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Key Results

  • Led and supported 18+ projects with clients ranging from global grantmakers, public funders, and private foundations across North America and the Caribbean
  • Developed Grantbook’s first Partnerships strategy to activate relationships across the philanthropic sector

Mohamed Huque

Philanthropy Consultant

Partnerships Lead

Key Results

  • Led and supported 18+ projects with clients ranging from global grantmakers, public funders, and private foundations across North America and the Caribbean
  • Developed Grantbook’s first Partnerships strategy to activate relationships across the philanthropic sector

Mohamed has been at Grantbook since 2018, advising organizations on their business strategy, service delivery, and digital transformation. Grounded in human-centred design, Mohamed enjoys working with grantmakers through navigating complex problems, unlocking innovation, and embracing the art of the possible. 

A former nonprofit executive, Mohamed has led an advocacy organization to develop Canada’s first national reading strategy, a research institute combating Islamophobia, and a frontline social service agency that supports low-income communities. Having previously worked on the impact side of the sector, Mohamed is a strong advocate of trust-based philanthropy that strives to reimagine the traditional funder-grantee relationship. 

As a consultant, Mohamed draws from his experience as both a funder and former grantee. He is currently a Board and Executive Committee member of the Inspirit Foundation, where he chairs the organization’s Equity Committee. He also serves on the Public Policy Committee of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, the largest association of Canadian grantmakers.


Notable Clients & Projects

  • Templeton World Charity Foundation / Templeton Religion Trust / First Trust Bank: Developed digital strategy, business analysis, and technology implementation for a global grantmaker across 3 corporate entities
  • Near East Foundation: Produced learning paper on a pilot project for an international development organization
  • Inspirit Foundation: Led the creation of an equity strategy for a national grantmaker that spanned across programming and operations

Skills

  • Project & Client Management
  • Digital Strategy & Visioning
  • Business Analysis & Process Transformation
  • Trust-based Philanthropy
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Tech Tools

Training & Education

The Funders’ Network 
2019 PLACES Fellow: Leadership program for professionals in philanthropy to focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in their work

Cambridge University, UK
2015 Ariane de Rothschild Fellow: Leadership program for social entrepreneurs across North America and Europe

McMaster University, Canada
Bachelor’s Degree, Anthropology

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