Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PDT
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Monica Powell 
AFP Vancouver Island 

Reflections – Lessons from Social Profit Leaders

How do CEOs become CEOs? What is the one thing CEOs would change about the social profit sector? What is the primary thing that every CEO wishes donors knew about their organizations? How important is a fundraising background to organizational leadership? (Hint: very)

Douglas Nelson will present on social profit leadership, based on his reflections of interviewing more than 125 sector leaders on The Discovery Pod. He will share stories and observations to illustrate 10 essential skills gleaned from over four years of conversations with CEOs from organizations of all sizes and scope. Through the sharing of lived experiences, all members of the social profit sector will benefit from this insightful presentation.

CFRE Credits: 1

About the Speaker:

Douglas Nelson, Managing Director, founded The Discovery Group with a vision to bring together a group of talented and compassionate leaders. Together they are aligned with his belief that the social profit sector represents individuals and communities coming together to change the world for the better. Collectively, they spearhead inspired strategies to help nurture progressive change. Described by the Vancouver Sun as a ‘fundraising phenom’ and a ‘true innovator,’ Douglas unravels complex challenges in aligning governance and philanthropic performance. His work is award-winning in the areas of governance, culture, advocacy, and innovative granting, and has raised nearly $1 billon for organizations in Canada and the United States. Douglas is also host of Canada’s leading social profit sector podcast, The Discovery Pod.