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We are a specialised management consulting and training firm on a mission to advance the disciplines of strategic marketing and communications in the nonprofit and public sectors.
Strategic Management Consulting and Training Firm

CONSULTING

Why hire CEPSM?

CEPSM offers strategic marketing and communications consulting services developed specifically for governments, nonprofits, and associations. We have an exceptionally strong core senior consulting team that is complemented by a world class network of associates and partner organizations.

Core Services

TRAINING

Learn new skills!

We conduct a wide variety of strategic marketing and communications training in various formats, including:

  • Public workshops
  • In-house tailored workshops
  • Private one-on-one coaching
  • The MARCOM Annual Conference
  • The SPROTT Professional Certificate in Public Sector and Non-Profit Marketing
Training Calendar

SPEAKING

Let us inspire you!

CEPSM features a growing list of passionate, professional public speakers that actively deliver keynotes, participate in panels, and provide customized speaking services based on your unique needs.

Booking

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OUR TEAM View all

What makes us unique? First and foremost, we understand the unique needs and constraints of the non-profit and public sectors. We are highly engaged in our fields as speakers, trainers and consultants, which allows us to stay up-to-date on the latest marketing and communications trends and best practices. Our desired outcome is to help you attain your goals and create a positive impact on your organization, your audiences, and society as a whole.

Jim Mintz

Managing Partner & Senior Consultant

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Bernie Colterman

Managing Partner & Senior Consultant

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Mike Kujawski

Managing Partner & Senior Consultant

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Claire-Mills

Claire Mills

Managing Director & Senior Consultant

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OUR BLOG View all

Is Government Failing in a Digital World

by Jim Mintz

In a recent article, Gerry McGovern a well-known digital blogger states that Government, like all organizations, claims to exist to serve citizens but in reality, is usually more interested in serving itself. Digital is increasingly exposing government incompetence and how remote from the real life of people so many in government are (particularly at a […]

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Branding for Dollars

by Bernie Colterman

Whether you are recruiting new members, seeking sponsorship or selling exhibit space at an event, the value of your brand has a huge impact on how people perceive your efforts and respond to your “ask”. Your brand is not just a logo – it is what people think of you – your reputation. A lot […]

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How Long Does it Take to Secure a Sponsor?

by Bernie Colterman

This is a question I get asked all the time. The short answer is: as long as it takes for the prospect to decide they want to invest in your project, whether it be a program, an event sponsorship or a naming right. I have a Naming Right being approved for a municipality at the end of […]

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OUR PARTNERS View all

Jester Creative provides website design and development for CEPSM and its MARCOM Annual Forum. They have decades of experience in media, web and video production, including sharing their talents through comprehensive training.

CEPSM is the proud producer of the MARCOM Annual Conference designed exclusively for nonprofit and public sector marketing and communications professionals. MARCOM delivers education in a variety of formats to include intensive workshops, inspiring keynotes, networking and practical sessions that empower attendees to take action once back at the office. Now in its 19th year, it’s the only conference of its kind in Canada.

CEPSM works closely with the Intersol Group through the provision of consulting services to complement their expertise in people and process skills for leaders and their teams. Intersol’s facilitative approach and commitment to building capacity is a hallmark of their reputation for excellence in Ottawa and across Canada.