Kimberley Blease (Canada)

EVP, Client Relationships, Blakely

When it comes to building high-value donor relationships, Kimberley’s energy, enthusiasm and original thinking are unparalleled. With over 30 years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, she is a sought-after speaker on the topics of high-value giving and the sector. Kimberley believes we all have a responsibility to engage and inspire donors throughout their journey with our organisations. Leading a team of high-performing individuals at Blakely, she instills both the importance of superior customer service and the foundations of using the donor journey as a framework. She ensures that Blakely puts clients and their donors at the centre of everything it does. Her passion for high-value donor development, coupled with her entrepreneurial spirit, has led to the development of UPLIFT, Blakely’s partnership in mid-level giving with Mark Phillips; and VISION, a marketing programme for legacy giving.