Lori Stanley, NonProfit Consulting

If you are a collaborative leader focused on achieving and growing your organization, you are in the right place.

As a strategic consultant and facilitator, I collaborate with clients to drive strategic growth, ignite innovation and navigate constant change. I help empower nonprofit organizations to unleash their potential. I won’t just leave you with a strategy, I will support you to action your strategy by creating an operational plan.

My clients are nonprofit start-ups, established nonprofits, social enterprises and charities.

With decades of lived leadership, real-world knowledge and experience, my strength is a combination of facilitation skills, a people-centred approach and business analysis.

Like many, the pandemic made me re-evaluate my life and I made a bold move to venture out and start my own consulting business. As a former nonprofit leader, I loved making a difference. Now as a consultant, I have the privilege of supporting many nonprofits make a difference.

A strong mix of leadership facilitation and business analysis

I love facilitating and helping nonprofits create strategies. I bring a calm presence and facilitation skills to help your organization plan collaboratively. As a former nonprofit leader, I understand the complexities of the nonprofit world and the importance of a people-centred approach.

At Lori Stanley Nonprofit Consulting, we utilize the expertise of a skilled and proficient group of consultants to provide comprehensive support to our clients.

My Approach

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People and stakeholder centred

Includes the voices of those impacted by your decisions and engages them in meaningful ways

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Relationship based

Takes the time to truly understand your organization, build our relationship and ask clarifying questions to look at the bigger picture and help you achieve your objectives

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Allows us to co-create a strategy and tactical components that cut through all of the complexity

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Calm, flexible and adaptable

Focuses on what you need to create a comfortable, welcoming space as we work together


A world where all nonprofits achieve their vision and mission.


Helping nonprofit organizations build their capacity and deepen the impact of their work.

Brené Brown Dare to Lead Trained

Being Brene Brown Dare to Lead trained helps me to engage with my clients in a curious and courageous way. My facilitation fosters deep reflection and conversations to help you make tough decisions.

My in-depth questions will help you to clarify your desired outcomes and what actions are needed to get you there.

My Services

Strategize  Achieve  Grow


Strategic Planning and Implementation

Build Your Strategy


Growth Strategy for NonProfits

Deepen Your impact

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Stakeholder Analysis AND Engagement

Build Strong Relationships

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Mission, Vision and Values Development

Set Your Destination


Lori and her colleague Rasheeda guided our nonprofit organizations to develop a financial empowerment collaborative. Their leadership helped us to clarify our thinking, define our vision and the [take] steps necessary to create our collaborative. Lori and Rasheeda kept us focused and took complex work and broke it down into manageable steps so we could move forward. They engaged key stakeholders to identify the core requirements and critical success factors for collaboration.

As a result, we have a shared vision, our principles of agreement to work and make decisions together, a strategy, and we can build the infrastructure for our collaborative. More importantly, we can expand our community reach and scale our services to support more people in need of financial empowerment.

Maureen Fair, Executive Director, West Neighbourhood House | Lee Soda, Executive Director, Agincourt Community Services Association | Stephen Vanderherberg Vice President, Community Programs, Greenwood Community Services  
Maureen Fair, Executive Director, West Neighbourhood House | Lee Soda, Executive Director, Agincourt Community Services Association | Stephen Vanderherberg Vice President, Community Programs, Greenwood Community Services

We engaged with Lori to guide our strategic planning process. We knew we wanted an agile, updated [and] equity-focused plan that truly reflected the voices of service users and community. Lori skillfully planned and facilitated feedback sessions and focus groups, led our steering committee through some challenging and meaningful planning and discussions, and solidified our goal setting with us while ensuring those voices were heard and incorporated into our plan. She adapted quickly to understand our unique organization and community and to help us prioritize and articulate the work we need to do in the coming years. We’re confident that the work Lori has done with us provides a workable and purpose-driven strategy.

Kathy Davis, Executive Director - RenfrewCounty Family and Children’s Services
Kathy Davis, Executive Director

Lori supported us to create our strategic plan for 2023-2025. She created a safe, welcoming space for our planning committee to innovate and focus on what’s important to move our planning process forward. Our committee members were impressed by her facilitation skills, including her ability to help us clarify our thinking and be creative. Lori brings positive energy and momentum to the process. She was able to effectively engage our stakeholders and delivered our final strategic plan in a timely manner. We look forward to working with her again.

Monica Prymack, Executive Director - Madawaska Valley Association for Community Living
Monica  Prymack, Executive Director

Lori demonstrates exceptional listening skills, providing a supportive environment for open dialogue and expressing thoughts and ideas. I deeply appreciate her recognizing the emotional dimension inherent in an organizational review process, creating a space for vulnerability. As a representative of numerous underrepresented communities, I commend Lori for her inclusive approach, ensuring that everyone involved in the process is included and valued.

Wessam Ayad, Manager EDI,  Learning & Development at KEYS
Wessam Ayad, Manager EDI,

3 steps to work with me


Discovery Call

We start with a no-obligation discovery call to clarify your needs and desired outcomes, and see if we are a fit to work together


Receive a tailored plan

Get customized recommendations for what to do next to fulfill your mission. Choose from a menu of options you want.


We work together

We implement the strategy together to help you deepen your impact and achieve your mission

Download My Guide, "Plotting a Course for Success: 7 Essential Strategic Planning Questions for Nonprofits"

What you will discover:

  • What is strategic planning is, and why it is important
  • The most important component of strategic planning
  • Who should lead the process
  • Who approves or makes decisions
  • How long the process will take

And much more!

I want to see nonprofit organizations discover new solutions, advance their mission and realize their potential.

 Reach out to learn how we can work together!