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.



Adrienne Nolan, CFRE, Senior Consultant  1-877-2GLOBAL ext. 229 (Qualicum Beach)

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, operating as DTD Consulting, specializes in transformative capacity building - positive change and growth for charities. Recipient of the AFP Vancouver Island 2021 Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award, Dree is an experienced researcher and facilitator, she 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. Dree provides organizational audits and feasibility studies, creates effective capital, major and planned giving programs, works with clientele to streamline operations ,and 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

Chief Executive Officer, Zebra Child Protection Centre


“Dree has provided the experienced advice and guidance that in a very short time has helped move us through a very successful capital campaign.  Starting with helping us develop the basic policies and tools that we needed, she then led a credible and trustworthy needs assessment that helped our supporters imagine new possibilities.  Her timely and sage advice has taken us through a quickly moving campaign, well beyond our ten million dollar goal - we believe the largest capital campaign yet in our region.  Dree is frank, supportive and very knowledgeable, a wonderful mentor to me personally and to our team.

Gretchen Hartley, MSW

Executive Director, Cowichan Valley Hospice Society


DTD Consulting

Dree Thomson, ACFRE, CFRE

T:  778.678.1774





Strategic Planning, Fund Development Planning, Audits, Feasibility Studies, Board Development, Governance, Annual Campaigns, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, 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.