Consultants Directory

If you would like to be listed in our consultants directory, please contact our Chapter Administrator, Monica Powell.



Name: Vanessa Chase Lockshin 
Company: The Storytelling Non-Profit
Phone: 778-386-7725 


Dree Thomson-Diamond, ACFRE, CFRE

      Experienced, resourceful, results focused...

DTD Consulting specializes in transformative capacity building - positive change and growth for charities. An experienced researcher and facilitator, Dree provides guidance and expertise, helping establish new organizations, enhancing board and staff relations, crafting and implementing strategic and operational plans, as well as revitalizing, restructuring and establishing new fund development programs and campaigns.  She provides organizational audits and feasibility studies, creates effective major and planned giving programs, and works with clientele to streamline operations.  Dree is a successful recruiter of key staff and leadership volunteers.

“Dree was instrumental in getting us on track for our health campaign; her wisdom, guidance and knowledge of fundraising and campaign strategy, in particular, helped us on our way to the halfway mark of our goal.  Her understanding of post-secondary was invaluable and her ability to assess a situation clearly and quickly allows progress to be made in a timely manner for the best possible outcome.  I continue to rely on her as a trusted advisor and mentor.”

             Angie Bowles

             Campaign Manager, Camosun College


"Dree is highly respected and much sought after as a consultant, speaker and mentor.  She has a remarkable ability to look at a situation, evaluate all sides and make the best, (and sometimes toughest) recommendations.  She is trusted, admired, effective and compassionate."

             Emmy Stuebing, BA, CFRE

             Manager, Fund Development, Edmonton Public Library

“It has been a pleasure working with Dree for the past five years - I consider her to be one of my professional partners. She has done an excellent job representing the best interests of our organization, while ensuring I get the support I need to fulfill my role within Island Prostate Centre.  Dree has played a valuable role in restructuring all of our fund development activities to run much more efficiently and has worked closely with our Board to ensure we follow our strategic goals.  She is a true talent and a true professional.”

              Leanne Kopp, CFRE

              Executive Director, Island Prostate Centre


DTD Consulting

Dree Thomson-Diamond

3205 Exeter Road

Victoria, BC  V8R 6H7

T:  778.678.1774




Strategic and Operational Planning & Problem Solving, Organizational and Fundraising Audits, Board Development, Governance, Annual Campaigns, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Feasibility Studies, Recruiting, Sponsorship, Capital Campaigns, Coaching 



John Saunders, President

Residence: 1781 Empress Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L6

Tel: 250-743-4831



Many years of varied experience to share with prospective clients. Former high school teacher and guidance counselor. Former private school Headmaster. Former Director of Development and Alumni Affairs. Former university senior administrator. First Canadian to sit on the restructured board of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives now known as the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).Founding President of the Vancouver Island Chapter of AFP. First Canadian to sit on the board of the AFP Foundation. Founding Director of the AFP Canada Foundation. Former Co-Chair of the AFP Canadian Initiatives Task Force. Presented and mentored at AFP International conferences.  Have staffed, served on the board, established and chaired Foundations and Societies in Quebec, Ontario and BC. Currently sit as a member of the International Development Committee of AFP and as an advisor on the local chapter board of AFP. Have been a member of Rotary for over (30) years and have been Vice-President of one club and President of another. Certified CFRE in 1984. Masters in Higher Education Admin. - McGill University, PR certificate course- McGill Extension Dept.

Experience and expertise in annual campaigns, capital campaigns, board development, community audits, staff/volunteer development/tutoring/mentoring/coaching, relationship building, major gift development/prospecting, strategic planning, staff organization review and audit, sponsorships, writing, presentations, volunteer co-ordination , fundraising course teaching/facilitation, etc.