SOLREV, founded by Elissa Beckett and Samantha Jones, exists to partner with organizations ready to lead, change and grow. We are passionate about bringing our combined 50 years of leadership, management and fundraising experience, across sectors, to make an impact for you and your organization.
Elissa is a passionate and compassionate leader and strategic thinker with strengths in organizational analysis, social innovation and finance. Known for her strong work ethic, commitment to transparency and skill at facilitation. Her 25 years of leadership experience spans the charitable and social enterprise sectors - she has held leadership positions with MakeWay (formerly Tides Canada) and CANFAR, and is co-founder of FlipGive, Canada’s first B-corp. She recently sat on the Board of New Market Funds Society, a charity designed to build the impact investment field in Canada’s charitable and philanthropic sector.
Elissa is an active volunteer in the non-profit sector, having served as a board member and senior volunteer with the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Elissa completed her MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business, her BSc at UBC and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She is a sought after speaker, and instructor at U of T and Ryerson in entrepreneurial fundraising, non-profit communications and marketing, and organizational leadership.
Sam brings a 25 year track record of bringing profile, support and stability to some of Canada’s most well-known nonprofit organizations. She recently became a Professor in Humber College’s Faculty of Business following a decade of teaching in Ryerson University's Nonprofit Management and Fundraising Certificate programs and the Leadership in Nonprofit Sector program at the University of Toronto. She has consulted, often as an executive level interim leader, to organizations including Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Kids Help Phone, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Pathways to Education and Breakfast to Learning.
She is an active leadership volunteer with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and recently joined Imagine Canada's accreditation review panel. Sam is a seasoned senior professional with a foundation in strategic management, integrated marketing, corporate partnerships, fundraising and coaching.
The social profit / charitable sector is evolving. Demand for creative and impactful solutions is growing.
Organizations need to be responsive to technological and demographic shifts to lead for the future. Leaders are facing a changing landscape that is increasingly competitive. People are they key resource. Leaders need to be positioned for success, with support to develop strategy, to be exceptional people managers, and to maintain a deep understanding of the social sector.
Organizations need to grow and evolve, to be resilient to changing conditions, to anticipate and respond to change to thrive.
Information Gathering & Dialogue
We believe the first step is understanding our clients needs and challenges, as well as exploring the problem at hand.
Goal-setting together helps us keep on task and ensure that we are measurably working towards solving our client's challenges.
We don't work in isolation. You know your business best. We're here to support and supplement - to help you find solutions that work.
We'll share our recommendations in an easy to understand format. Our recommendations always tie back to your goals.
Implementation & Evaluation
No project is complete without evaluating the results. We'll help you set measures, and even report back to you if you need it.