Consultants Directory

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


Global Philanthropic Canada – A full-service national fundraising consultancy


Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada) is a team of proven fundraising practitioners who get money raised. Our solutions are collaborative, customized and creative which means we work with you to improve lives by supporting transformational change.


With Senior Consultants in offices from coast to coast, we help you build capacity in people and process to maximize impact. We offer vast connections and perspectives rooted in local context. You benefit from the breadth and depth of our expertise in healthcare, higher education, social services, arts and culture, Indigenous and community development projects. Large or small – pursuing donations from overseas or around the corner, we can help. Our team averages 25 years of on-the-ground experience, planning and implementing capital campaigns, fund development plans, major gifts, annual and planned giving strategies, cases for support, prospect research, and so much more.


Our experts are available either in person or online through Virtually GLOBAL™. It’s a convenient and budget-friendly platform to get quick answers to your most pressing questions. Check us out and gain access to the team of experienced professionals in British Columbia as well as our colleagues from coast to coast. Book a free 30-minute session with any of our Senior Consultants to tap into our best-practice wisdom.


Let’s think, build and lead together to create more sustainable organizations.



Jeff Sodowsky, Pacific VP & Senior Consultant   ext. 221 (Vancouver)

Jim Bindon, Senior Consultant   ext. 201 (Vancouver)

Kathy Butler, Senior Consultant   ext. 203 (Kelowna)

John Davies, Senior Consultant   ext. 208 (Victoria)

Richard Walker, Senior Consultant   ext. 224 (Victoria)


Erica Branda, Senior Associate (Vancouver)

Esther Jang, Senior Associate (Vancouver)

Michelle Johnson, Associate (Victoria)



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. Was 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, post Masters program in Management Theory - Universite de Montreal, 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.