Long Run Consulting was established in the belief that, much like long distance runners, non-profit leaders and organizations are most likely to sustain their impact over the long run when they pay attention to their form, build internal strength, and learn to endure the discomfort of staying in the race.

Long-distance runners can become exceptionally good at running for hours, yet still lack in the strength needed to sustain this activity over the years. A strong core is the foundation for strength in the rest of the body.  Often regarded as little more than a necessary evil, boards of directors in fact serve as the essential core of a non-profit organization.  Through Long Run’s CORE Training for Non-profit Boards, board members and executive leaders will be strengthened in their understanding of how boards ensure Continuity, provide Oversight, engage in Reflection and conduct Evaluation. Training programs will be customized to meet the needs of each board.


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Non-profit leadership is a challenge. It demands everything of the leader’s character, competencies and commitment. It often feels more like a marathon than a jog in the park. Long Run Consulting created TEMPO Groups for Charity Executives to provide a context where leaders of charities can draw encouragement from those involved in a similar contest, and benefit from the lessons learned by those who have run this course before. Each TEMPO Group of 10 to 12 leaders is carefully chosen to express a diversity of perspectives and experiences and a range of organizational scope and scale, while maintaining a common foundation of the Christian faith.


Click here to view our PDF that gives a more detailed overview of TEMPO Groups.


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Ed Wilson founded Long Run Consulting in 2019 following a successful, 32-year career of executive leadership in the nonprofit sector in Canada, of which the last 12 were spent at International Justice Mission Canada. As IJM Canada’s executive director from 2014 to 2018, he led the organization to more than double its annual revenue from $3.2 million to $6.8 million in four years’ time with corresponding growth in social impact in Canada and around the world. Prior to joining IJM Canada in 2006, Ed served as the first executive director of Heartwood Place, a nonprofit housing provider in the Waterloo region of Ontario, during which time the organization received a Best Practices Award from Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation.


Ed is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Change Management Institute of Canada. The guiding principle of Ed’s life is that teams of people who combine great ideas with great execution can change the world. He is an astute observer of people, places and things, and is committed to extract lessons from every experience of his. He regularly chronicles what he learns from the journey of life in his personal blog, Lessons from the Trail. Ed has completed more than 25 marathons. His partner in life and running is Judy, a nurse case manager in outpatient mental health at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario.

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