Canada’s original “call-to-action” figure

Steve Thomas is Chairman and Executive Creative Director of the company he founded in 1980, Stephen Thomas Ltd. A fundraiser for over 40 years, he is often described as the ‘Guru’ of Canadian direct response fundraising. His firm was Canada’s first direct response fundraising agency working exclusively in the not-for-profit sector.

Working for donors – raising impact, reducing risk, making a difference

An interview with Terry Smith, founder, President and CEO of in Toronto, ON.

For nearly nine years Terry Smith has provided a unique service to Canadian donors through her company Terry advises donors on how to, as she describes it “reduce their risk and increase the impact of their philanthropic giving.” Her clients typically are wealthy individuals, families and foundations – people who want assistance in making strategic philanthropic decisions and /or help in administering grants and ensuring accountability from recipients.

Whether health care or social service- it's about connecting people to what they’re already part of

An interview with Kimberly Harmsen, Manager, Annual & Special Giving, Union Gospel Mission, Vancouver, BC