Here are a few leaders sharing their experiences and successes when partnering with Realize.
“We have had the opportunity of working with Realize to address various gaps and needs in our organization. From discovery to delivery, the Realize Team provides a unique perspective with real-time solutions. We appreciate Realize as a resource – they are always producing relevant material, creating connections, and providing resources to support purpose-led organizations! A big thank you to the team for all their great work.”
— Ann Kutcher, CEO
Westcoast Family Centres
“Alison and Gillian and the team at Realize Strategies guided and supported our organisation through a difficult period.
Strong leadership and a flexible approach sorted our issues in a very short time. Their effective and capable direction allowed our non-profit organisation to move forward with greater understanding and increased knowledge, enhancing our capacity to excel at our job. We thank them and would welcome any opportunity to work with them in any future endeavour.
— Ann Hory, Board Chair
North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society (NICCCS)
“Realize Strategies was a pleasure to work with. Alison and Gillian’s knowledge and experience of organization design was immensely valuable. They were thorough in their investigations and analysis of our current state, willing to listen and adapt to our unique needs, and succinct in their synopsis and final recommendations.”
— Natasha Singh, Manager, Business Advisory Services, Financial Division
“The Realize team walked beside our organization during a difficult time providing effective, strategic advice which got us back on a productive path. The folks at Realize took the time to understand our organization and the various communities we serve. The result was a comprehensive process which has helped strengthen our approach.”
— Morgan Camley
Denton’s; Board Chair, QMUNITY
“Realize Strategies helped our volunteer Board identify and recruit our Executive Director. In coordination with Realize’s staff we were led through a recruiting process that enabled the Board to focus on our goal: to recruit the person best suited to run our not-for-profit agency and evolve the organization’s mandate. We were presented with a vetted short list of qualified candidates from the job postings, and Realize’s staff managed the contacts, coordinated interviews, and let our volunteers focus on in-person interviews with a final selection of talent. While we were originally hesitant to spend on this process, all Board members involved quickly realized value in the investment we had made by engaging Realize to find a highly qualified candidate. Realize became a trusted resource to help us make the most efficient use of the Board’s time during recruitment. On behalf of the Board of ACCESS Community Capital Fund, I recommend Realize Strategies for any purpose-led organization looking to attract and retain talent.”
— Jess Merber, Chair of the Board of Directors
ACCESS Community Capital Fund
“The team at Realize provide knowledge and expertise in areas that support us as a non-profit organization with a strong business focus. They share our values and are acutely aware of the importance of utilizing professional business practices while maintaining a strong social conscience. It is without reservation that I would provide a recommendation for Realize Strategies.”
— Mark Miller, CEO
“The Realize Strategies team provided critical support in guiding our Affiliate through a challenging job market in search of an Executive Director. They proved to be knowledgeable in their industry, including skill in not-for-profit talent acquisition, and professional in their approach with both the Client and Candidates responding to the job opportunity.
The recruitment process was characterized by a deep understanding of the Client and needs of the organization, as well as a thoroughness and partnership that lead to a decision involving a number of strong candidates.”
— William (Bill) Wright, Board Chair
Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver Island North