WE ARE FUNDRAISING DIRECT
25 years of experience with a track record in innovation and results
At Fundraising Direct we are passionate about innovation and creativity. We deliver fundraising solutions that drive progress and change, and support the mission of our clients, the leading not-for profit organizations and charities in Canada.
We believe in a donor-centric approach and put the supporter relationship at the centre of everything we do. Your mission, data and supporter insights drive the execution across all channels, including out of home, digital, direct mail and telephone.
We can transform your fundraising program. Contact us today.
To deliver creative solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations and fundraising goals
A community of prosperous and progressive not-for-profit organizations achieving success
- To lead the market in direct response
- To influence social change
- To inspire and nurture excellence
- To deliver value through efficiency
THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE IT HAPPEN
Owner & Founder
Chief Strategy Officer
Head of Creative
Ilyas has been with FD from the very start and was one of FD’s top fundraisers. In addition to helping raise money for our clients, Ilyas has also built a robust operations team that delivers strong results that help support great causes. In his role as Call Centre Director, he wears many hats often jumping in to help with recruitment, coaching and campaign management.
Jon is one of the longest running members of the Accounts Team and is known for being FD’s own Canadian stereotype. Fueled by his passion for social issues and a deep love for coffee, Jon can often be found working hard to deliver campaign results for his clients. By looking at problems through a different lens, Jon can be counted on to find fundraising solutions for his team and clients. When not working, Jon can be found with a book in one hand and an Americano in the other.
Chris draws on his experience in international development to help bring a different perspective to tackling problems and providing innovative solutions. FD’s resident Excel-expert, Chris enjoys diving into the numbers to help optimize campaigns. When he is not analyzing a spreadsheet or devising a formula you will often find Chris world-building with his writing group or reading some new feminist laden comic.
With a commitment to servicing the non-profit and charitable sector, Tessa chose to transfer her skills as a sales manager into the world of fundraising. Having originally started at FD as a telephone fundraiser, her numerous conversations with donors have given her invaluable insight into their diverse motivations for providing ongoing support. While Tessa is definitely a city person, she will take any opportunity she can to spend time out in nature.