Professional Development Series

Telling Your Story – June 28, 2016 – Finished.  Stay Tuned for Next Session.

Our March 2016 seminar in this series is Telling Your Story, presented by Rob Miller, Amanda Gellman and Nicole Gellman. The day’s topics will include media coverage, news releases, storytelling, interviewing tips, digital media and more.  To register, proceed to Paypal, or email us at to register and pay by cheque. Cost: $100 per person – $75where multiple people from one company or organization are registering. Location: The Raindance Arts Centre, 716 Pelissier (look for the red doors). Parking: City parking lot across the street.


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Fall 2016 Dates TBA

Shifting the Culture: Finance and Fundraising

Our Shifting the Culture non-profit workshop series focuses on generating and managing income is facilitated by Amanda Gellman and Stephen Willetts.  These seminars will help you to understand risk assessment, preservation of capital, disbursement policies, gift acceptance, due diligence, donor agreements, Board governance and more.  We also host public and customized seminars on Grant Writing. Media Relations, Board Development, Strategic Visioning, Branding and more.

Effective Grant Writing

Effective Grant Writing, taught by Amanda Gellman, is offered annually since fund development is a necessity for many companies and non-profit organizations. The hands-on workshop reviews questions that appear on grants and well as tools and resources. Customized workshops and tutoring/editing can also be arranged.

Visioning, Palnning and Fundraising for Faith Groups

If you are a part of a religious community that is looking to grow and/or repair your facility, you can benefit from this dynamic workshop. New dates to be announced for fall 2016.

Our Most Requested Services
  • Strategic Planning: Have you been thinking about your goals for next year, the future of your organization and/or how to get key stakeholders on side. If so give us a call. Our speciality is helping groups think about new beginnings and opportunities.
  • Video Production: Looking for a team to produce a quality, affordable video or film for your company or non-profit?  MANAN has a team of writers, designers and cinematographers ready to help you tell your story, whether it be to grow your business or raise funds for your charitable cause. We can help you create a short promo or a more lengthy piece on the history of your organization or company. Check us out on You Tube.
  • Marketing Materials: Once you have your video, MANAN can design brochures, banners, annual reports, power points, fund development materials and more to keep your brand consistent – web and print. We have an in-house graphic designer and photographer as well as other artists and writers on our creative team.
  • Fund Development: Allow us to write or edit your funding proposals. Our clients benefit from our many years of experience and you will too. We can create your fund development campaign materials and, if desired, offer training to increase your in-house capacity. We have a terrific track record and many happy clients. Creating manan – or new beginning and opportunities – is the core of our business.
  • Eduction and Mentoring: see above workshops; individual and organzitional coaching available
Projects Sponsored by MANAN

Film Camp for Kids & Youth is offered year-round via the Windsor Centre for Film Digital Media & the Creative Arts / The Raindance Centre. The camp is for children and youth ages 9-21 years … and CEO of MANAN Strategy, Amanda Gellman, who has many years of experience experience working in the arts and with kids programming, is the camp Founder/Producer.  MANAN Media is a sponsor, and we are proud to partner on this collaborative community program that is working to create jobs in digital media in the region.

Windsor International Writers Conference will take place in Windsor, Ontario, on May 5-8, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Select in Windsor, Ontario.  MANAN Strategy is a proud event sponsor of an event that is bringing world renowned authors to the Windsor-Detroit region. This is a conference for students, teachers, post secondary faculty, authors, screenplay writers and more — at all levels and stages of their career.

If you have questions about these or other MANAN sponsored events or seminars, please Contact Us.