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Get to know our company!
Take the guesswork out of hiring a nonprofit fundraising consulting firm.
After spending over ten years serving on boards of directors and witnessing her favourite organizations struggle to raise funds, Founder Larissa Stoddart was determined to find a solution for organizations with meaningful missions that were barely raising operating costs.
By taking what she learned while working on a $750M university campaign and applying best practice fundraising systems and processes to small and medium sized nonprofits to achieve results that could scale, Growth & Co. was created.
Today, Growth & Co. is a nonprofit consulting firm that has helped organizations raise over 100 million dollars. We break down the concepts, systems, and processes that work in large charities into simple parts that smaller nonprofits can apply.
Growth & Co. offers a fresh perspective that is informed by being part of a shifting demographic of donors as generational wealth moves into younger hands.
As the company continues to grow, they work with organizations that need to build and enhance their fundraising operations through training, coaching, and custom consulting.
Do you want a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) to help to establish your fundraising plan, train your team how to use it, create a case for support aligned with your strategic plan, and finally mark “figure out fundraising” off your to-do list?
Not everyone dreams about creating a nonprofit fundraising consulting firm, but Larissa did.
Larissa Stoddart grew up in extraordinary circumstances. When mental health and addictions issues intensified in her family, she decided at 14 that having no permanent home was safer than her family’s home. Unsurprisingly, that solution had a lot difficulties wrapped up in it.
While living at different locations, often alone, Larissa constantly worried, “what is going to happen to me?”. Unfortunately, going home was a worse option. As a result, she experienced something much stronger than fear.
The heartbreak she felt, knowing that her sense of safety and security had been stolen from her, shapes her motivation to help people today. Now, Larissa aids nonprofits who aim to provide the kind of safety that she failed to experience growing up.
After high school, she went on to work with folks with different world views and life experiences than her own– one of them a retired teacher. Through his gentle but persistent guidance, she gained the courage to apply to university. Through the investment of his time, he changed her life because he cared enough to help.
Another person’s time wasn’t the only investment that changed Larissa’s life. Without money to pay for university, financial assistance made it possible for her to graduate. She will always clearly remember standing in the middle of campus opening an envelope—tears and laughter burst out of her along with the feeling of pure glee when she realized it was a cheque for a $7,000 scholarship!
As she looked around at the smiling students who passed her on their way to class, she inhaled the scent of cherry blossoms that painted the historic campus in pink and white. Larissa realized that donor funding had transformed her life—and that generous strangers could also transform the lives of countless others.
Today, she works tirelessly to teach organizations how to raise money to ensure that people who might have a different story without access to these opportunities can live out their dreams just like she did.
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A recent marketing university graduate from British Columbia, Ciara is a passionate and driven individual interested in using her skills to make a positive impact in the world. Throughout her studies, she developed a strong interest in the non-profit sector, specifically in helping organizations create and implement effective marketing strategies to increase their reach and impact.
Ciara is a creative thinker who is always on the lookout for innovative ideas and approaches to solve complex problems. She brings a collaborative skillset to our team and puts this to use by finding marketing partnerships such as blogs, podcasts, and speaking opportunities that are aligned with Growth & Co.'s values. If important information has been shared with our clients and social media followers through a speaking event, article, or social post (critical grant deadline alerts, anyone?!), you can bet it was because of her!
Ciara’s experience in marketing has equipped her with a range of skills, including market research, branding, advertising, social media management, and campaign development. She is also familiar with various marketing tools and software. In the same way nonprofits need to research and communicate with their stakeholders to reach their goals, Ciara enables Growth & Co. to do the same.
Outside of work, Ciara enjoys volunteering with the community and spending time with her family (including her pet bunny!).
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Nabila is a visionary leader who is dedicated to sharing her skills and knowledge to help organizations create positive change in the world. She has successfully engaged thousands of donors, fundraisers, and volunteers in raising millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations!
With over two decades working with local and international development organizations like Aga Khan Foundation Canada and United Way, Nabila has a strong understanding of the essential elements required for effective and sustainable fundraising.
Nabila is skilled in strategic planning, program development, project management, campaign management, and improving business processes. Her management experience enables her to lead diverse teams of staff and volunteers on complex projects in ways that bring visions into reality and matches an organization's capacity and requirements.
Growth & Co. clients work with Nabila on custom consulting projects that review and improve internal fundraising processes and workflows to streamline operations, reduce costs, improve program delivery, and allocate resources more effectively to support their fundraising goals. If your organization needs insight into your fundraising operations, a fundraising plan to guide improvements, a case for support to encourage donors to give, or other custom solutions, Nabila is here to help.
Outside of the fundraising world, Nabila spends most of her time supporting her two daughters in competitive dance, as well as volunteering and baking!
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