Nonprofit CEO Summit | A Virtual Conversation

Nonprofit CEO Summit

A Virtual Conversation

Hosted by the Nonprofit Expert Group of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting

Thursday, January 26th, 9:00am – 10:30am Pacific

The expectations about nonprofit leaders’ roles today are more demanding than ever. Kick off 2023 with a 90-minute event designed for nonprofit C-Suite leaders. 

Gain insights from nonprofit experts in the United States, Canada, and the U.K. to support your leadership priorities. Meet your peers and apply these insights in facilitated conversations. Dive into your mission in 2023 feeling renewed, purposeful, and among the world’s top nonprofit changemakers.

In 90 minutes, you’ll participate in:

  • Two sessions, one on strategy and leadership and the other on leadership self-care
  • Two CEO Discussions led by nonprofit experts

Leave feeling inspired, recharged, and purposeful.

Session Descriptions

All Change: The Future of Nonprofit Strategy and Leadership

with Martyn Drake

Over the recent years, leading nonprofits have increasingly moved away from traditional models of strategy and organisational design and leadership, exploring new models and paradigms to develop more responsive and impactful ways to bring about the change they want to see in the world.

In this session, Martyn Drake will outline the shifts nonprofits are making and why, the way these changes are flowing through, into both strategy and organisational design, the implications for leadership, executive and management teams, and what all of this means for nonprofit CEOs, both now and in the future.

You will learn about:

  • The forces reshaping nonprofit strategic thinking
  • Traditional, adaptive, and system-based strategies
  • The implications for organisational culture and design
  • Emerging models of leadership
  • The future role of the CEO

Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First: Taking Care Of Yourself So You Can Better Lead Others!

with Cheryl Williams

Feeling burnout, ennui, or overwhelmed? These are challenging times, and you are not alone. This breakout with Cheryl Williams will help you identify and begin to address the specific causes. As a result of taking care of yourself first, you’ll have the foundation for building a healthy and effective team and achieving your organization’s critical mission. 

Plus Two Interactive Discussions

After each session, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss these critical topics with your peers, led by:

About Our Speakers

Martyn Drake

Martyn Drake

Martyn Drake is the founder of Binley Drake Consulting, the boutique management consultancy he set up in 2009 to help ambitious business leaders dramatically improve the performance of their organisations.

Since then, he has advised organisations ranging from entrepreneurial businesses like Joules and King of Shaves; to iconic non-profits like the Red Cross and the Scouts; to some of the world’s most recognised brands, including Weight Watchers and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

He is recognised as one of the leading experts on strategy and commerce for mission-driven organisations. His latest book, The Commercial Charity: How business thinking can help non-profits grow impact and income, was published by Kogan Page in April 2020.

Martyn lives with his wife, two children and two cats in Nottinghamshire, England. The recent addition of a puppy to the household means that Martyn is likely to slip from 6th to 7th in “the most influential member of the household” ranking for this year. He is desperately trying to talk them out of getting chickens.

Cheryl Williams

Cheryl Hudgins WilliamsCheryl G. Williams is the founder and CEO of Hudgins Williams Associates and a Senior Consultant with Tecker International. An ICF certified coach to CEOs and early career professionals alike, she has over two decades of corporate experience with Procter & Gamble and nonprofit leadership at arts and culture and humanitarian organizations, in areas including Marketing, Public Relations, Strategic
Planning, and employee Leadership and Development. She applies this experience to building breakthrough strategic plans and marketing communications strategies and plans for nonprofits and associations ranging in size from four to ten figure annual budgets, and to partnering with mission-oriented individuals and teams to help them achieve peak professional performance.

During her twenty-year career at Procter & Gamble, Ms. Williams’ responsibilities included visibility and reputation building for domestic and global brands representing $30 billion in annual retail sales. She led brand external relations and designed and executed product launches on three continents, including an in-country assignment in Singapore.

Even with a busy career, Cheryl has put aside her time and expertise to volunteer for a number of organizations including 1517 Media, United Lutheran Seminary, the Baltimore Design School and the state theater of Maryland, Baltimore CenterStage.