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Welcome to the C-Suite: Leadership Transitions from the Trenches to the Top

Description

"The C-Suite." This is the land of the "Chiefs": the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operational Officer, and, of course, the Chief Executive Officer. The opportunity to be on the executive leadership team is the goal for many development professionals, but what happens when you actually make it there, and how should you invest in your own leadership development to make the transition? In this panel discussion, we will address the challenges and rewards of moving to a executive leadership role, the leadership skill gaps that can prevent you from being a good candidate, and advice on evaluating your own career progression to see where you should invest in professional development.

Contributors

  • Alice Ferris

    Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE, is the founder of GoalBusters, providing hands-on support for small to midsize charitable organizations in outsourced fundraising, strategic planning and board and staff training. She has more than 25 years of professional fundraising experience, and is recognized in North America for her television appearances on public television fundraisers, including Downton Abbey, Ken Burns: America's Storyteller and Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You. Alice was the 90th professional to receive the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential, and serves on the ACFRE Credentialing Board, the CFRE International Board, and the Bolz Center for Arts Administration Board at the Wisconsin School of Business. She is a three-time honoree as Outstanding Fundraising Professional from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern Arizona Chapter, and an AFP Master Teacher. She currently serves as president of the AFP Northern Arizona Chapter.

  • R. Scott Fortnum

    R. Scott Fortnum, MA, CFRE, ACFRE, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Children's Health Foundation in London, Ontario. Previously the Executive Director of The Living City Foundation in Toronto, Scott has been a professional fundraiser since 1990 holding executive positions in health care, educational and environmental fundraising. The first Canadian to earn a Master of Arts degree in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, he holds a BA and graduate diploma in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. Scott has held the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation continuously since 1995, and became the 92nd person (7th in Canada) to earn the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) designation in 2011. He joined the ACFRE Certification Board in 2014, and currently serves as its chair. Scott also serves on the international Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), is past-chair of AFP’s International Awards Committee, a member of the Publishing Advisory Committee and the Greater Toronto Chapter Ethics Committee.

  • Karen Good, CFRM, CNEL

    Karen Good, CFRM, CNEL, has over 31 years of fund development and senior leadership experience in not-for-profit organizations. Her expertise includes major gifts, strategic planning, capital campaigns, board and staff development and collaborative projects. Karen combines the perspective of a senior executive with the insight of an experienced philanthropy leader and the objectivity of a seasoned consultant. As the Executive Director of Marshall Foundation for Community Health, Karen raised fund balances from $1.5 million to nearly $4 million and directed 7 major fundraising campaigns, including a successful $4 million capital campaign for emergency services, and nearly $1.7 million for new Cancer Services in an ongoing current campaign. Karen retired in 2017.

November 21, 2018
Wed 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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