Hi, I’m Lacey the founder of Balanced Good. As a mom of three, I get how challenging it can be to build a career as a leader in the charitable sector while balancing the demands of parenthood. Initially, Balanced Good was established to help me find some semblance of balance.
I have a genuine desire to make a difference in the charitable sector, and with a decade of experience in progressive non-profit fundraising work, I pride myself in creating strategic, authentic relationships with the organization I am championing as well as their donors.
My career has focused on major gifts, and because of this, I am a true relationship builder. Beyond major gifts, I have experience in stewardship and donor retention, mid-level giving, events, marketing and communications, and corporate sponsorship. My experience in healthcare philanthropy means I know how to navigate complex organizations. My experience as a mother has allowed me to further develop all these skills, and more! I’ve also been fortunate enough to surround myself with other parents and experts in the social profit sector.
Hi! I’m Alex and I joined the Balanced Good team in 2021. Fun fact, I also covered Lacey’s parental leave and saw firsthand just how hard it was for Lacey to step away from her career, while also understanding that employers want someone who can jump in and run with projects.
I have over a decade of experience working as a fundraiser in the nonprofit sector and care deeply about advancing the fundraising profession with a focus on diversity and inclusion. I’m a fierce advocate for social good and firmly believe that together, we can make the world a better, more equitable place for all. My passions are youth mental health, social justice, and animal welfare and I volunteer with several organizations that serve these worthy causes.
Building relationships is my forte. Nothing gets me more excited than bringing together individuals who are passionate about the social profit sector and supporting them in making the changes they want to see in the world.
I specialize in all aspects of major gifts, such as cultivating lasting relationships with donors and volunteers, fostering strategic partnerships, and developing capital campaign plans, proposals, and communications for donors.
I grew up in Guelph, and now live in Peterborough, after spending time living and working in Kingston, Toronto and Hamilton. I live with my husband, and our two dogs and two cats (all rescues!).
We’ve got your next parental leave covered.
Ready to take your first baby steps with us? Give us a shout!