Posts tagged #Leadership

"Trend-Talk" - Young Professionals on The Future of Associations/Non-Profits

by Jack Shand; Executive Partner of The Portgage Group

In April, the Canadian Society of Association Executives ( will present a Summit on "Associations 2025". What must not-for-profit organizations be doing to ensure they thrive over the next decade and beyond? What will be the attributes of the successful association leader in 2025?

Is mastery in managing change a pre-requisite?

What will change...if anything?

Will cultural diversity be a factor in engaging future support? 

Is the sector a "sunset industry" being overtaken by more nimble, better-resourced competitors?

Building on the successful 'Ted-Talk' concept, the future leaders of associations and non-profits - current young(er) professionals running associations or aspiring to leadership roles - are being asked to identify those trends they think will have greatest importance and influence. It's called 'Trend-Talk'. 

What say you?

Posted on January 22, 2016 and filed under Trends, Leadership.

The Characteristics of Executive Leadership

Outstanding leaders in the not-for-profit sector have common characteristics. Certainly they must be aligned with their employer's mission and be a compelling advocate who engages others in that mandate. They must be effective communicators. Leaders engender confidence. What else are not-for-profit boards seeking in staff leaders?