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Leading a Charity

You’re now at the point in your career where you want to lead an organization and are not sure what to do to get yourself prepared.  This workshop will help you better understand what a CEO does on a daily basis and what you need to transition into this leadership role. 

Do you wonder what the CEO of a charity does every day?  Do you want to use your skills to further advance philanthropy in your community?  Are you ready to leverage your fundraising experience into the realm of charity leadership?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, they you are ready to learn how to lead a charity.  This session will show you what a CEO does and what you need to do to prepare for when it is your turn to lead a charity.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. understand what a CEO does on a daily basis.
2. understand how to read a financial statement from a CEO perspective
3. know the basics of governance and how it affects your job
4. understand the fiduciary and legal requirements of being a CEO
5. build a plan for your first day on the job as CEO
6. launch your career to a new leadership platform.

Bill Pratt, CFRE is an inspirational leader.
His personality is grounded in hope, positivity and humility.  It is welcoming, compassionate and engaging.  Others have said,
     “He is a rare individual. He is truly inspiring. You want to be better by
     being around him.”
     “You have certainly been blessed by a wonderful foundation of love and
     compassion. It is no wonder that you have become such a passionate

Leadership is a mantle that comes naturally to him and something he works hard at to be the best he can.  His Pan-Canadian experience across sectors ranging from local to international give him a broad perspective for leading charities.  His commitment to serving others and inspire greatness give him excellent insight for leading organizations.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Registration, Networking and Buffet Lunch
12:00 pm - Announcements, Introductions

12:10-1:15 pm - Presentation
1:15 - 1:30 pm - Q & A
1:30 pm - Event Concludes

AFP Members - $45.00
CAGP Members - $45.00
Non-Members - $55.00

Norwood Hotel
112 Marion Street.

For more information, contact or call 204-295-1512 (Lise).