It is not the challenge, but what we do with the challenge

that makes the difference.

Dree Thomson-Diamond

ACFRE, CFRE                

Principal Consultant & Owner

Effective. Creative. Experienced. 

Dree Thomson-Diamond, an Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive, specializes in charitable sector growth and capacity building. 

 

Operating as DTD Consulting, Dree brings a unique blend of academic and practical experience to her work, with emphasis on charitable sector planning, management and fund development best practices.

Associates: Dree works with a diversity of highly qualified associates drawing on their expertise to enhance select projects.  Retention of these resources is always undertaken in direct consultation and collaboration with you, our client.

Effective. Creative. Experienced. 

 

Dree Thomson-Diamond, an Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive, specializes in charitable sector growth and capacity building. 

 

Operating as DTD Consulting, Dree brings a unique blend of academic and practical experience to her work, with emphasis on planning, management and fund development best practices.

Helping organizations thrive since 1991

An experienced researcher, planner and facilitator, Dree’s guidance and expertise in establishing new organizations, revitalizing and establishing new fund development programs, and building board and staff resource capacity works.  She provides organizational audits and feasibility studies, helps create strong major and planned giving programs, works with clients to streamline operations and successfully coaches and guides clients through planning to implementation of major campaigns.  Dree is a successful recruiter, coach and mentor of key staff and leadership volunteers.

An active speaker, Dree has and continues to develop and teach courses with organizations such as Grant MacEwan University, Mount Royal University, Association of Fund Raising Professionals, and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, and is frequently invited to present at conferences and seminars.  She holds a Bachelor of Recreation Education from the University of British Columbia (1984), and has studied career and counseling psychology. Dree actively maintains the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation and was awarded the permanent designation of Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) in 2008.

A committed volunteer, Dree is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP).  An equestrian and outdoor enthusiast, Dree volunteers in support of both para and able-bodied equestrian activities, enjoys travel, snowshoeing and a wide range of academic, literary and artistic pursuits.