Celebrating Good News Stories



While an interesting year, 2020 was good for business overall.  We proudly helped many companies see their way through COVID-19.  The Funding Envelope, our sister company, wrote quite a few successful grants for businesses and non-profits alike – OTF, Red Cross, IRAP, and more.  Pancap Pharma Inc. received $3M from FedDev, which was announced in 2020.

While a digital media company, MANAN media launched its first feature documentary film on December 1, 2020 – World AIDS Day. There was much excitement and special thanks to all of our supporters.  Visit to see the film as well as the quality of our work, the list sponsors and donors, and our film crew members


Under The Funding Envelope, we helped to secure a $3.5M contribution for medical manufacturing in Windsor, a $200,000 research grant for automotive research, and a $100,000 grant for automotive IT.  We also assisted the charitable and non-profit sectors with successful OTF and other grants, and began working with the Windsor Express to establish a sports and recreation facility in downtown Windsor.

MANAN Media continues to work on it Aging and HIV documentary, as well as the launch of a non-profit film centre in Windsor.  Work creating videos for Wheel Dance (Toronto) as well as podcasts, webinars and videos for Youth Diversion (Windsor) and Videos for the Children’s Aid Society, among others, was inspiring.


Due to demand for services, Amanda Gellman and Leona MacIntyre joined forces under The Funding Envelope to offer business writing services, e.g. funding proposals, for companies and not-for-profit organizations. The company incorporated in Nov 2017 and launched in March 2018. Under the Funding Envelope, we helped APAG receive a $4M contribution through FedDev to establish a plant in Windsor.

Federal government hands out $5M to local automotive companie

Film Camp for Kids & Youth launches its 6th season, with 16 staff hired through a Canada Summer Jobs grant.

We helped Moksha Canada Foundation and they received their first OTF grant.


MANAN assisted with an OTF GROW Grant values at $257,500 for Canada Dance Sport / Wheel Chair Dance.

MANAN works to launch a Media Arts Community Centre in Windsor, Ontario:  Windsor Star Article.

MANAN conducts public and community relations review for the Windsor Port Authority.


MANAN guided In Honour of Those We Love through their successful OTF GROW grant application.

Astrex Inc received a Fed Dev Contribution:

Can Art Inc. (SWODF Grant)

Lakeshore Manufacturer Expanding Locally

Windsor Hindu Temple (OTF Grant)


AKO receives two OTF grants – one for marketing and a second for capital funding to start the refurbishment of Windsor Stadium.


Wheel Dance receives and OTF grant.


Film Camp for Kids & Youth was launched with start-up funding from MANAN Media.


St Clair College MediaPlex (Federal Grant)


Windsor Downtown Business Accelerator (Federal Grant)


Serbian Centre in Winona / Hamilton (Provincial Grant)


Canadian Historical Aircraft Association (Federal and Provincial Grants)

Customized Seminars

We can customize a seminars for your place of work. Tutoring/coaching can also be arranged.

Shifting the Culture: Finance and Fundraising

Our Shifting the Culture non-profit workshop series focuses on both generating and managing income and is facilitated by Amanda Gellman and Stephen Willetts.  These seminars will help you to better understand risk assessment, preservation of capital, disbursement policies, gift acceptance, due diligence, donor agreements, Board governance and more.

Telling Your Story

Telling Your Story is an interactive workshop presented by Rob Miller, Amanda Gellman and Nicole Gellman. The topics include public relations, tips for film and digital media, news releases, storytelling, interviewing tips (for donors and the media), direct mail techniques and more.

Media Relations

Media Relations, taught by Rob Miller and Amanda Gellman, is offered in a seminar format as well as on-site to an in-house team. It is always best to be pro-active than re-active when it come to media relations.

Effective Grant Writing

Effective Grant Writing, taught by Amanda Gellman, 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 to help you through the process.

Visioning, Planning 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 that covers both strategic visioning for congregations as well as fund development.

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 group training also 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.