Today on your show we talk about “The Challenges and Critical Success Factors in Running a Not for Profit Organization”
Not-for-profit organizations (NPO) play an important role in our society, delivering a wide range of services across a variety of industries. Although they often face the same or similar challenges as for-profit entities, they must address other issues that are unique to NPOs. At times, they may find themselves in direct competition with for-profit businesses, such as when recruiting top talent with the skills and expertise to enable them to achieve their mission. When we think of NPO’s we think of their number one challenge “funding”. But this is only one of the challenges. Today we discuss the challenges NPO’s face and the Critical Success factors.
Guest – Cathy Murphy
Cathy Murphy is a Toronto based expert in running Not for Profit organizations. She has a strong background running Not for Profit Organizations, and currently holds several senior management posts in various NFP’s particularly in the Irish Community in Canada. She is currently Executive Director of the Irish Canadian Immigration Centre, VP of the European Union Chamber of Commerce Canada and Managing Director of the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce Toronto. She is on the BOD of the Lua Shayenne Dance Company. She also volunteers at several other NFP’s. She holds an MA in Humanities (York U), a BA (HON) with distinction (U of T), an Executive Management certificate from the Rotman School of Management. Cathy grew up a Toronto suburb.