- Systems change strategies
- Program design
- Possibility identification
- Stakeholder & community engagement
- Implementation plans
- Proposal & grant writing
- Tool & resource creation
- Workshop & meeting facilitation
Fundraising & Revenue Generation
- Program design for revenue generation
- Market & competitive analysis
- Donor research & prioritization
- Board, committee and volunteer engagement
Without strategy, execution is aimless, and without execution, strategy is useless
We tailor our methodology below to help clients exceed their goals, maximizing social and financial return.
Understand root opportunities & challenges 2. Goal consensus
Agree upon project goals 3. Road map creation
Identify the path to achieving project goals. Review and revise as needed4. Stakeholder engagement
Connect, understand and integrate meaningful insights
Dig, dig deeper and integrate6. Strategy development
Connect insights, define direction, articulate critical choices, and make recommendations7. Project implementation
Identify milestones, resources and ownership. Provide critical support as needed
Community & Volunteer Efforts
Real money strategies helping get real results
Strive emerged out of the Alt/Now program at The Banff Centre. Monica designed the initiative with a belief that peer to peer engagement combined with efforts to encourage financially resilient behaviours could catalyze greater financial agency.
About Monica Da Ponte
Monica is passionate about using her expertise and experience in business, not for profit management and systems thinking to help build a society where people and nature thrive.
With 19 years of proven success creating economic and social value across sectors, Monica started Shift & Build with the goal of helping organizations seeking to have a social impact enhance their outcomes and return on resources. Monica leads all client work and brings in experts on an as need basis.
In addition to her work at Shift & Build, Monica is an adjunct professor at the Schulich School of Business.
Prior to Shift & Build, Monica was the Executive Director, Education at Public Services Health and Safety Association leading efforts to advance prevention in the education and culture sectors.
Preceding PSHSA, Monica led WWF-Canada’s efforts to drive transformational change and raise funds through relationships with business. Here she created the award winning, Living Planet @ Work, WWF’s program to advance sustainability through employee engagement. The program now has over 1,000 participating companies and has raised over $1M for conservation efforts.
Monica began her career at Procter & Gamble in various business development and customer marketing roles.
Monica holds a BBA with a major in Marketing and an MBA with a specialization in Sustainability, both from the Schulich School of Business. Most recently, she completed a residency program at The Banff Centre focused on using design thinking to build market-based solutions that tackle economic inequality.