Stories of real people
is the heartbeat
tpb strategic counsel serves people and organizations committed to making a real difference with their constituents, stakeholders, beneficiaries and their extended communities of influence.
We help to bring clarity to WHY, develop the capacity
for HOW, and set priorities for WHAT to deliver on their promise of impact, outcome, and change.
Who We Are
tpb strategic counsel ltd. is founded on the basis of “making a real difference” for the organizations served. Uniquely, tpb’s strength and focus comes in asking the right questions, and seeking answers which are appropriately customized to each organization. An interactive, engaged process of making such discoveries together, adds to the sustainability of the changes and outcomes being pursued, and lends clarity to the active pursuit of organizational purpose.
tpb strategic counsel ltd. operates on the premise that fundraising, development and advancement functions contribute to organizational change. Thus tpb serves more as an organizational change agent than that of being a “fundraising technician”. As organizations, the focus is on meeting the needs of people in alignment with our purpose for being.
tpb holds to the principles that organizations need to hold steadfastly to their mission, and their vision (or purpose) must be valued-based and deliver outcomes that impact others. In doing so, organizations have the privilege and opportunity to be transformational, authentic and incremental. tpb also encourages that organizations understand that their influence and impact grows when they hold to a posture of “with” (constituents, members, donors, beneficiaries, society, etc.).
Great leaders invite people into a movement
with a purpose and intent.
What We Do
In serving organizations, tpb emphasizes a deeper understanding of the significant impact that fundraising, stewardship and generosity have on the donor, those serving the organization, and most importantly the beneficiaries. Uniquely, development (fundraising) is about relationships and the pursuit of making a real difference though the impact, changes and opportunities that are made possible in our communities and circles of influence.
tpb has a wide breath of fundraising and external relations experience including health care (acute care, long-term care, health/disease charities), higher education, continuing education, sport, arts and culture, economic and community development, and faith-based organizations.
Planning, Studies & Assessments
Campaign Planning Studies
Annual Fundraising Planning
Campaign Direction (various options)
Periodic Campaign Consulting
Consultation on Annual and Gift Planning Programs
Donor Cultivation & Campaign Strategies
Case for Support
Identity and Marketing*
*though “collective” associates
Policies and Procedures
Coaching and Mentoring
Interim Executive Placements
Assistance with Recruiting and Training
Organization Design and Structuring
North American Baptist Conference
North American Baptist Foundation
Central Baptist Church
Terwillegar Community Church
St. Aidan’s Anglican Church
Beulah Alliance Church
Taylor College and Seminary
Co:Here Social Housing
SIGN: Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours
Briercrest College and Seminary
Caronport Christian High School
Upper Skeena Recreation Centre (consortia of seven local, regional & indigenous governments)
University of Northern British Columbia
Thompson Rivers University Community Trust
Rosebud School for the Arts
Help Portrait, Vancouver
Camp Falcon Rock, Romania
DAI International/DIA Foundation (Canada)
Westside Kings Church
The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches
Hope Community Covenant Church
Laugh for Life Foundation
Genesis Community Church
Crisis Pregnancy Centre, Edmonton
Joe’s Place Youth Centre
Westwood MB Church
Myers and Associates
Heavy Equipment Heritage Society of Canada
Alberta Diabetes Foundation
Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Canadian Pharmaceutical Sciences Foundation
CHE: Community Health Evangelism (Europe)
Chilliwack Hospital Foundation
Victoria Commonwealth Games Society
High Net Worth Individuals* (advisor on philanthropic interests, establishing private foundations, personal stewardship planning)
Government* (advisor on policy and gift practices for agents of the crown with local, regional and indigenous government organizations)
Other Fundraising/Association/Executive Search Counsel* (as general/strategic advisor)
*bound by Confidentiality Agreements
Tom Berekoff is the President and Founder of tpb strategic counsel ltd. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Lethbridge (1981), and a Master’s Degree in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (2005). Tom has earned and maintained the CFRE designation since 1995.
As advisor, teacher, leader, coach, mentor or friend, Tom holds to these values and virtues as a guiding light.
To Be Promise Centred + People Focused + Purpose Driven
To Keep Focus on IMPACT – OUTCOMES – CHANGE for the love of all mankind
To Foster an Understanding that Our lives are not our own, and that each one of us is here WITH a reason and purpose which is for the good of others.
By accepting these personal challenges, life itself has greater meaning. When we can carry these virtues forward into the organizations we serve and in all walks of our life, we come closer to fulfilling our human purpose, and can live our lives with confident humility.