Derik Timmerman
Derik Timmerman is a cause-driven executive and human resources coach helping organizations maximize the world-changing impact of their people systems. In addition to coaching human resources executives at all levels, Derik is a nationally-recognized speaker and author on a variety of human resources subjects including performance management, leadership development, and top team effectiveness. Prior to founding his coaching firm, Derik was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and a US Army Intelligence Officer with two combat deployments to Iraq. Derik earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, as well as a Masters, PhD, and CFRE certification in nonprofit fundraising.
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Professional achievements:
Founder of Sparrow Nonprofit Solutions
Former management consultant at McKinsey & Company
Served as a US Army Intelligence Officer with two combat deployments
Successfully raised over $3 million in funds
Board member at numerous nonprofits
Served as an Executive Pastor
Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
Derik graduated in the top 10% of his West Point class
Masters in Divinity from Liberty University
In the dissertation phase of a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Courses run by Derik Timmerman

  • On24/ Shopify TEST
    On24/ Shopify TEST
    Live Session
  • Nonprofit Financial Literacy Certification
    Nonprofit Financial Literacy Certification
    On-Demand
    Certification
  • Fundraising Tactics That Will Increase Post-Pandemic Revenue
    Fundraising Tactics That Will Increase Post-Pandemic Revenue
    On-Demand
  • Nonprofit Human Resources Manager Certification
    Nonprofit Human Resources Manager Certification
    On-Demand
    Certification
  • The A to Z Guide To A Successful Major Gifts Program
    The A to Z Guide To A Successful Major Gifts Program
    On-Demand
  • Performance Management Certification
    Performance Management Certification
    On-Demand
    Certification
  • 10 Quick And Easy Ways To Get Donors’ Attention
    10 Quick And Easy Ways To Get Donors’ Attention
    On-Demand
  • Major Gifts Officer Certification
    Major Gifts Officer Certification
    On-Demand
    Certification