Radha Nayar brings over 16 years’ experience to her work in the non-profit sector. She is known for being talented, innovative and highly effective in working with community based organizations, government bodies and funders. In the course of her career, she has focused her efforts on:
• Strengthening organization’s systems and infrastructure to increase impact in the community;
• Developing and implementing strong organizational change processes that create inclusive organizations;
• Innovative program and organizational planning and evaluation;
• Creating meaningful community engagement processes with organizations that facilitate broader community and societal change.
Radha has worked with a number of communities in her career, including immigrant and refugee women, people with disabilities, people living with mental health and/or addictions issues and senior citizens. She started her career on the front-lines, providing crisis intervention support and other counselling services to families. She then worked for many years at middle and senior management levels, providing strategic leadership and vision to organizations. She understands the challenges organizations face in the current political and economic environment, and she is able to support those organizations to build their capacity to respond to fulfill their mission in ways that balance risk management and the need to manage scarce resources with innovation. Beyond leading planning and organizational change processes, Radha has been an integral part of countless evaluation processes for programs, special projects and organizations. This includes developing strong evaluation frameworks that provide effective roadmaps, supporting implementation and monitoring, building evaluative capacity of work teams and engaging in knowledge exchange and transfer based on key learnings. She has also worked at a funding organization, which has given her a particular understanding of how funders are framing the notion of creating community impact. Radha is guided by an anti-oppression framework in all her interactions.