Derek provides strong leadership and strategies for clients, helping expand and improve their fund development capacities while adhering to the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Code of Ethics. With over 30 years of non-profit experience, Derek has expertise in all aspects of raising important financial resources for organizations. He has worked with leading Canadian organizations in the arts, education, youth empowerment, professional association foundations, and social services. A high-energy executive, Derek is engaging and a connector. He is adept at both traditional and social media, and his presentations are dynamic. Derek knows how important your history is to your current challenges and understands the foundations on which he will help you build a future of success. Derek is a person who thoroughly reviews your past to help you chart your future with strategic, alternative options to consider and execute.
Our Principals and Advisors join our families, friends, clients and fellow citizens in our hope for an imminent emergence from this tragic pandemic and an eventual healing of the scars it will leave behind. It is critically important business carries on and addresses the challenges and opportunities that 2020 has left behind. In spite of [...]
Is it Time to Return to the Bartering System in the Face of Catastrophic Economic Change?
As the world enters April 2020, there are many unsettling events and uncertain outcomes from the Covid-19 Virus pandemic. So much of what would be described as "normal" in a post-9/11 society has once again been altered, disrupted, or even decimated! There are, actually, too many descriptive verbs being over-used by the media, as well [...]
In April, my colleague Bob Hawksworth described what leadership practices we needed in our elected officials. Bob penned this article just prior to the April 16th provincial elections. He provided excellent background through clear definitions and what “power” is. Years ago I was fortunate to attend the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Conference on […]
As 2018 draws to an end our team of Principals and Senior Advisors have spent a few moments reflecting on the past year and contemplating their wishes for the year ahead. On behalf of Osborne Interim Management, we wish you a safe holiday season and health and prosperity in 2019! Gord Forbes This year we [...]