Nancy Wasserman

Sleeping Lion Consulting
Based in Ottawa, ON, serving organizations across Canada

Nancy Wasserman has been active in social finance, social enterprise development, and community economic development for over twenty-five years. Nancy has helped to create innovative financing programs and performed due diligence for communities, foundations and government agencies. She has also assisted charities and mission-driven businesses in Canada and the US with feasibility assessments, business plans and accessing innovative funding.

Nancy began her social finance career as the founding Executive Director of the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF), where she was involved in developing and operating programs that provided flexible financing for social housing, community facilities and small businesses. She was also actively engaged with the National Community Capital Association (now Opportunity Finance Network) particularly during the early years of advocacy and operation of the US CDFI Fund.

In addition to her professional experience, Nancy serves on the Board of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op.

Previous Social Enterprise clients include:

  • Vermont Community Foundation
  • Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund