Who We Are


Lori Gotlieb is the founder of Lori Gotlieb Consulting as well as Co-developer and faculty for Humber College Volunteer Management Leadership Certificate.

Lori is a Canadian subject matter expert in volunteer engagement and management working with direct service organizations, associations, community boards and committees and corporate volunteerism to name a few. Lori is an internationally known trainer and well-known writer who has collaborated with other experts with a chapter in the recently published academic book; The Volunteer Handbook 2nd edition which is widely used to deliver post secondary content in the field. She is an on-going contributing writer for Charity Village and various international volunteer management journals and has had many other articles published in a variety of magazines and websites. Lori is the 2012 Recipient of the Linda Buchanan Award for Excellence in Volunteer Administration.

Her experience includes developing and managing volunteer programs and special events in a variety of sectors, including heath charities, multi-service agencies that work with adults, youth and children, addictions, special needs and homeless youth shelters. Lori has developed and taught professionals and volunteers at the local, provincial and international level and work in both volunteer management and special events, as well with individuals and corporate/ community groups.

Lori has also developed and taught workshops to thousands of participants across Canada and worldwide as well as both College and University students and Secondary High School classes on finding meaningful volunteer work and the importance of getting involved in volunteerism.

Lori is also an expert on corporate volunteerism, marketing volunteerism, volunteer program development, boards and committees, strategic planning and risk management and has consulted with both not for profit organizations and associations.

Lori is the past president of the Toronto Association of Volunteer Administration,  was a content reviewer for the International Journal of Volunteer Management and member and Past Chair of the Advisory Committee at Humber College, Fundamentals of Volunteer Management and the Enriched courses. She is a mentor for the Professional Association of Volunteer Administrators, supporting volunteer coordinators working in the field.

Lori is also a founding member of Alli’s Journey, a foundation to raise funds for young people with cancer. She also sits on the board of Community Older Person in Addictions. As a subject expert in volunteer management, Lori has provided support and coaching to many organizations and volunteer management programs and is asked to speak on the subject for media outlets. Lori has a BA from York University in Sociology and holds Marketing Management certificate from Ryerson University, a certificate from Schulich School of Business, as well as a certificate in Coaching from Hincks Dellcrest.

Lori is a well-respected author and subject matter expert and continues to challenge the boundaries of volunteerism to creatively engage communities with non-profit organizations and associations.


Reach us at lorigotliebconsulting@gmail.com


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