(formerly Pharos Fundraising Strategy + Communication)

Building Great Organizations

Interim Leadership Services


Staff vacancies can provide an opportunity to refocus an organization, department, or program. We provide interim leadership and management services during transitions, to dig deep into the organization and help organizations re-think, restructure, and re-tool. 

Organization Development


We help answer the question, "where do we go from here?" We have helped organizations create new staffing models, rework their organizational structure, hire staff, develop policy suites, evaluate programs, re-think fund management, and research pressing issues. Tell us where you are getting stuck and we will help create a roadmap forward.   

Fund Development


We imagine, plan and implement effective fundraising strategies. Our expertise is rooted in the fundamental building blocks of donor centered fundraising but we tailor strategies to the unique traits of each organization for annual, major gift, and capital campaigns. Developing new programs and working with small organizations is our forte. 

Grant Writing Programs


We can help get your grant writing program on track through research, planning, systems development, case writing, and effective proposal and application writing. We have extensive knowledge of BC grantmakers including Community Gaming grants. 



Whether it is to move an idea forward, support a staff member, or navigate through challenges, we can provide objective guidance and support to your organization through one-to-one or group mentoring. We work with our clients to define meaningful outcomes and a process to achieve those outcomes. 



From one-time donor communiques and social media posts to impact reports and full campaign communication plans, our communications and writing services help organizations to effectively communicate with donors and stakeholders online, in print, or through presentations. 


Grant Writing for Small Shops

Grant writing can be a game changer for small organizations. This workshop focuses on:

  • how to decide if it is right for your organization
  • tools and strategies to create a successful program
  • lessons learned from other grant writing programs

Fund Development for Boards

Our Fund Development for Boards workshop is designed to help Boards make decisions about fund development for the organization. This workshop focuses on:

  • understanding fundraising strategy
  • risks of various strategies
  • return on investment
  • board role in fundraising
  • creating a culture of philanthropy

Custom Workshops

Ask us about custom workshops designed for your unique organization or group of organizations. We will bring our partners to the table and help you tackle the issues that you need to get a handle on.