Consultants Directory

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

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 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

              Director of Advancement & Alumni Engagement, Camosun College

“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.





Global Philanthropic recognizes that money raised, drives the delivery of your mission and vision.  Our fund development specialists bring in-depth knowledge and expertise to your organization to allow you to raise more money. This reality underpins the solutions we develop for you, whether it’s building your fundraising capacity, planning a capital campaign, prospect research, or training – Global delivers a customized service. Since 2010, we have worked with more than 120 clients across Canada – small and large organizations, and helped them bring in millions of dollars.  

But, philanthropy is about more than just money – it’s about meaningful, enduring and mutually rewarding relationships.  Just as this is true of the relationship between fundraisers and philanthropists, so it is true of our relationships with our clients. Whether you are a fundraising professional, a member of the executive team, a Trustee or Member of the Board, we live out our philosophy through our work with you. Our team consists of executive level practitioners, from diverse cultural backgrounds, who all have hands-on fundraising experience.  We know what works.  Our team in Western Canada includes:

 Guy Mallabone - Karen Van Saker – Richard Walker – John Davies – Cheryl Dalwood

“Thanks for your guidance Richard – I appreciate all you have done to move us forward!”  Mischelle vanThiel, CEO, Victoria Hospice

“A boutique approach - every tool was tailored and customized to our unique situation”

Julie Castle, Chief Advancement Officer, Humber College 


“Global's coaching is affirmative and enthusiastic – it had an immediate impact”

Shantal Cashman, CFRE, University of British Columbia


On Vancouver Island – Contact Richard Walker, Global Senior Consultant

1 (250) 537-7109   or   send an e-mail:


Categories:  Strategic Planning; Operational Planning; Fundraising Audits; Board Development; Major Gifts; Annual Fund; Planned Giving; Sponsorships; Feasibility Studies; Campaign Planning; Volunteer and Staff Recruiting, Campaign Execution.