JIM WATSON

Regional Manager, Vancouver and British Columbia - BNP GOLDIE Canada

Jim Watson has managed and supervised studies and major capital campaigns and programs throughout Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. He has extensive experience in all facets of fundraising, both professionally and as a volunteer. Before moving into a career as a professional fundraiser, Jim spent more than 25 years in the broadcast communications industry.

As a volunteer, Jim chaired the epic Rick Hansen Man in Motion World Tour and continues to serve on the Board as Secretary of the Rick Hansen Foundation. He is an active member of Rotary International and a Life member of the Association of Kinsmen Clubs. In addition, Jim served as the Canadian Kinsmen National President, and he has served on the Executive of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), volunteer CEO of the Kinsmen Rehabilitation Foundation of BC, and works closely with a number of other groups and organizations.

Jim not only talks the talk – he “walks the walk” with a strong dedication to volunteerism, which he demonstrates on a daily basis. Jim’s knowledge of, and experience in the philanthropic community of the Lower Mainland Region and all of Western Canada is second-to-none.