equips him well to serve the needs of charities.  During his more than 10 years of experience as an executive search consultant, Larry has placed over 70 senior executives nationally and worked with over 45 North American charities.


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Nicole Kraft

Associate - Career Transition Lead

Nicole enjoys coming alongside people and their needs, collaborating with them to create a vision for growth and leadership capacity. She is a natural motivator who empowers people to work towards their goals and realize their unique purpose and capacities. Her ability to offer a fresh perspective with insight and wisdom encourages her clients to come out of places where they may have felt stuck or helpless.

As a certified Birkman consultant, she helps bring clarity to many individuals as they navigate a variety of career transitions along their vocational journey.

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Tim Warkentin

Associate - Strategic Planning Lead

Tim is a certified coach, strategic planning facilitator and Birkman consultant.  He brings thirty years of leadership development experience as an effective partner with not-for-profit leaders and organizations.  Tim’s consistent contribution is successfully guiding a process to achieve the clarity and perspective necessary for a practical road map to reach their strategic, operational and financial goals.

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Karl Feltmate

Associate - Alberta Lead

Karl is a progressive business leader with a focus on developing resilience within teams and HR Professionals. He brings a breadth of experience and business acumen, having held Director positions in both non-profit and for-profit sectors enhancing program management and development, business development, sales and fundraising. In addition to a background in Pastoral Ministry, Karl has worked in a variety of industries including technology, program development, education and charities.

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Greater impact starts with unlocking purpose, optimum health, and capacity. Through a one-on-one consultation, we will work with you to identify the ideal next steps to move your organization into excellence.

Our Process

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Tell us about yourself, your organization, and current needs or roadblocks.

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We’ll schedule a time to connect and do a deep dive on your organization.

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We’ll provide recommended next steps to take your organizations impact further.

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401 - 1477 W. Pender Street

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