Phil Gérard

Gérard Consulting - Fundraising Talent Management

We specialize in recruitment services for the nonprofit sector with a focus on major gift fundraising roles. Furthermore, we assist nonprofit organizations with consulting services including human resources needs assessment, organizational structure & job description analysis, human resources planning, as well as strategy development for onboarding, professional development, retention and succession planning.

Before founding Gérard Consulting - Fundraising Talent Management in 2012, Phil Gérard has been a fundraiser for over 15 years, working in the community service, education and university advancement sectors with a heavy focus on major and principal gifts in the education sector. A Master of Business Administration degree with a Human Resource Management specialization set me on a new path within the fundraising profession: Fundraising Talent Management.

Phil's experience as a fundraiser is a strong advantage for Gérard Consulting - Fundraising Talent Management and it would be for you. Our firm understands the non-profit sector as insiders. We do not only know the fundraising community, we are involved in it. Phil has volunteered with the Association of Fundraising Professionals as a Director on the board and on several committees. He raised close to $20 million in his career. He understands fundraising best practices, speaks the language, and knows the challenges that professionals in the field face and what they are looking for in a rewarding career.

We have built an impressive network of over 2,700 fundraising professionals in Canada and the United States. The professionals in Gérard Consulting - Fundraising Talent Management’s network are composed of all levels of seniority, from junior fundraisers to VP Advancements and CEOs.

Enjoy visiting our site and let us know how we can be of assistance!

Current Searches

Just Successfully Completed

  • Director, Annual Giving, Simon Fraser University
  • Chief Executive Officer, BC Adaptive Snowsports
  • Director, Development & Alumni Relations, St. Mark’s College/Corpus Christi College
  • Advancement Officer, Gift and Estate Planning, Simon Fraser University
  • Development Officer, Research & Prospect Management, St. Paul's Foundation
  • Director, Philanthropy, The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA)
  • Development Officer, BCIT Foundation
  • Executive Director, Marketing & Communications, Trinity Western University
  • Manager of Philanthropy, Meadowridge School
  • Manager of Philanthropy, Vancouver Public Library Foundation
  • Director of External Relations, St. Margaret’s School
  • Executive Director, British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
  • Manager, Annual and Planned Giving, Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • Director, Advancement, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Simon Fraser University
  • Events Manager, Havergal College
  • Director of Development, First United
  • Development Officer, Major and Planned Giving, Langara
  • Major Gifts Officer, Vancouver College
  • Director of Development, Meadowridge School
  • Director of Development and Communications, Jewish Family Service Agency
  • Advancement Officer, Major Gifts, Havergal College
  • Manager, Leadership Giving, Canadian Cancer Society

Featured Service

Talent Match

The affordable alternative to a conventional search!

Finding the next star fundraiser for your organization is a tough job.
The fundraising talent pool is small, even for junior and mid-level positions. We can help. Through our strong knowledge of the fundraising community and our sizeable network we have a good sense of who could be the right person for the right role with the right organization at the right time.

Talent Match is affordable and therefore allows even smaller non-profits and fundraising shops a proactive recruitment approach.

Our focus is:

  • Frontline fundraising roles: Director of Development, Associate Director, Major Gifts Officer, Development Officer, Manager of Development.
  • Advancement services roles, including prospect research and management.
  • Marketing and communications roles including stewardship communications and event marketing.

Our service includes:

  • Wide promotion of your career opportunity to our network of 2,700+ including advertising on Phil’s Careers Blog.
  • Sourcing, personal outreach, recruiting and pre-screening of candidates.
  • A minimum of three qualified candidates (complete with a candidate analysis & summary).

What We Do

Talent Management is more than just recruiting top talent. It describes the entire cycle from recruiting to retaining to advancing talent in an organization.

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our clients

Current and past clients include:

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