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Meet The Cool Cats

Too often, one person has multiple priorities and deadlines without enough human, financial, and material resources to do their best work. Yet alone, the stress and the toll on a person’s health can be overwhelming at the best of times. The idea of continually doing more with less seems to have become a new norm.

At Pounce Support Services, you will find experienced, authentic and ethical professionals who are here to make your work life a little easier.  We have a wealth of experience in multiple domains and have similar ideas and energy about a new supportive way of working together.

Each person has a different set of skills and experience, making it easier for you to seek out the help you need. 

Mirande Alexandre

Ms. Alexandre is an accomplished Project Manager, Social Development, Marketing and Sales Consultant, and a Fund Development Mentor with over 25 years of proven leadership with an outstanding record in managing and evaluating horizontal initiatives and building partnerships across federal, provincial, and municipal governments, the private sector, NGOs and community groups.

Mirande has worked in various capacities for the Canadian and Jordanian Governments and local, national, and international companies in Canada and Mexico throughout her career. Mirande completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University and a Tourism degree from Lasalle College in Montreal, QC.

Mirande has worked with many businesses, service providers, NGOs, and communities to build sound projects that make a difference and get results! Presently, she assists many stakeholders with: 

Oral translations in four languages
Grant writing (Government, Foundations, and other)
Project development & management
Interim organizational leadership
Strategic and business planning
Fluent in English, French, Arabic & Spanish

Click here to learn more about Mirande

Imad-Dean Kaddoura

Imad-Dean Kaddoura is a seasoned veteran with over 30 years of business development, marketing, commerce, and fundraising experience. He is a recognized business development strategist.

Imad-Dean worked with many businesses, including the global multinational trading organization Sumitomo Corporation in marketing and sales throughout his career. He has coached several startup businesses and developed digital strategic marketing courses, including numerous dynamic digital business and marketing tools for small businesses. In 2000, Athabasca University approached Iman-Dean to teach marketing, business management, commerce, and international business, where he was an instructor for over a decade.

Imad-Dean has also succeeded in becoming a catalyst for growth and development for the not-for-profit sector. He is an avid advocate of social innovation and, by nature, is restless in searching for and exploring creative and cutting-edge innovative solutions of fund development for the not-for-profit sector for the greater benefit of the Canadian society at large.

Imad-Dean Kaddoura holds a Master’s degree in Business from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a bachelor’s degree in Business from Eastern Washington University. He also earned a Diploma in Executive Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector from MacEwan University and a diploma in computer technology from CDI College in Edmonton, AB.

Imad’s specialties include:
Crowdfunding systems & solutions (e.g., blockchain technology)
Digital marketing
Marketing media & video production
Inbound marketing
Email & autoresponder marketing
Online marketing funnels’ building
Lead generation

Languages: Fluent in English and Arabic

Click here to get to know Imad-Dean Kaddoura.

Ron Knol

Ron was born and raised in Edmonton.  He appreciates the city that has given him opportunities throughout his various careers.  

Ron credits his father, who encouraged him to pursue his formal education in business and law. After gaining a Business Administration degree from Dordt College, Iowa (B.A. majoring in Business Administration with three semesters at the University of Alberta) and a Law Degree (LL.B) from the University of Alberta, Ron practiced commercial and estate law for over a decade. Following graduation, Ron learned a lot about the retail industry. He worked for the family-owned and operated The House of Light, a 12 million-dollar business. 

Ron’s vast interests moved him into various careers, one of which involved professional sports team management. He had the unique experience of serving on the Edmonton 2008 Games Committee, assisting with the preparation of the 2008 Olympic Games’ feasibility study.

He is also passionate about marketing, commercial property management, commercial leases, corporate structure advice, society management, and legacy gift planning.   He has worked for charitable organizations, including, but not limited to, Cornerstone Counselling, The King’s University, Hope Mission, Christian Stewardship Services, and the Edmonton Society for Christian Education. 

Ron is a legacy giving expert, sought out speaker, and facilitator. He can translate complex gift planning terms into everyday language that we can all understand and appreciate.  His expertise includes:

Planned giving & administration
Creating a family legacy
Speaker, facilitator & trainer
Fluent in English & Dutch

Click here to get to know Ron.

Paavneet Manchanda

Paavneet is a result-oriented non-profit professional with almost a decade of experience in a diverse range of exciting and challenging projects. Her expertise is in research, grant writing, donor reporting, documentation, and program development. Paavneet has extensive exposure to working with multiple stakeholders, including government, corporations, foundations, small, medium, and large-scale non-profit organizations. Paavneet is dedicated, professional, and passionate about giving back to society.

 She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Panjab in India. She is an active member of the Canadian Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Originally from India, Paavneet resides in Calgary, AB, with her husband and a   daughter. Paavneet’s specialties include: 

Prospect Identification and research
Custom grant writing
Project evaluation & donor reporting
Documentation
Fluent in English, Hindi & Punjabi

 Click here to view Pavneet’s profile

Kat Mooney 

KAT has more than 25 years of expertise in fund development, public relations, communications, marketing, volunteer services, and special events management. She earned and held senior roles within the non-profit and corporate sectors, including Program Manager, Communications and Marketing Specialist, Director of Development, Executive Director, Mentor, and Consultant.

With five years of post-secondary education, Kat received a diploma from Dawson College, took multiple Applied Social Sciences courses at Concordia University, and has a Certificate in Public Relations Management from McGill University in Montreal, QC. Kat is currently pursuing her Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE), an internationally recognized fundraising designation.  Kat can help you with:

Case for support & case statement
Annual report & direct mail writing
Fund development plans
Developing a culture of philanthropy in your organization
Capital campaign management
Creating publicity & newsworthy stories
Fluent in English & French 

 Click here to know more about Kat