About Us

Organizations working to make positive change often face challenges that get in the way of optimizing impact. Good ideas, deep knowledge, committed people and useful programs are not enough. Without adequate skills and resources, solid governance and leadership, and an understanding and focus on outcomes planning, organizations can flounder and not realize their full potential.

All About Impact helps organizations develop strategies for effective planning, resource development, governance, communication, and collaboration.

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Barbara McMillan, principal of All About Impact Consulting, focuses on building organizational capacity and fostering strategies for collaboration to increase impact and sustainability. Her in-depth experience in partnership and network development, governance and planning, networks for change, strategic community investment, grantsmanship, youth engagement, and organizational storytelling offers practical knowledge and tools to assist organizations to increase their capacity and effectiveness.

Barbara has worked and volunteered with a wide range of community and civil sector organizations locally and globally, including Vancouver Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, Vancity Community Foundation, Health Canada, Simon Fraser University and British Columbia Institute of Technology. Beyond Canada, she has presented keynotes, workshops, training, and advisory services in Europe, Brazil, Afghanistan, Uganda, Australia, Malaysia, Russia, Mexico and the US.

Barbara holds a Master of Management Degree (National Voluntary Sector Leaders) from McGill University and a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University, and has completed the BC Instructional Skills Workshop. She has served on numerous boards and advisory committees, most recently West Vancouver Community Foundation, Vancity Community Foundation (Co-Chair), PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship (Chair), Cool North Shore, and YouthScape.

All About Impact works with a network of skilled associates in Canada, and abroad. Clients have included:

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of British Columbia
  • Booth University College
  • Clayoquot Biosphere Trust
  • Community Foundations of Canada
  • Real Estate Foundation of BC
  • Columbia Basin Trust
  • Abbotsford Community Foundation
  • North Thompson Community Foundation
  • Squamish Community Foundation
  • Sunshine Coast Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Whistler
  • YMCA of Greater Vancouver
  • Logan Lake Community Forest Society
  • Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society
  • Cool North Shore
  • District of West Vancouver
  • West Vancouver Memorial Library
  • Autism Society of BC

  • Murality
  • Sport BC
  • Kidsport
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Burnaby Community Services Society
  • Burnaby Meals on Wheels Society
  • Yellowhead Community Services Society
  • Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network
  • PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship
  • TYZE Personal Networks
  • Lions Gate Hospice Society
  • 411 Seniors Society
  • Alberta Council for Global Cooperation
  • BC Council for International Cooperation
  • Canadian Council for International Cooperation
  • Empowerment Centre for Women (Afghanistan)
  • Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies

Moira-GookstetterAssociate Moira Gookstetter is an accomplished facilitator and organizational  strategist with over 20 years of leadership experience navigating, serving and leading not for profit organizations. As a change catalyst, Moira works to adapt her leadership styles intuitively and to create an environment of trust and open communication when working with teams.

Moira is currently assisting the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund and Recycling Council of British Columbia with strategic support and revenue generation, while also completing her Masters of Arts Leadership at Royal Roads University. Moira has held leadership positions such as Vice President of ViaSport British Columbia, CEO of Gymnastics BC, and Director of Development for Sport BC,  promote sport as a philanthropic cause, developing a new financial sustainability model for the sport community across BC and Canada.

Moira is a retired national team track and field athlete. She was a nominee for the 2010 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards for her work with not for profit organizations. She also holds the designation as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).