The primary focus of Mark Holmgren Consulting is to help non profit organizations and local governments build capacities for new visions. Mark does this through the provision of custom designed strategic services that fit your organization’s culture as well as its aspirations.
In March of 2012, Mark took the CEO post at Bissell Centre, a 102 year old human services agency in Edmonton's inner city that exists to eliminate poverty and homelessness. Taking on this responsibility has meant downsizing Mark's consulting practice to be focused on delivering a smaller range of services to select clients.
These services include: designing and delivering strategy retreats and a variety workshops or extended learning sessions to senior staff and boards of non profit organizations. as well as to major collaborations. On occasion, Mark will also provide strategic communications services.
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Current projects include providing evaluative and consulting services to 1000 Voices, a collaboration of approximately 12 Calgary-based organizations. Mark's work has been focused on assisting 1000 Voices with its constellation governance model.
Mark is also assisting Aspen Family Services and the Alberta Council on Disability Services with the development of generative board governance approaches.
Strategic planning services are being provide for Salem Manor Nursing Home in Leduc.
Mark has been appointed to the Steering Committee that is overseeing the development of the City of Edmonton's Poverty Reduction Strategy, representing Bissell Centre.