Jolene Livingston

As founder and Chief Vision Officer of Bespoke Social Profit Solutions, Jolene Livingston brings more than 25 years of wide-ranging experience, fuelled by a lifelong passion for the social sector, to helping clients become significant players in the safety and vitality of their communities. 

Energetic and innovative, Jolene coaches social profit organizations on engagement, strategy, revenue generation, governance and ambassadorship. She helps clients weave these essential qualities into the DNA of their organizations to ensure their long-term sustainability. She has led and contributed to capital campaigns ranging from $25 million to over $1.4 billion. She is a team builder, an idea generator, a champion of women leaders, and a guest speaker on transformation in the social profit sector.

Jolene’s ability to understand root causes fuels her belief in prevention over intervention when it comes to social challenges. Inspired by her deep belief in housing as a human right, she founded Partners for Affordable Housing, a charity that seeks to ensure affordable housing for everyone in Canada. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Women President’s Organization, and holds ESG (environmental, social and governance) certification from Competent Boards, NFP (not for profit) certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors, and certification from the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.

She always makes time for great coffee, morning walks with her dog, Luna, yoga, and dinners with her family.