Charity Spotlight – Raising the Roof

Raising the Roof, Charity Spotlight, Opencity Inc., homeless, toque, Toronto

Raising the Roof is a great example of a non-profit driving the conversation on homelessness across Canada.

Raising the Roof prides itself on providing long-term solutions to homelessness across multiple Canadian cities.

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Charity Spotlight – Save The Children

Opencity Inc., Charity Spotlight, Save The Children, Claire Fox,

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization, working   to save children’s lives; fight for their rights and to help them fulfil their potential.

The Save The Child Fund charity has a history stretching back almost 100 years with a vision of A world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

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Top recommendations for delighting the customer

Opencity Inc., Ann Handley, Inbound 2013, HubSpot, Delighting the customer

Delighting the Customer is what an executive leadership summit should really be about. Cascading the absolute focus on delighting the customer through an entire organisation from the top down.

The important of delighting the customer for both employees and customers is consistent with the advice from the Harvard Business Review article Making Customer-Centric Strategies Take Hold.

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Pursuing remarkable content –

Opencity Inc.,, Rob van Bommel, content marketing, @gregiej, paddlesport

We interviewed Rob van Bommel who runs the platform to understand what it takes to achieve online authority through remarkable content.

This is the first instalment in our series studying insights from others on how providing remarkable content that your personas value can help build online authority and amplify your message.

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Charity Spotlight – charity: water

Opencity Inc., charity: water, charity spotlight, social responsibility, inbound nonprofit,

charity: water seeks to bring clean drinking water to every person on the planet. charity: water has been incredibly effective in funding 17,673 water projects in 24 countries.

More remarkable, however, is not what they have achieved but rather how they have achieved it in just 10 years.

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Charity Spotlight – CCFC

Opencity Inc., Christian Children's Fund of Canada, CCFC, Charity Spotlight, Social Responsibility

The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) works to create a future of hope for children, families, and communities by helping them develop the skills and resources to overcome poverty and pursue justice.

I have a very personal connection with the The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada. Almost 10 years ago my then 8 year old son called to say he had seen an advert on TV and thought that Daddy should adopt a little boy from Africa. He misunderstood a little. He thought the boy would come to live with me, because Daddy was on his own and needed company and the boy in the advert needed help. On behalf of my kids I have been sponsoring a boy in Ghana, who is the same age as my daughter, ever since. The boy in Ghana and I continue to exchange letters.

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Leadership Summit season

Opencity Inc., LeadershipForum, Leadership Summit, Igloo Software, HBR, @gregiej, Strategy & Digital Communications experts

We enter a busy time for Leadership Summits across many multi-national corporations.

I recommend a thought provoking article from last year’s March 2015 Harvard Business Review by Bob Frisch and Cary Greene called Leadership Summits That Work. It is timely for many companies as we deliver on our latest annual conference for senior executives.

These are my reflection on Frisch & Greene’s article and how my last company stacked up against their best practice recommendations. Our last Leadership Summit used the theme Lead – Create – Perform in the historical music city of Vienna. This was wonderfully complemented with the orchestra theme and conducting led by Dominic Alldis.

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