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Fund Development Consultant for the Non-profit Sector

Guy Mallabone is recognized internationally as one of the nonprofit sector’s most thoughtful and inspiring leaders. Since 1980 he has been providing exceptional advice and service to clients in the non-profit sector, including universities, social service agencies, health care providers, and others.

He’s a recognized international expert in fund development and is engaged in every aspect of fund raising and integrated fund development practice, including annual fund, major gift, and gift planning. Clients include all types and sizes of non-profit organizations, and are located in Canada and around the world.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Guy leads Global Philanthropic Inc. as President and CEO, conducting fund development training and consulting in more than a dozen countries. As a practitioner, author, teacher and presenter, Guy works with all types and sizes of goals and challenges.

Consulting Services: Guy has broad experience in donor prospecting and qualification techniques, cultivation & solicitation strategies, campaign management, and stewardship practices. Guy is widely recognized for his expertise specifically in major gift fundraising, fundraising solicitation, and campaign management. He also provides professional mentoring and personal coaching. Specific services include: Board and Organizational Development; Fund Development (full spectrum); Performance Audit; Feasibilitiy/Planning studies; Strategic Planning; Campaign Counsel; Personnel and Compensation; and Training and Presenting.

Sector experience: Mallabone has 30 years experience as staff (Executive Director, senior Executive Management, and Chief Development Officer), consultant, and board member in the nonprofit sector, including positions with SAIT Polytechnic, the University of Alberta, and the Canadian Red Cross Society. Guy has been recognized as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive by both AFP (Edmonton 1999) and AFP (Calgary 2011), and was recognized in 2009 as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential Citizens by Alberta Venture Magazine and one of Calgary’s 20 most Compelling Citizens by the Calgary Herald.

Guy serves as Adjunct Professor for the Master of Fundraising program at the University of Bologna, Italy; serves on the Program Advisory Committee for Canada's new Masters Degree in Philanthropy at Carleton University; and is Chair of Canada Advancing Philanthropy, an organization or professional fundraisingi practitioners working to address philanthropic capacity issues in Canada.

What others are saying

Guy has been my Major Donor professor at the Master in Fundraising, and my mentor during my internship at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, Canada. Let me say that he is simply one of the best professors and fundraisers I have ever met. It’s hard to find someone that can unite passion and professionalism, but this is Guy: he really believes in what he does, and he does it very well. If he is in town for a conference, absolutely don’t miss him! And, let me also say that he is becoming an excellent italian speaker… May 19, 2010


Alberto Ghione, Student


University of Bologna Masters in Fundraising program, Forli, Italy, May 2010