Jim Bindon, BA
Jim has worked as a professional fundraiser since 1987. He has extensive experience in the organization and implementation of capital campaigns and annual campaigns and has a particular interest in the use of digital technologies in the fundraising, recognition, and stewardship processes.
Over the course of his career, Jim has helped raise more than $100 million for a variety of charitable organizations in the healthcare, education, cultural, social service, and faith-based sectors across Canada. He began his career as a consultant with Community Counselling Service where he worked on campaigns for Saskatoon City Hospital and Meaford General Hospital. He has also served Richmond Hospital Foundation, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Rick Hansen Foundation, Buffalo-Toronto Public Media, Canadian Film Centre, Toronto Grace Foundation, Centenary Health Centre (Scarborough), Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Montreal, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Quebec City), and the Anglican Diocese of Niagara in consulting or senior staff roles.
Jim has volunteered as a Board member of The Pacific Cinematheque since 2012, including two terms as Chair. He has also volunteered his time to Habitat for Humanity in Vancouver, Toronto, and Winnipeg. He is a past director of the Downtown East Side Studio Society in Vancouver.
Jim earned his CFRE designation in 1998 and is currently a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners. He is an active volunteer with CAGP, a past member of the Vancouver Executive He is also a member and past Chair of the Vancouver Leave A Legacy Committee.
Jim has a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University in Montreal and Certificate in New Media Project Management from Centennial College in Toronto.
Originally from St. John’s, NL, Jim and his family live in the District of North Vancouver, close to Mount Seymour, where he spends much of his leisure time hiking and skiing.