Senior Consultant, Vice Chair of the Board
RICHARD WALKER, B.Sc
Richard is a seasoned fundraising, business development and project management consultant, a professional planner and frequent speaker and presenter, both nationally and internationally. He is Vice-Chair of the Global Board of Directors and member of the Board of the Canadian Institute of Planners – Planning Student Trust Fund (CIP-PSTF). He pioneered the PLAID™ prospect development tool, adding Propensity and Development to Linkage, Ability and Interest (LAI) commonly used to qualify and rank major gift prospects. Richard has helped raise more than $450 million in his career and joined Global in 2017.
- 30+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on special projects, corporate sponsorship, capital campaigns, major gifts, philanthropic naming and prospect research.
- Primary focus: community services, social services, First Nations, humanitarian and international projects.
- Based in Vancouver, BC.
- Fun fact: Richard is a certified scuba diver, has his Captain’s License for boats up to 30 feet and is an avid fly fisher and bamboo fly rod restorer.