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.