What does it take to be a true leader in the nonprofit sector, and to use those leadership skills to produce unprecedented results for your fundraising program?

In this session, Scott and Leah will introduce the concept of Authentic Leadership. Long been embraced in the for-profit world as a prerequisite of success, Authentic Leadership is about being true to yourself, true to your values, and true to what you really believe in. It’s about being driven by mission and results, leading with your heart, and focusing on the long term.

Through interactive learning, participants will leave this session inspired and motivated, as well as ready to transform the culture of their organization.

Learning Objectives:

  1. What does it take to be a true leader in the nonprofit sector, and to use those leadership skills to produce unprecedented results for your fundraising program?
  2. In this session, Scott and Leah will introduce the concept of Authentic Leadership. Long been embraced in the for-profit world as a prerequisite of success, Authentic Leadership is about being true to yourself, true to your values, and true to what you really believe in. It’s about being driven by mission and results, leading with your heart, and focusing on the long term.
  3. Through interactive learning, participants will leave this session inspired and motivated, as well as ready to transform the culture of their organization.

Speakers
Leah Eustace, MPhil, CFRE, ACFRE

President

Blue Canoe Philanthropy

Leah is a problem solver and strategic thinker with a wide and varied background in charitable fund development. She is President of Blue Canoe Philanthropy, and Principal of Good Works.

Leah is Chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada, and a Past President of the AFP Ottawa Chapter. In 2014, she received her ACFRE designation, as well as the AFP Ottawa Chapter Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award.

Scott Fortnum, MA, CFRE, ACFRE

President & CEO

Children’s Health Foundation

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 joining the ACFRE Certification Board in 2014. Having a strong interest in governance, Scott graduated from the Institute of Corporate Directors Non-profit Governance Essentials program in 2010. Active in the profession, he 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.