Linda Mollenhauer is an independent consultant who has worked in the non-profit sector for more than 30 years. She has guided over 100 organizations toward excellence in strategic planning, governance, organizational development and communication. Linda brings strong facilitation skills that build stakeholder commitment and produce creative solutions and strategies.

Linda has developed many practical tools and conducted workshops and facilitated sessions based on these resources, such as: Benchmarks of Excellence for the Voluntary Sector; Strategic Planning Toolkit; Good Governance and A Culture of Accountability.

Collaboration has been a particular area of focus. She has co-authored a report for the Ontario Trillium Foundation on collaboration and, working with United Way Toronto, she has co-developed a toolkit on collaboration and its partnership policy. While guiding the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network through a renewal process, Linda developed a resource with the key decisions required to build a network's structure. As well, she is co-developing an online resource called The Collaboration Coach. Linda has also worked with federations to build better structures and a collaborative culture, based on her research, A Framework for Success for Non-profit Federations.

Linda was President and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (IMAGINE Canada). She was also involved in the inception of IMAGINE, a national awareness program encouraging giving and volunteering, and served as its Director. Linda's current volunteer activities include working with IMAGINE Canada to develop standards for the sector. She has a Master's degree in communication from Boston University.

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