A seasoned fundraising professional with decades of experience, Principal Consultant Leslie Thompson has advised, planned and executed numerous successful projects and campaigns for a wide variety of organizations. Previous to a career in consulting, she held senior fundraising positions with a number of healthcare and cultural organizations, including Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, Ballet British Columbia and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She is a member in good standing of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served on its local chapter board, chairing two committees. Leslie is also an active member of the Association of Arts Consultants Canada and has served on that board, chairing two committees. She is also a member of the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute.
Leslie has taught fundraising workshops for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, “Introduction to Non Profit Management” at Mount Royal University in Calgary and “An Introduction to Fundraising” at Capilano University’s Arts & Entertainment Management Program.