We’ve been privileged to support some of Canada’s leading non-profit organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Wellspring Foundation
Ontario Development Officer - NEW
Posted: March 21, 2019
Closing: April 30, 2019
The Wellspring Foundation (Wellspring) works tirelessly in partnership with the Rwandan people to empower leaders, teachers, and parents to take ownership over the success in their local schools. Their goal is to ensure that the change sparked by employing Christian values-based education methods in each school will continue for generations to come. “By adopting a humble approach and structuring our programs to empower others, Wellspring seeks to treat every person with the same dignity and worth that Jesus shows each of us.” (Andy Harrington, CEO)
Wellspring is seeing fantastic progress in their work so far and this growth requires additional resources to surge ahead. They need a relational storyteller and big-picture thinker to work with a dynamic team and inspire donors in Ontario and the Eastern Canada/USA region to dedicate further financial commitments, leading to generations of improved lives through education in Rwanda and beyond. The Ontario Development Officer (ODO) will experience first-hand the sustainable positive impact of Wellspring’s activities in Central and Eastern Africa, and convert these encounters into engaging events and presentations that appeal to a multi-generational, Eastern North American audience.
Your love for connecting people with opportunities to financially support transformational change will multiply the successful impact on thousands of people within Central/Eastern Africa long into the future. Contact us today!
Find further information on The Wellspring Foundation at https://thewellspringfoundation.org
Applications will only be considered from Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents.
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.
Managing Director - NEW
Posted: March 25, 2019
Closing: April 30, 2019
The Naramata Centre Society Board of Directors is very encouraged by the positive response to the reopening of their Centre experienced over the last two years. They are seeking a Managing Director to act on their behalf, ensuring that the Centre continues to progress as a thriving organization.
The Board has spent significant time rebuilding the operational foundation of the Centre, along with fielding input from committed participants and community leaders far and wide, and renewing the passion for the viability of this nurturing landmark. In the effort to produce a more efficient organization, the Board has decided to reduce the size of the building and land base, implement an altered programming model, and address financial stressors.
The Managing Director will take a prime role in building on the positive momentum of the 2016-2019 period, as well as supporting the Board in the successful implementation of there key initiatives, and will be responsible to the Board for ensuring that the mission and vision of the Society are carried out. This includes supporting and expanding the existing summer programs and experiences, building non-summer revenue-producing opportunities, and establishing or improving collaborative partnerships, along with the Centre’s profile, with the South Okanagan community, the United Church, and other stakeholders in Western Canada.
Find further information on The Naramata Centre Society at https://naramatacentresociety.org
Langley Christian School
Head of School - Open Until Filled
The board, staff, and educators of Langley Christian School (LCS) are committed to living out its mission: to educate students, equipping them to discover their gifts, develop Christ-like discernment, and seek their life’s calling. The organization has been progressing in this mission for over 60 years and its community of supporters are excited about the future, which includes predicted enrolment of 1500 students by 2021! Their story represents a committed base of parents and alumni who eagerly await the new Head of School to further the LCS mission and vision.
The Board of Directors is looking for a strong leader and dynamic ambassador to partner with them by providing strategic and spiritual leadership towards its mission and ministry. The Head of School (HoS) must astutely balance vision and sound financial health as the leadership and their supporters anticipate the future of impacting children and youth in a Christian educational environment. The HoS also has the responsibility and momentous opportunity to use his or her storytelling skills to draw donors and current and prospective strategic allies into playing integral roles in the ongoing, thriving health of LCS.
If you love God and young people, and believe that you have the energy, intelligence, imagination, and passion for undergirding the future of effectively educated and equipped Christ-thinkers then we want to hear from you.
Find further information on Langley Christian School at www.langleychristian.com
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.
“In our executive search with Larry Nelson in 2016, the board was extremely impressed not only with the interview and selection process, but also with the critical tasks of preparing for transition and onboarding. I highly recommend this type of comprehensive approach and Larry is superb!”
New Brunswick Youth Orchestra
“As a rapidly growing organization . . . we recognized the need to make the change from an operational to a policy governance Board. Larry served us with sensitivity and skill, devising a process and engaging us, hands on . . . It was a seamless transition and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result.”
Carey Theological College
“I have had the pleasure of working with both Larry and Mark on a number of key strategic initiatives . . . [They] have taken the time to get to know us. Developing relationships with us is the 'special sauce' which allows them to leverage their diverse professional expertise to such good effect.”
Food for the Hungry
Mark and Larry’s network and depth of relationships is second to none across Canada. They led a search for a lead role in our organization and unearthed incredible talent and we ended up with two hires from one search. Will certainly use them again as we look to scale.
More Than A Roof Housing Society
As both the applicant and ultimately the candidate chosen, in an executive search process for our organization, I have the utmost respect for both Larry and Mark. From initial consultation through to the final contract negotiation, they worked with integrity and energy to ensure the successful outcome of the process for all involved. I confidently recommend their services and would turn to them again.
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.
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.
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.
Associate - Career Transition Guide- Birkman Consultant
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.
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.
Jennifer Hill, CHRP
Associate - Human Resources Guide - Based in Ontario
Jennifer is a Certified Human Resources Professional and an active member of Canada’s largest human resources regulatory association, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Jennifer is dedicated to helping non-profits achieve organizational effectiveness and employee engagement.
She brings a wealth of experience and passion to Nelson/Kraft as we seek to assist organizations in their development and management of their most important assets – their people.
Book a Consultation
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.
Tell us about yourself, your organization, and current needs or roadblocks.
We’ll schedule a time to connect and do a deep dive on your organization.
We’ll provide recommended next steps to take your organizations impact further.