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Janet Kranz, M.A.

Janet is a creative fundraising professional with strong public relations, writing and research skills and over 20 years experience working closely with non-profits and the public sector. Focusing on the distinct, though often connected, specialties of research and fundraising, Janet helps clients investigate the underlying causes behind social, community or fundraising challenges. She then works with you to develop solutions that secure your organization’s future funding base or increase your programming and capacity.

Drawing on her extensive experience working with charities and governments, and on a previous career in film and television production, Janet combines creativity with investigation to deliver her services to you. Some highlights of her activities include a comprehensive five-year strategic fundraising plan for a local immigrant services organization, numerous successful major-gift solicitations to high-net worth individuals, strategies to integrate planned and major gift portfolios, public relations activities to promote new services and programs, organizing fundraising galas and various community presentations to support civic engagement, a report for government on immigrant youth in the justice system and another on apprenticeships and the skilled trades for an Ottawa community health centre. Janet is currently working with Women’s Economic Council (WEC) conducting research, developing a web portal and helping sustain WEC as a viable force improving the lives of vulnerable women in Canada.