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Five Good Ideas by Alan Broadbent

Non-profits are big business. As the sector expands to embrace new issues, there is increased pressure for accountability, relevancy, and efficiency. Practitioners are expected to be experts in a variety of fields. In Five Good Ideas, forty professionals from successful non-profits large and small offer information, strategies for action, and management solutions that are easy to implement and will improve how organizations function. Alan Broadbent is the chair of Avana Capital, Tides Canada Foundation, and Maytree, and is the author of Urban Nation. Ratna Omidvar is the president of Maytree and is The Globe and Mail's 2010 Nation Builder of the Decade for Citizenship.

Reviews

'If we are to make government and the private sector more responsive to community needs, we need a not-for-profit sector that punches above its weight. The insights in this book are required reading for every committed social change activist.'
Frank Sharry, Founder and Executive Director, America

's Voice 'The ultimate collection of instructive ideas and insider info from the best mentors a social innovator could ask for. Helpful, succinct and right on time.'
Jane Farrow, Executive Director, Jane

's Walk 'I recommend [Five Good Ideas] as a helpful and sometimes inspiring read to all who are interested in Canada's cultural community as professionals or involved volunteers.'
James Wright, general director, Vancouver Opera

About the Author

Alan Broadbent: Alan Broadbent is the chair and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation and the chair of Maytree. He also serves as the chair of the Tides Canada Foundation and Happy Planet Foods and is a member of the Governors' Council of the Toronto Public Library, a senior fellow at Massey College, a member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal. Alan is the author of the book Urban Nation. Ratna Omidvar: Ratna Omidvar is the president of Maytree. She also serves as a director of the Toronto City Summit Alliance and is the chair of the board of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. Ratna was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2006, and in 2010 was named the Globe and Mail's Nation Builder of the Decade for Citizenship.

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Book Info

Publication date

29th November 2011

Author

Alan Broadbent

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Publisher

Coach House Books

Format

Paperback
250 pages

Categories

Non-profitmaking organizations

ISBN

9781552452462

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