Diana Schwenk

is an accomplished executive professional, with a passion to build community through empowerment and recognition of individuals’ passions, skills and goals. Strong management and leadership skills, with ability to motivate and inspire others to be successful community members. Excellent communicator, with emphasis on building strong stakeholder relationships.

In the last 15 years, she has secured resources for three ministry centres, increased communication and media in volume and effectiveness, assured a foundation for a successful capital campaign, ensured best practices in fundraising and public relations, analyzed data and built fundraising and communications strategies, while providing an environment for working teams that encouraged creativity, growth and participation.

Functioning as an applied visionary, she is able to see the big picture and to roll up her sleeves and get to work on ground level when required.


Profile Highlights

Empowering Leader Team Builder Public Speaker
Media Spokesperson Relationship Builder Excellent Written/Oral
Applied Visionary Passionate Citizen Coaching/Mentoring
Networker Strategic Thinker Convener/Facilitator

Education and Training

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

  • Completed the Fundraising survey course which is designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day.

Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP)

  • Completed the Canadian Gift Planning course, which is the longest running and most respected course on Canadian philanthropy. Course provided in-depth education on the full range of gift planning issues, balancing formal classroom learning, in-depth discussions, group work and case studies.

Russ Reid

  • Attended 5 years of development conferences and workshops. Russ Reid is a leader in providing fundraising expertise to American and Canadian missions through direct mail and marketing and acquires over one million new donors for nonprofits each and every year. Their yearly conferences offer expert-led workshops on direct mail, analytics, communications, marketing and media training.

Connect with me online!

The Other Bottom Line (Professional Blog)

TALKTODIANA  (Personal Blog)

LinkedIn Diana Schwenk dianasschwenk@gmail.com

Twitter wantsummerback



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