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We are part of a worldwide network of strategic management professionals.  With offices from coast to coast, our Senior Consultants deliver professional and affordable executive-level fundraising counsel to organizations of all sizes. Our proven results-oriented advice helps non-profits raise more money for mission.

Let’s work together to think, build and lead.

Jim Bindon
Dora Boylen-Pabst, Vice President Ontario
Jon Brandt, Associate Vice President Ontario
Kathy Butler
Ken Crocker
Jill Cross

Jim Bindon

Jim Bindon, BA
Jim joined Global in 2021 as a Senior Consultant in the Pacific region. He is particularly interested in leveraging digital technologies in fundraising, recognition and stewardship processes. Over the course of his career, he has helped raise more than $100 million for charitable organizations. Jim is a long-time volunteer and is an active member of CAGP and a past member of the Vancouver Executive. He earned his CFRE in 1998.   

  • 30+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on capital campaigns, major gifts, planned giving and small shop fundraising. 
  • Primary focus:  arts & culture, faith-based projects, healthcare, First Nations/Indigenous and social services projects. 
  • Based in North Vancouver, BC. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Jim once spent a summer working as a fishing guide on Sahtu (Great Bear Lake) in the Northwest Territories. The biggest lake trout caught that year was 52.5 pounds. Jim did not catch it. 

Dora Boylen-Pabst, Vice President Ontario

Dora Boylen-Pabst, BA, CFRE
Dora’s expertise in hospital and independent school fundraising is particularly strong in merging the goals and results of marketing and fundraising to deliver comprehensive stewardship to donors and brand exposure to charities. She was most recently CEO of Headwaters Health Care Centre Foundation for 13 years, raising more than $140 million for programs, infrastructure and equipment. She earned her CFRE in 2001 and her National Certificate in Fundraising Management.  She is an active member of AFP, AHP, CAWEE, and CAGP. She joins Global as Vice President Ontario in 2021. 

  • 25+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on annual giving, audits & assessments, Board development, capital campaigns, executive coaching, fund development planning, major gifts, small shop fundraising and staff development. 
  • Primary focus: healthcare, independent schools, Foundations. 
  • Based in Schomberg, ON. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Dora and her family have four dogs. 

Jon Brandt, Associate Vice President Ontario

Jon Brandt, MBA, CFRE

Jon serves as Associate Vice President in Ontario.  He joined Global as a Senior Consultant in 2018. An experienced communicator and marketer, Jon understands both the challenges of leading teams and also holding the sole responsibility for fundraising within an organization. He is passionate about spurring organizations to strategic action. Jon has been an active member of AFP since 1996 in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Pennsylvania and now Ontario.  

  • 23+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on annual funds, Board development, small shop fundraising, staff & organizational development, marketing and social media. 
  • Primary focus: foundations, faith-based, social services, international development. 
  • Based in Toronto, ON. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Jon is a long-time Ultimate Frisbee player and holds his coaching certificate. 

Kathy Butler

Kathy Butler, MA, CFRE
Kathy is a Senior Consultant in the Pacific region; she joined Global in 2019. Kathy is passionate about helping non-profits inspire their donors and achieve their fundraising goals through personalized fundraising and strategy. Kathy raised more than $38 million for a new college foundation, including boosting the endowment by $5.6 million and increasing planned giving by $21.6 million. In healthcare, she raised over $30 million. She received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) in 2019. 

  • 40+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on major gifts, capital campaigns, audits and assessments, Board development, fund development planning, strategic planning. 
  • Primary focus: higher education/colleges, Foundations, small shops. 
  • Based in Kelowna, BC. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Kathy plays the Celtic harp in her spare time. 

Ken Crocker

Ken Crocker MBA, CFRE

Ken joined Global in 2019 as a Senior Consultant on the Prairies team. He isa high-performing leader, relationship manager and team builder with considerable organizational success through strategic analysis, planning and implementation. He honed his skills over 29 years in Educational Advancement at three Canadian universities, helping raise more than $100 million. He earned his CFRE in 2004 and is an active member of AFP.  He is also an active community volunteer. 

  • 33+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on capital campaigns, annual giving, major gifts, staff development, philanthropic naming, fund development strategy and planning. 
  • Primary focus:  post-secondary, community development, environmental projects. 
  • Based in Edmonton, AB. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Ken was part of a Guinness World Record Largest Dodgeball Game while at the University of Alberta. He enjoys golfing, biking and barbecuing.  

Jill Cross

Jill Cross, BA
Jill has served as Global’s Administrative Manager since 2019. In her diverse background, she has earned a reputation for strong ideas, collaboration and creativity. Jill has a highly developed commitment to volunteering and since 2002, she has chaired and supported many active committees of the Calgary Stampede. She also sits on an arts centre Board and is the only Canadian Board member of the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT. 

  • 20+ years as a business owner, administrator, interior decorator, art consultant and event consultant. 
  • Primary focus: project coordination, management, strategic planning and governance. 
  • Based in Calgary, AB. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Jill was Project Manager for one of the largest public art installations in North America, By the Banks of the Bow, located on Stampede Park. 
Cheryl Dalwood
John Davies
Deb Duncan
Corrie Fortner
Janine Foster-Elmslie
Val Hoey

Cheryl Dalwood

Cheryl Dalwood, BA, MLIS

Cheryl joined Global as Director of Research in 2017. She is committed to using the most relevant information to assist nonprofit organizations strategically create mutually satisfying life-long relationships with their donors. Cheryl also developed extensive government relations expertise, managing community grant and engagement initiatives. She is a member of both AFP and APRA-Canada, the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement. 

  • 26+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on prospect identification, prospect research, grant research and writing and research training. 
  • Primary focus: education, social services, healthcare. 
  • Based in Calgary, AB. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Cheryl knows how to operate a chainsaw.

John Davies

John Davies, MA

John pioneered major gift fundraising in Canada’s independent schools. His single-minded focus on major gift philanthropy and Board development has attracted significant resources to organizations. John has extensive international development experience, particularly in China.  He is a recipient of the prestigious CAISAP Heaman Award for his contributions to philanthropy in Canada.  John is a Past President of Vancouver Island AFP. He joined Global’s Pacific team as a Senior Consultant in 2016. 

  • 30+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on major gifts, Board development, annual giving and capital campaigns. 
  • Primary focus: independent schools, healthcare, arts & culture, higher education. 
  • Based on Vancouver Island, BC. 
  • Bilingual: Welsh 
  • You’d be surprised to know: John is a specialist orchid grower.

Deb Duncan

Deb Duncan, BPE
Deb joined the Prairies team as a Senior Consultant in 2021. She is a consummate fundraiser and well-known relationship creator with top executives, organizing effective teams and mentoring staff. She thrives in complex organizations as a leader and collaborator. As a senior team leader, Deb successfully supported a $300 million health trust campaign and raised over $15 million for an air rescue society, including specific funding of $3 million in 24 months. 

  • 20+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on annual giving, capital campaigns, corporate sponsorship, fund development planning, major gifts, special projects/events and small shop fundraising. 
  • Primary focus: community development, health and social services. 
  • Based in Calgary, AB. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Deb has a passion for complementary health/healing and natural herbology.  She loves tennis, cycling, golf and hosting barbecues.

Corrie Fortner

Corrie Fortner, CFRE

Corrie opened the Global Edmonton office as a Senior Consultant in 2018. She is a compassionate and strategic fund development professional with a strong history of success working with donors, leading teams and supporting organizations to attain their goals. Corrie is passionate about building strong communities and has done so as an experienced adult educator, Board facilitator, program developer, community facilitator and strategic planner. She is an active volunteer with the AFP Edmonton and Area Chapter. 

  • 12+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on fund development planning and implementation, Board & organizational development, annual giving, donor engagement, planned giving, small shop fundraising and events. 
  • Primary focus: social services, healthcare, community services. 
  • Based in Edmonton, AB. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Corrie apprenticed as an electrician.  

Janine Foster-Elmslie

Janine Foster-Elmslie, Dip. Journalism, Cert. Direct Marketing
Janine is a storyteller with a head for business and a heart for humanity. After an award-winning career as a business journalist, editor and radio host, she followed her heart into fundraising, raising more than $30 million for various organizations through direct response, planned giving and major gifts. Janine is a proud and active member of the AFP and a past instructor of Fundraising Marketing & Communications. She continues to mentor young fundraising professionals on the value of curiosity and authenticity. Janine joined the Ontario team as a Senior Consultant in 2021. 

  • 20+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on annual giving, corporate sponsorship, donor communications (cases for support), fund development planning, planned giving and small shop fundraising. 
  • Primary focus: community development, higher education, social services 
  • Based in: Eastern Ontario 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Janine lives in a renovated 135-year-old schoolhouse in rural Eastern Ontario. Most of her neighbours went to school there and she rings the original cast iron bell when new people visit – or it’s dinner time. 

Val Hoey

Val Hoey, MA, CFRE (1999-2015)

Val is an accomplished professional fundraiser and executive leader who is wise and strategic. She is a builder who aspires to leave every organization better, richer and stronger. She increased a college’s donor base by 320% and led the planned giving strategy for a successful university campaign for $145 million. Val held CFRE accreditation from 1999 through 2015. She was honoured with a naming ceremony into the Blackfoot Nation with the spirit name Ninapitaaki, Chief Eagle Woman. She joined the Global Prairies team as a Senior Consultant in 2018. 

  • 35+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on building an integrated fundraising office, mentoring, campaign planning and strategy and Board development. 
  • Primary focus: higher education, international, social justice. 
  • Based in Calgary, AB. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Prior to immigrating to Canada, Val was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. She continues to enjoy all things Arts & Culture. 
Steve Hubley, Vice President Annual Giving
Ibrahim Inayatali
Randy Klassen
Barry Knapp
Chuck LaFlèche, Executive Vice President
Elaine Lalonde

Steve Hubley, Vice President Annual Giving

Steve Hubley

Steve is an annual giving specialist with a proven track record of developing creative and innovative revenue-generating strategies and tactics, based on sound data analytics, to grow large monthly donor files, acquire new donors and cultivate mid donors. Using his unusual blend of both creative and analytical skill sets, Steve has raised more than $300 million, mostly through annual giving campaigns. He is a driver of progress and a reasoned risk-taker. He joined Global in 2019 as Vice President, Annual Giving. 

  • 40+ years of direct marketing fundraising expertise with a focus on program and data audits & gap analysis; multi-channel strategic planning; campaign creation and technology/data-driven fundraising through digital, mobile, telemarketing and direct mail. 
  • Unique strength in the art and science of cost-effective implementation of high ROI donor persuasion campaigns. 
  • Primary focus: healthcare, hospice, humanitarian causes, higher education, social services. 
  • Based in Oakville, ON. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Steve enjoys touring North America on his BMW motorcycle. 

Ibrahim Inayatali

Ibrahim Inayatali, B.Eng, MBA, MMSc

Ibrahim joined Global in 2015 as a Senior Consultant. He brings a strong mix of academic training and corporate leadership to his highly experienced fundraising career. He held senior leadership positions at major universities, teaching hospitals and environmental think-tanks. Ibrahim has overseen a university endowment fund of $270 million and managed a university capital campaign of $120 million. He has volunteered with AFP and CAGP and lectured at a postgraduate fundraising program. 

  • 34+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on capital campaign planning, strategic planning, philanthropic naming, major gifts and Board development. 
  • Primary focus: higher education, healthcare, social services. 
  • On temporary assignment in Washington, DC. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Ibrahim is trilingual, fluent in both Urdu and Hindi as well as English. 

Randy Klassen

Randy Klassen, BSPE, CFRE

Randy is an accomplished leader who built and led a dynamic team to successfully implement programs and services with measurable outcomes that met an organizational strategic plan. He built his career through the YMCA network, with progressively senior appointments in Saskatoon, Edmonton and Regina. He created and managed a robust fund development program, including annual and capital campaigns, planned giving and endowments. Randy earned his CFRE certification in 2020. 

  • 15+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on fund development planning, annual giving and strategic planning. 
  • Primary focus: social services, membership-based facilities, Balanced Scorecard Strategic Planning 
  • Based in Regina, SK. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Randy has completed four marathons.

Barry Knapp

Barry Knapp, BRS
Barry joined the Global Prairies team in 2020 as a Senior Consultant. He places a high value on trust, transparency and professionalism in his work and prides himself on above-and-beyond donor stewardship. Barry built and managed a university team which raised more than $89 million in a capital campaign. Barry has been an AFP member since 2001 and was a founding director of the South Alberta AFP chapter, serving on the executive for seven years. 

  • 20+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on annual giving, capital campaigns, donor engagement, major gifts, planned giving and staff/organizational development. 
  • Primary focus:  post-secondary, healthcare and First Nations/Indigenous projects. 
  • Based in Coaldale, AB. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Barry was once hitchhiking with his two brothers north of Brandon, Manitoba when Bobby Hull picked them up. The three Knapps were tongue-tied.    

Chuck LaFlèche, Executive Vice President

Charles (Chuck) LaFlèche, BA, BComm, FCPA, FCMA

Chuck has served as Executive Vice President and Senior Consultant since joining Global in 2017.  He has a proven track record of raising significant money for healthcare and is widely recognized as a leader in healthcare fundraising in Canada.  His hospital foundation team tripled annual revenue to $15 million and funds on deposit increased from $25 million to more than $60 million.  Chuck has served on many business and healthcare related boards, including the Conference Board of Canada Council of Foundation Executives.  He is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. 

  • 10+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on major gifts. 
  • Expertise in accounting, finance and management.  
  • Primary focus:  healthcare, education, faith-based and First Nations organizations. 
  • Based in Winnipeg, MB. 
  • Bilingual: French  
  • You’d be surprised to know: Chuck invited Guy Lafleur to his 1982 wedding. In 2000, Chuck attended the Montréal Canadiens Fantasy Camp where Guy apologized on camera to Chuck’s wife for being a no-show at the wedding. 

Elaine Lalonde

Elaine Lalonde, MA, CFRE

Elaine opened the Montréal office in 2016 when she joined Global as Senior Consultant. Her career spans politics, communications, development and fundraising where she has held many senior leadership positions in Québec and run several major capital campaigns. She is also an active volunteer, serving on the AFP Quebec Chapter executive and several community boards.  She earned her CFRE in 2015. 

  • 28+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on capital campaigns, leadership development and events. 
  • Primary focus: arts & culture, healthcare, education. 
  • Based in Montréal, QC. 
  • Bilingual: French 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Elaine worked in politics as a press secretary.
Guy Mallabone, President and CEO
Jean-Nicholas Marziali, Vice President Québec
Peter McKinley
Sue McMaster
Igor Osipov, Vice President Knowledge Creation
Brent Platt, Vice President Atlantic

Guy Mallabone, President and CEO

Guy Mallabone, MA, CFRE

Guy founded Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada) in 2010 and he serves as President, CEO and Chair of the Board. His fundraising experience is extensive, and he consults with many non-profit agencies and organizations in Canada and internationally. He has been recognized by both Edmonton and Calgary AFP Chapters as Fundraising Executive of the Year and recognized by Alberta Venture Magazine as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential citizens. He was the chief architect of highly successful campaigns, including a university campaign for $144.65 million that raised more than $190 million, and a polytechnic campaign for $80 million that raised $83 million. 

  • 40+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on Board development, major gifts, campaign planning, assessment, fund development planning. 
  • Primary focus:  higher education, healthcare, social services, arts & culture. 
  • Based in Calgary, AB. 
  • You’d be surprised to know:  Guy was section lead trombone player in the award-winning Calgary Stampede Marching Show Band.  He still has his signature red cowboy boots. 

Jean-Nicholas Marziali, Vice President Québec

Jean-Nicholas Marziali, LL.B, M.A.P., CFRE

Jean-Nicholas is an experienced strategist and seasoned philanthropic manager. He has helped raise more than $250 million in philanthropic donations, serving more than 150 clients in Québec and Atlantic Canada. He has also led several philanthropic training seminars and conducted organizational diagnostics for many non-profit organizations. He is a previous Board member of the Québec chapter of AFP. He joined Global as Vice President Québec in 2020. 

  • 20 years of fundraising expertise with a focus on major gifts, Board development, strategic and fund development planning and capital campaigns. 
  • Primary focus: healthcare, higher education, arts & culture. 
  • Based in Montréal, QC. 
  • Bilingual: French 

Peter McKinley

Peter McKinley, BA (Hons), MLIS

Peter has consistently pursued the goal of increasing the level of knowledge about donor capacity and philanthropic intent in the charitable sector. A pioneer in the field of prospect research, Peter has built university donor pipelines from scratch, providing critical strategic support to $78 million and $90 million campaigns. He also proposed, developed and delivered a ground-breaking graduate level course on prospect research and fundraising. Peter joined Global’s Ontario team as Senior Consultant in 2019. 

  • 24+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on pipeline development. campaign planning & execution, donor engagement. 
  • Primary focus: education, healthcare, hospice, social services, arts & culture, community development and the environment. 
  • Based in Niagara Region, ON. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Peter welcomes any major snowfall. Snow = snowshoeing! 

Sue McMaster

Sue McMaster, Dip. Journalism

Sue has served as Global’s Executive Director of Operations since 2018. She is recognized as a strategic thinker, collaborator and detail-oriented leader. Sue is a former journalist who has successfully led national and international marketing, communications and event projects. She developed and launched Global’s online consulting platform, Virtually GLOBAL™. She taught media relations and corporate event planning and has been an active volunteer. 

  • 40+ years as a business owner, writer, editor, event planner and lecturer 
  • Primary focus: executive leadership, strategic planning, operational efficiency, branding. 
  • Based in Calgary, AB. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: A confirmed introvert, Sue loved performing for over 12 years in the adult show choir Second Chants.

Igor Osipov, Vice President Knowledge Creation

Igor Osipov, PhD
Igor joined Global in the role of Vice President, Knowledge Creation in 2021. He is an active member of the international research community, chairing and participating in various Boards and working groups across several sectors. He also delivers game-based simulations in strategy, project portfolio, risk and stakeholder management to executive MBA students around the world. 

  • 20+ years in research, executive leadership, publishing and philanthropy. 
  • Primary focus: strategic consulting, translating strategy into action, launching new products. 
  • Based in Europe. 

Brent Platt, Vice President Atlantic

Brent Platt, CFRE, MBA
Brent joined Global as Vice President Atlantic and Senior Consultant in 2021. For the past six years, he has been Managing Associate of RBR Development Associates, a leading fund development consultancy. He stepped into a leadership role and facilitated the transition following the sudden passing of the Founding Partner. Brent is currently working on his EMBA with a specialization in data sciences and advanced statistical inference. He earned his CFRE in 2014. 

  • 15+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on capital campaigns, corporate sponsorship, donor communications, fund development planning, small shop fundraising, staff development and technology data-driven fundraising. 
  • Primary focus: social services. 
  • Based in Kentville, NS. 
  • Bilingual: French. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: Brent is a volunteer firefighter. 

 

Jeff Sodowsky, Vice President Pacific
Richard Walker
Bruce Acton
Mark Burgess
Cortney Cassidy
Esther Jang

Jeff Sodowsky, Vice President Pacific

Jeff Sodowsky, MBA, MA, CFRE

Jeff brings diverse perspectives and international expertise to assessments, plan development, implementation, and counsel.  He works on grassroots efforts as well as multi-million-dollar campaigns. Jeff has both led operational expansion and guided organizations through cutbacks and crises. Committed to equity, inclusion and new opportunities, Jeff seeks to empower others. A retired performing artist and classroom professional, he is an engaging facilitator. Jeff joined Global as Vice President, Pacific and Senior Consultant in 2018.

  • 30+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on major gifts, stewardship, Board/volunteer engagement and staff development. 
  • Primary focus: arts & culture, education, healthcare. 
  • Based in Vancouver, BC. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: An avid traveler, Jeff has been to more than 50 countries (and counting), 10 Canadian provinces and territories, and 48 of the United States. 

Richard Walker

Richard L.H. 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. Richard 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 $400 million in his career. He joined Global as a Senior Consultant in 2017. 

  • 26+ 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 Victoria, BC. 
  • You’d be surprised to know: 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.  

Bruce Acton

Bruce Acton, CFRE

Bruce has been a professional fundraiser for more than 20 years, including nine years as the Chief Executive Officer of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in Saskatoon. 

  • Named AFP Saskatoon Chapter Professional Fundraiser of the Year in 2018.
  • Based in Saskatoon, SK 

Mark Burgess

  • Senior Associate
  • Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada) 455 Danforth Avenue, Suite 413, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1P1 CANADA
  • m.b@globalphilanthropic.ca

Mark Burgess, BA (English), B.Litt.

Mark’s background includes international marketing, advertising and consumer research in addition to fundraising in healthcare, education, the arts and social causes. 

  • Mark held a management role in the Canadian wine industry. 
  • Based in Coburg, ON 

Cortney Cassidy

  • Associate
  • Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada) 455 Danforth Avenue, Suite 413, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1P1 CANADA
  • c.c@globalphilanthropic.ca

Cortney Cassidy, BFA

Cortney has been in the fundraising event field for nearly two decades, working with clients to develop excellent experiences, strategic partnerships and expanded growth opportunities.

  • Cortney’s career includes event specialist positions at Pickering College and Southlake Regional Hospital.
  • Based in Toronto, ON.

Esther Jang

Esther Jang, B.Comm, CFRE

Esther has led successful capital campaigns, created naming valuations and implemented planned giving strategies. Her expertise is business development, marketing and strategic counsel. 

  • Esther was engaged in business development and marketing in the Canadian diamond industry. 
  • Based in Vancouver, BC  
Michelle Johnson
Crystal Leochko Johnston
Nick Locke
Cathy Manuel
Tony Mariani
Lucy Ruiz

Michelle Johnson

  • Associate
  • Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada) 185-911 Yates Street, Suite 697, Vancouver, British Columbia, V8V 4Y9 CANADA
  • m.j@globalphianthropic.ca
Michelle Johnson, CFRE

Michelle’s fundraising expertise focuses on the environment, endangered species, children and Indigenous relations. She has worked with many NGO’s as a frontline fundraiser. 

  • Michelle speaks English, French and Spanish. 
  • Based on Vancouver Island, BC. 

Crystal Leochko Johnston

  • Associate
  • Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada) J-390 Provencher Boulevard, Suite 303, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H 0H1 CANADA
  • c.j@globalphilanthropic.ca

Crystal  Leochko Johnston, BA, MA

Crystal focuses on prospect research and customized research, including wealth indicator reports and capacity ratings. She also brings grant writing and staff training skills. 

  • Crystal is an active volunteer with both AFP Manitoba chapter and APRA Canada. 
  • Based in Winnipeg. MB 

 

Nick Locke

Nicholas (Nick) H. Locke, CA

Nick’s fundraising career primarily in healthcare has developed his passion to guide non-profits through change to achieve growth and success.  His expertise is strategic planning, team building, major gifts and campaigns. 

  • Nick has raised over $700 million and successfully closed out 11 capital campaigns. 
  • Based in Halifax, NS 

Cathy Manuel

  • Associate
  • Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada) 200 Champlain Street, Suite 210 Dieppe, New Brunswick E1A 1P1 CANADA
  • c.m@globalphilanthropic.ca

Cathy Manuel, BSW
Cathy has in-depth knowledge of at-risk youth and homelessness. She has successfully led capital and annual campaigns and she excels at back-office development and coaching. 

  • Cathy is a morning show radio co-host. 
  • Based in Moncton, NB 

 

Tony Mariani

  • Associate
  • Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada) J-390 Provencher Boulevard, Suite 303, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H 0H1 CANADA
  • t.ma@globalphilanthropic.ca
Tony Mariani

Tony’s creative thinking and experience in marketing and sales has led to major gift and communications success in the healthcare sector.  

  • Tony began his career in broadcasting sales. 
  • Based in Winnipeg, MB 

Lucy Ruiz

Lucy Ruiz, BA, PMP

Lucy’s expertise is in project management, database functionality, data migration, data analytics and technology. She also knows how to successfully connect fundraising and financial teams. 

  • Lucy is a former Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge Consultant and Project Manager. 
  •  Based in Toronto, ON 
Chris Steeves
Sean Yauk
Karen Van Sacker

Chris Steeves

Chris Steeves, BComm

Chris is passionate about helping forward-thinking teams embrace new forms of relationship building using data-driven insights and technologies. He understands the new challenges faced by the charitable sector. 

  • Chris was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Professional Fundraiser Award from the AFP Nova Scotia Chapter. 
  • Based in Halifax, NS 

Sean Yauk

  • Associate
  • Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada) 455 Danforth Avenue, Suite 413, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1P1 CANADA
  • s.y@globalphilanthropic.ca

Sean Yauk, MA, AMGD

Sean leveraged his experience in the arts into his passion for fundraising and non-profit management in the arts sector. He brings fresh perspectives on fundraising practices and relationship building. 

  • Sean got his start in the arts as an actor, musician and composer. 
  • Based in Toronto, ON 

Karen Van Sacker

Karen Van Sacker, MBA

Karen is currently Special Counsel and was formerly the Vice President, British Columbia and Senior Consultant (April 2013 – June 2017), leading Global’s Vancouver office. She is an accomplished fundraising executive and consultant, bringing international experience and perspective to her work.

“You would swear that they were staff members, just as committed to the achievement of our campaign plan as
we were.” Mridula Joyner, Former VP Philanthropy and Corporate Sponsorships, YMCA of Greater Toronto