The Vigilant Fundraiser
About Us
  • First Name: George
  • Last Name: Stanois

The Vigilant Fundraiser offers a full range of fundraising and management services to drive campaigns and build organizational capacity using innovative solutions and drawing on considerable experience to achieve exceptional results. In today’s world, non-profit organizations are increasingly challenged to identify opportunities and to develop smart funding strategies. I understand these challenges and share your commitment to making the world a better place.


Areas: Capital Campaigner/Planner, Facilitator, Fundraiser, Grant Writer, Training

Services: Capital Campaign/Planning, Communications, Consulting, Donor Relations, Donor Stewardship, Acquisition and Retention, Feasibility Study, Fund Development, Fundraising, Grant Writer

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  • Canada-wide
An acknowledged leader with an extensive and accomplished consulting background, George began his fundraising career in 1984 with an international consulting firm. After gaining further experience with two additional national consulting companies with an emphasis on capital campaigns, he joined The Goldie Company in 1996. A graduate of the University of Toronto, George earned his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 1990. He is an active participant with the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is frequently asked to speak to organizations on the 12 Step Fundraising Program. Over the years, George has been a volunteer and board member of many charitable organizations, most recently with the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, Station Gallery in Whitby, St. John’s Mission in Toronto and the Foundation for Rural Living. George is the editor of the recently published The Vigilant Fundraiser: 12 Steps to Fundraising Success, a practical guide to fundraising success based on his 12 Step Fundraising Program. As well, he is the author of Dodging Tough Times: How Stewardship Programs Can Make All the Difference, which contains the results and conclusions of a 2010 survey of the major donor cultivation and recognition practices of charities in Canada. In addition, George published, in conjunction with Collis Reed Research, The Current State of Non-Profit Charitable Organizations in Western Canada, a comprehensive summary of survey results conducted with not-for-profits in 2009.