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A series of leadership talks for those who lead volunteer-run non-profit organizations and groups.

When: 14/01/2015
6:00 PM
Where: Canadian Management Centre
150 York St
Toronto, Ontario  M5H 3S5
Contact: Camara Chambers
416 961 6888 ext 224

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Please note that this session has been rescheduled from November 12th 2014 to January 14th 2015. 

Trailblazer Series: Overcoming Founders' Fatigue

Volunteer Toronto's Trailblazer Series is a set of leadership talks for people who manage volunteer-run non-profit organizations and groups in Toronto. The talks provide an opportunity for local leaders to hear from peers and experts on how to overcome common challenges faced by organizations with no paid staff and limited resources.

Overcoming Founders' Fatigue 
Running your own non-profit organization is rewarding but can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle. Founders' Fatigue is a term used to describe the burnout that founders and leaders of non-profits sometimes face when struggling to balance the many responsibilities of running their own non-profit with a pool of limited resources. Passion and creativity are essential to managing a non-profit, but what do you do when it all becomes too much?

Hear from the founders of TEDxToronto, One Voice One Team and Women in Toronto Politics, as they share how they overcome Founders' Fatigue. You'll also have the opportunity to network with other non-profits as you share experiences and advice.

The leadership talks are free of charge and advance registration is required so book now to secure your space!

To register, click the "Register »" link above  


Date: Wednesday January 14th 2014

Time: Please arrive between 6pm and 6.30pm for registration and light refreshments. The leadership talk will start promptly at 6.30pm and will end at 8pm. 

Venue: Canadian Management Centre, 150 York St, Toronto, ON M5H 3S5
Northwest corner of York Street & Adelaide Street

TTC: St. Andrews subway station, or Queen or King streetcar


Guest Speakers:

Dan Jacob
is the Co-founder, Co-Chair and license holder for TEDxToronto – the largest TEDx event in Canada with a live audience of over 1000 and an online viewership of over 40,000. Dan is a Partner at The IDIA Group, a leading digital marketing & events company based in Toronto. In addition to his event experience, he has become one of the country’s most well respected speaker coaches, helping a wide range of individuals including executives from some of the world’s leading organizations such as Cirque du Soleil and ABC News.

Orlando Bowen is the founder and Executive Director of One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization, a charity that empowers youth to find their passion and to make a difference in their communities using their passions, gifts and life experiences. Orlando has been recognized for his work by being selected as one of the 2012 DiverseCity Fellows, being awarded a 2012 African Canadian Achievement Award, 2013 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and a national 2014 Harry Jerome Award for community service. He will be the 2015 president of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

Steph Guthrie is a feminist advocate, organizer and analyst focusing on the intersections of gender, culture and technology. As founder of Women in Toronto Politics, she produces events and creates resources to promote a more gender-inclusive civic discourse. Her work has been profiled by the Toronto Star, CP24, the Globe & Mail and CityNews, and her comments on politics, feminism and technology have been featured on CBC's The Current and The National, ET Canada, Global News and FLARE Magazine. Follow her on Twitter at @amirightfolks.

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Recruiting and Retaining The Right Volunteers - February 3rd 2015

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