At Sharp Six we want to help you grow your ideas and bring them to fruition as efficiently as possible.

Sharpen your skills

Sharp Six provides capacity building services to non profit organizations, businesses, and entrepreneurs. At Sharp Six we use our expertise to collaborate with you to focus your innovative potential—to help you design, sharpen and grow your ideas. We are pleased to assist you with governance audits, policy drafting and implementation, strategic planning, tailored funding research, proposal and grant writing and project coordination. Ask us how we can help your non profit transition to the new Societies Act and amend your bylaws, constitution and policies accordingly!

See below to learn more about us and our backgrounds, or here to learn more about our services.

Sharp Six cares deeply about the health of our environment, our communities and the people and animals that share them. We especially enjoy working with individuals and organizations that are working to advance these values in creative, artistic or collaborative ways.

As part of our commitment we donate >1% of revenues to environmental charities. We encourage businesses &
charities to join 1% for the Planet.

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We are also a proud supporter of local organizations and LOCO BC member.

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Rachel S. Forbes

Principal & Legal Eagle

Rachel launched Sharp Six so that she could share her passion for detail, organization, strategic thinking and planning with others. She brings a variety of formal education to her business, including degrees in law, social geography and communications. Rachel was called to the BC Bar in May 2009 and currently holds part time practicing status as a lawyer with the Law Society of BC.

She has over 15 years of experience working with different types of organizations. Rachel has served as a board and committee member for many charities, non profits and corporations; this work includes planning conferences, chairing meetings, developing internal policies, and being involved in strategic planning and fundraising initiatives.

Rachel practiced as a lawyer at three organizations, where her work focused on law and policy projects related to environmental assessment, natural resource management, local government sustainability and land use planning, and Aboriginal rights and consultation issues. She also led the development of firm policies related to human resources, volunteer management and student recruitment, and actively published professional reports, public information documents and blog posts.

Prior to law, Rachel worked in sustainable community planning, in particular with the UniverCity project at SFU. She is currently a non corporate member of the Planning Institute of BC, and President of the Georgia Strait Alliance.

For more, please see the Experience page, Rachel’s LinkedIn profile, or download her extended CV here.

Natalie Duronio

Team contractor

Natalie assists Sharp Six with research, data compilation & analysis and going through things with a fine toothed comb. She has a background in economics and strong interests in neuropsychology, preventative medicine, renewable energy, environmental concerns, social change and international affairs. Natalie especially loves problem solving, working with data to make it make sense and crafting communications. She’s inspired by working with and learning from passionate people.

Anna Wex

Team contractor

Anna works with Sharp Six on graphic design, project management, and organizational audits. She’s a master at seeing the big picture and then methodically executing each part until it’s complete. Anna is inspired by good design, motivated by collaborative problem solving and cares deeply about people & the environment. She is an intern architect and also has degrees in anthropology, urban geography and community economic development. She speaks four languages (to different levels of proficiency) and is a member of the steering committee of Women in Architecture Vancouver.

Raine Playfair

Team Contractor

Raine assists Sharp Six with various research, editing and design projects. She is a communications professional with a background in design, marketing, and newspaper media, with particular strengths in research, data analysis, proposal writing and project coordination. Raine has a talent for presenting key messages in accessible ways through integrated written and visual communications. With experience in administration, graphic design and branding strategy, her unique blend of creative and coordination skills make her a great asset to our team.