We enjoy plugging into charitable organizations to learn about your objectives and hurdles so we can propel organizational sustainability and how philanthropy is valued. It is a privilege to work with you, not for you. We are honoured to be trusted changemakers who offer fresh, dynamic perspectives to build capacity in people and process while uncovering untrodden pathways to success through fundraising.
What clients are saying
Global helps with strategic major gift plan and ‘saved months of time for us’
Client: Humane Society London & Middlesex, London, Ontario. (2022 – Current)
Objective: Assist in preparing for a $10 million Capital Campaign.
Result: Create a gift chart reflecting best practices and trends in giving. Develop campaign roll-out plan for focus areas with a robust list of private and public foundations who can support. Provide an Assessment and Report.
Global’s Role: Campaign plan development, mapping, execution and strategies specifically related to major gifts, cause related marketing opportunities and public/private foundations and organizations who can support. Prospect identification to support creation of a campaign pipeline.
“Fundraising resources were a big challenge. Getting talent in our market right now – high quality talent – is everybody’s problem. They [Global Philanthropic Canada] created a fantastic strategic fundraising gift plan for our capital campaign. We were able to hit the ground running. Dora really helped elevate our fund development function so that we could really take our fundraising to the next level. Dora has an ability to cut to the chase, keep things simple, make things really tangible and actionable.”
Erica Willick, Director of Finance
Humane Society London & Middlesex
Global Senior Consultants embed themselves with 'positive and fruitful' results
Client: CARE Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. (2021 – Current)
Objective: To maintain and grow relationships with donors during a period of program and team renewal.
Result: Comprehensive assessment and recommendations tailored to CARE’s unique needs.
Global’s Role: Audit & assessment, leadership & execution. Global was able to seamlessly embed into the major gifts program, ensuring CARE was able to maintain important donor relationships, while providing ground-level insights into their fundraising operations.
“I think what I really appreciated was the way in which the Global team really elegantly embedded themselves inside CARE, and really “cared” – if I can put it that way – about us! We had a group of consultants from Global Philanthropic Canada essentially embed themselves in the organization and grab ahold of our major gifts program and bring it home for the end of the year. They taught us a whole bunch of things informally along the way about best practices, standards and processes. And the formal assessment was fundamental to how we decided to move forward in reshaping the team and in reconfiguring it across the broader external facing elements of the organization. In every way, the engagement with Global Philanthropic was very positive and fruitful for us.”
Barbara Grantham, CEO & President
Global consultants work their magic rejuvenating Yellow Brick House’s philanthropic plan
Client: Yellow Brick House, Richmond Hill, Ontario. (2019 – Current)
Objective: To create a long term strategic philanthropic plan to accomplish fundraising goals.
Result: Fundraising plan for 2021, with targets for next three years.
Global’s Role: Overall strategic marketing and fundraising counsel including an operational review, Cultural Perception Audit™, database analytics, benchmarking & trends analysis, consolidation of findings, and a formulation of recommendations based on the Fund Development Planning Tool.
“It was very beneficial to have a clear measure of our strengths and areas of improvement so that we can develop solid plans to strengthen our organization and raise our profile within our community which ultimately improves outcomes for the women and children we serve. Highly professional and respectful consultants that have honest, clear and productive communication, especially in areas that require sensitivity, consideration and drastic change. Our team feels supported by Global since day one!”
Lorris Herenda, Executive Director
Yellow Brick House
Thompson Rivers University: Global was integral to campaign success
Client: Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Colombia. (2018-2021)
Objective: Lead a capital campaign during a tumultuous period for the organization.
Result: Raised $53 million against a goal of $50 million.
Global’s Role: prospect research, campaign counsel, Board and fundraising training, prospect identification and qualification counsel, act as Interim VP Advancement/Interim AVP Advancement, act as Interim Executive Director/CEO of Thompson Rivers University Foundation.
“I think Global Philanthropic did an awesome job stepping us back from the campaign launch, refocusing the team and resetting the campaign launch. They looked at gaps in the program and in operations, developed solutions that I think were sensible, highly effective, and respectful to the Advancement Team and TRU, especially given the circumstances. Global got us back to a spot where we could launch it, they added potential donors to our prospect list, they assisted in the search for a new VP External Relations, and they helped to make transition to new leadership absolutely flawless. TRU is better for having worked with Global Philanthropic Canada.”
Matt Milovick, VP Finance and Administration
Thompson Rivers University
Global helps St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation to ‘think bigger’
Client: St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (2017-2020)
Objective: To build Saskatoon’s first hospice for entire end-of-life care.
Result: $21 million against a goal of $20 million.
Global’s Role: fundraising and campaign counsel; case for support development; volunteer training; staffing structure assessment; campaign stewardship assessment; prospect research; mid-level giving counsel; and philanthropic cultural assessment.
“Global was with us the whole way. They helped us initiate a chart of standards. Right from the get-go, they are part of that foundation and provided that leadership and those friendly reminders that it was about the numbers from the metrics perspective but, of course, it was the mission of our work that was driving that success. Global really did help us think bigger.”
Lecina Hicke, CEO
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation
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