Global Philanthropic is a worldwide group of strategic management professionals providing a diverse range of specialist services to the philanthropic sector. Through our advisory services, we help non-profit organizations obtain the resources they need to meet their most ambitious development goals.
In Canada, Global Philanthropic has offices in Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria. Our senior consultants and associates can help you with any and all services in the fundraising, fund development, and advancement sectors.
Global Philanthropic Canada recognizes a fundamental reality – money raised drives delivery of mission. And our national network of philanthropy specialists brings you the in-depth knowledge and expertise of the philanthropic sector locally, regionally and globally, allowing you to raise as much money as possible. This underpins the solutions we develop for you, whether it’s building fundraising capacity, giving strategic advice, capital campaign strategy, grant making support, targeted research or best practice-based training.
We have a track record for devising innovative strategies that get results, mixing best practice technical expertise, with our understanding of the Art of Philanthropy. Since our founding in 2002, our work with our clients has brought billions of dollars into the philanthropic sector worldwide, having a profound effect on the organizations and individuals who are striving to raise money for mission.
Global Philanthropic was founded out of a commitment to spreading the power of philanthropy as a transformative force for good. We work with non-profit organizations and philanthropists throughout Canada to help them fulfil their visions and dreams for a better world for all of us.
Our vision is to make available, to all Canadians, professional and affordable, executive-level, practitioner-based fundraising counsel. To provide proven results-oriented advice to allow organizations to deliver more money to mission.
We appreciate that you have an exceptional vision – and we start by understanding your unique needs and apply the collective power of our expertise to helping you realize your ambitions. This approach results, time and again, in long-standing collaborative relationships with clients that fundamentally enhances the philanthropic impact of their mission.
We bring you:
A client-centred approach
We can help you articulate your needs and aspirations, and build on your vision to help you achieve your goals. We develop practical solutions that are specific to you and your organization and that strengthen your ability to achieve your mission.
Strategic, evidence-based solutions
In our experience, success is a delicate combination of vision, leadership and planning. We aim to add value at every level by shaping the vision, ensuring the engagement of key actors and stakeholders, and facilitating planning that is based on market-based research and evidence.
Global Reach & Local Focus
We believe that philanthropy plays a different role in each region of the country, and around the world. We have full national reach in Canada, and unrivalled global reach with advisers worldwide. Our national offices are located in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Moncton with lead-country offices in London, Hong Kong, and Sydney, Australia.
All our senior practitioners have experience with the philanthropic sector internationally and locally. We bring to all of our work an acute awareness of the cultural and regional dimensions of philanthropy and fundraising; we can translate and adapt best philanthropy practices from around the world for you.
Creativity and innovation
We can work with you to help you do things differently, more effectively, so that philanthropy is supporting and shaping your hopes for the future in alignment with your mission. We work to find thoughtful, creative solutions because we find that success in what is a very competitive marketplace, relies on creativity.
An integrated partnership
We will work as an extension of your organization at every level, whether that is leadership, board members, program staff or fundraising team. We will integrate right into supporting you to add to your ability to reach your goals.
A successful track record
We have a track record for delivering practical, strategic advice that successfully and efficiently delivers the outcomes our clients need and envision.
We are proud of the role we play in building the transformative impact of philanthropy around the world. We seek to build knowledge and expertise in the philanthropic sector and we anchor our work in the highest standards of professional integrity.
Building philanthropic knowledge and best practice
Through publishing and lecturing, research, and benchmarking, we foster a better understanding of the philanthropic sector around the world. Our professional development, training programs, mentoring and internship programs help us spread fundraising best practices to a diversity of professional practitioners in the philanthropic sector.
Working to the highest standards of client confidentiality
Confidentiality and discretion are critical to every aspect of the work we do. Many of our clients wish their philanthropic endeavours to remain out of the public eye, and we take this very seriously. We have built a reputation for maintaining discretion and operating under the strictest standards of confidentiality.
Transparent fee structures
We operate to a transparent fee structure across our network of offices and providing a seamless service. We do not charge finders’ fees or commission on philanthropic contributions.
Making the world a better place
We give a percentage of our profits to philanthropic causes.
At Global Philanthropic we are proud to have an organizational culture of sustainability. From travel to teaching, from consulting to counsel, we ae committed to adopting sustainable practices. The commitment from our team is the reason we have been selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Consulting companies.
The Sustainability Protocol is maintained by the President’s Office and is responsible for implementing, coordinating, and advancing existing and emerging sustainability programs and initiatives.
- We reduce our travel footprint by utilizing alternative communication methods such as Phone and Skype.
- We acquire offsetting carbon footprint credits whenever possible.
- We provide all team members with EcoMug’s for sustainable use.
- We encourage non-use of Styrofoam packaging from suppliers and vendors.
- We provide recycling containers at all office facilities.
- We encourage the minimization of paper usage through use of e-material distribution (i.e. invoices, proposals, contracts, final reports, etc.).
- We have launched a regular sustainability awareness program for all consultants.
- We have included sustainability on our new team member orientation and onboarding program.
- We promote sustainability efforts by all team members.
Policy & Planning
- We regularly review our ongoing sustainability policy to incorporate changing social, economic and environmental factors.
- We embed sustainability principles in our revised Purchasing Policy.
- We only occupy and lease space in building that have a minimum SILVER LEED certification and energy sustainability policy.
Global Philanthropic is committed to its GPI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct in all it does. These principles apply to members of Global Philanthropic’s Board of Directors, senior management, employees, contractors, consultants, agents, and agents collectively referred to herein as “Employees and Others”. Commitment to our principles will produce a positive work place that will reflect our values and take us into the future with continued success.
Compensation for services rendered will be market driven and determined in a manner that is equitable to both parties.
Adhere to the highest standards of ethical and moral conduct in all aspects of business … guided by ‘The Golden Rule’ in all relationships. We subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights, the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and promote these with our clients. It is expected that the Client will comply with all relevant laws and regulations including charitable registration with local authorities.
Relationships will be guided by mutual respect, cooperation, and selflessness, maintaining honest and open communication that will foster a nurturing working environment.
The hallmark of every approach is the commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in all aspects of the quality of our work.
Committed to finding creative and innovative solutions and educational workshops, driven by results and outcomes, not profits alone.
Established in 2002 in Hong Kong, and independently in Canada in 2010, Global Philanthropic has served over 400 unique clients worldwide. These have ranged from internationally respected health care research and treatment institutions to world-renowned arts organizations to prestigious institutions of higher learning. We have advised foundations committed to tackling hunger, poverty and disease on a global scale and philanthropists seeking to transform how individuals with traumatic injuries and treated and healed.
Global Philanthropic International founded. Hong Kong office opended
Australian offices established
European offices established
Canadian business established; Calgary office opened
Vancouver office opened
Ottawa & Toronto offices opened
Victoria office opened
Winnipeg, Montreal and Moncton offices opened.
Canadian business becomes independently owned. Maintains strategic brand alliance with the international Global Philanthropic family.
Edmonton office opened. Halifax office opened.
Global Philanthropic is honoured to work with a select number of firms in the areas of recruitment and strategic alliances:
Global Philanthropic is delighted to have a strategic alliance with HumanEdge Global, a professional search company with offices across Canada, to provide executive search for advancement and development professionals across Canada (except the province of Quebec).
For more information visit HumanEdge Global.
EAi - Engagement Analysis Inc.
Global Philanthropic is delighted to have a strategic partnership with Engagement Analysis Inc., a Canadian consultancy operating since 2007 to conduct engagement research studies on institutions with clients across Canada, the UK and Australia.
EAi is proud of having now a repository of comparative data including over 300,000 responses to their surveys based upon the EAi Engagement Index©.
For more information visit Engagement Analysis Inc.
Global Advisory Associates
Global Advisory Associates is a US-located partner that specializes in coaching CEO’s, C-level executives and leadership teams to help them and the organizations they lead fulfill their missions with efficiency, passion and unparalleled results. Their services include: CEO Business Coaching, Global Strategic Program Partnerships, Capital Campaign Management, Membership Development, NGO Organizational Development, International Business & Education Networking and Peer Advisory Group Management.
For more information visit Global Advisory Associates.
Canadian Council for Advancement of Education
Canadian Association of Gift Planners
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Global Philanthropic’s Canadian senior consultants are members of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals).
For more information visit www.afpnet.org.
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Global Philanthropic consultants are member of CASE.
For more information visit www.case.org.
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Global Philanthropic is a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.
For more information visit www.ahp.org.