Our Team, Your Team

Meet Our Staff

Rohit Mehta, Founder & Principal Consultant

Rohit (he/him) is the Founder and President of DoGood Fundraising. A University of Toronto graduate, Rohit has been active in the non-profit sector for 18 years.

He was appointed to a five-year term with the Grant Review Team of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and served a two-year term with the Grant Review Committee of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ Youth Opportunities Fund. Rohit reviewed and assessed over 300 grant applications and distributed over $60 Million in funding to community-based non-profits, charities, and grassroots groups.

Rohit has an extensive background in grant writing, prospect research, program development, and evaluation. He is a critical thinker who challenges the status quo and believes that the charitable sector has the power to transform society and create a better world. Rohit resides in Mississauga, Ontario.

Daniel Francavilla – Partner

Daniel (he/him) is a creative marketing advisor and brand strategist supporting innovative projects that have a positive impact, helping to make things happen for entrepreneurs and changemakers. He is a 40 Under 40 Award recipient.

After earning a degree in Graphic Design at OCAD University, he completed a certificate in Digital Strategy & Communications Management at the University of Toronto. He is also a Certified Brand Strategist.

Daniel founded creative agency Now Creative Group in 2013, which was acquired by King Street Media in 2021. As a Partner and Strategist at King Street Media and Now Impact Studio, Daniel works with a team of creatives and marketers to support entrepreneurs, brands and nonprofits.

Ayesha Abbas – Grant Writer

Ayesha (she/her) brings more than seven years of working experience in the development sector. With a strong background in grants, operations and monitoring and evaluation, she brings a unique and in-depth perspective, delivering high quality grant proposals for our clients. She has worked on multiple projects for the UN International Organization for Migration, collaborating closely with USAID, executing their projects in Pakistan.

Ayesha specializes in writing grants ranging from large scale infrastructure projects to training events. Ayesha is an active volunteer for organizations and charities, such as Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, SOS Children’s Village and The Citizen Foundation.

Leezie Barairo, Finance Assistant

Leezie (she/her) is currently pursuing her honours bachelor’s degree and diploma in Business Administration at the University of Guelph-Humber. Throughout her academic year, she has been involved with volunteer and work experiences on her campus, including being a First-Year Experience Leader, a member of the Accounting Council, and an Academic Program Representative.

The knowledge she gained from her previous experiences have been a big contribution to her role as a Finance Assistant. Some of her duties include day-to-day communication with clients, reading financial statements, and making projections.

Simon Methot, Grant Writing Consultant

Simon (he/him) brings substantial experience and practical knowledge to the team. He is bilingual in French and English and has been involved in the charitable, non-profit and entrepreneurial sectors in Ontario and across Canada for over 10 years. This experience brings invaluable expertise that is readily available to all our valued clients.

His persuasive and compelling writing is fostered by first acquiring a solid understanding of client needs and objectives through active listening and investigative questioning. Simon’s ability to accurately interpret funding program objectives will help you design a grant-ready project. He relies on his research skills to ensure your grant proposal is evidence-based, and that you are equipped to track project outcomes for meticulous reporting. Simon resides in Ottawa, Ontario. 

Alex Gregory, Grant Writing Consultant

Alex (he/him) has over 15 years of experience working with publishing companies and public relations firms within the Greater Toronto Area. Delivering proven results and demonstrable impact through print and digital publications, he brings his expertise as a journalist and applies it to effective grant writing.

Alex is also well-known in the Greater Toronto Area non-profit sector. With more than a decade of volunteer experience and a deep network of established community contacts, Alex Is pleased to help organization utilize their unique voices to achieve fundraising success, through effective proposal writing and advisory support. Alex resides in Mississauga, Ontario.

Stefani Blazevic, HR & Recruitment

Stefani, MA, CHRP, (she/her) has over seven years of experience in talent attraction and HR. During her career, Stefani has had several speaking engagements to discuss current HR issues, talent, and employer branding with the University of Toronto, the Rotary Club, Cadillac Fairview, and Toronto Jobs. She is a leader in the talent attraction space, conducting over 12,000 interviews during her time and placing thousands of employees. She believes in putting people first and strategy second.

She also has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from York University and is a Certified Human Resources Professional serving clients in the Greater Toronto Area.

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