I’m Linda Gorrie.
I’m a freelance consultant for the Not-for-Profit sector.
Fun, Efficient, Useful
I support not-for-profits to focus on the right things in order to create the space from which great things happen.
THE EXPERIENCE I BRING WITH ME:
I have been working as a professional arts administrator since 1984. Past key positions have included: General Manager of the Vancouver Fringe Festival (1984-88), Interim Executive Director of Open Space Gallery (1989), Executive Director of the Women in View Festival (1990-95), Administrative Director of Playwrights Theatre Centre (1998 to 2013), Director of Finance and Administration for the Vancouver International Film Festival Society (2013-17), General Manager Green Thumb Theatre (2017-18), and ongoing Business Management consultant to grunt gallery (2004 to present).
As a freelance consultant over the past three decades, I have provided services as a consultant, mentor and business manager to arts and other not-for-profit organizations across Canada. Take a look at my previous clients list for an idea of the breadth of my experience.
Recent significant volunteer positions have included Treasurer of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) (2005-15) and Past Chairperson of the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation (2008-15), and I’m currently a board member for Vancouver’s Neworld Theatre.
A lifelong learner, I’ve attended the University of Western Ontario and University of Waterloo, participated in the Banff Centre School of Management Arts Management Program, was a member of the Executive Director’s Learning Circle (Vantage Point), and was awarded the Mary Phillips Prize at the 2005 Jessie Theatre Awards for my dedication to the Vancouver theatre community.
WHO I GENERALLY WORK WITH:
Mid-size not-for-profit arts and social service organizations
THE WORK I DO:
My work as a consultant and in leadership roles over the past 30 years has focused in the not-for-profit sector. I help strengthen organizations by establishing good governance practice, strategic planning, thoughtful human resource management and strong financial management.
I believe that how an organization allocates its financial resources is an expression of its vision and is linked intrinsically to delivery of its mission and programs. I also believe that organizations must be met where they are now in their history, not in an idealized or mythical future state.