You're It!

Shared Wisdom for Successfully Leading Organizations

Three resource websites for busy non-profit leaders in Canada

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Successful non-profit leaders understand the importance of growing their leadership skills and staying up to date with the latest charity news. But finding the time to do so can be a challenge. Here are three websites that will make it easier for you to stay informed.

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Getting ready to become the CEO of a non-profit organization

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The following is an excerpt from Chapter One, “Making a Move.” When Franca Gucciardi accepted her first CEO position at the Loran Scholars Foundation she quickly realized the immensity of the task ahead of her and contacted her mentor, Alan Broadbent. What followed was a series of conversations, and a process of learning to ask (and then answer!) the right questions. You’re It! is mentorship in book form, the collected wisdom of two experienced CEOs — a practical and accessible guide to leading an organization. It’s everything you wanted to know about being a CEO but were afraid to ask.

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Review: An Essential Read for Non-Profit Leaders

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As you read along, you will pick up important pieces of advice to help you in your leadership journey. Alan and Franca’s hope is that You’re It! “serves as a friendly reminder of the importance of your leadership role. A committed, effective leader of integrity can make a huge difference to improving the impact an organization has, and thus an impact on the health and well-being of our society.”

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Video from the May 4 book launch in Toronto

Hear from the two authors Alan Broadbent and Franca Gucciardi as they shared their insights and tips on what it takes to be a successful CEO and leader of a non-profit organization. Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of CivicAction, moderated the conversation.

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