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MGMT 1000

Class 6: Panel  Jane Gilbert: Cheif Communications Officer of Nature Conservancy Canada  Not for profit; helps conserve the environment  Been in NFP for 4 years; prior that spent 30 years in profit (broadcasting)  Spent last 10 years of first portion of career with discovery  received annual bonuses  Eventually reached a point where she thought how can I use my skills to achieve different things  Change in frame of reference; from very profit driven to being truly devoted to the mission of the company  Encourages awareness about the organization  largest private NFP working in the land conservation area  Revenue: 80 million to 100 million yearly  Science, Securement, & Stewardship  Science:  Securement: how they acquire the land through real estate  Stewardship: responsibility to care for that land in the future  Non-advocacy organization  Bring together partners to find creative sustainable solutions  they are social entrepreneurs: seek creative and value added solutions  Partnership is a large part what they do; work with governments; corporations;  that intersection is an interesting one; corporations working with this kind of firm is a chance for them to build a rep; brings NCC money & other support but the more they engage in these partnership; the more interesting are the relations  they work with any organizations looking for bona fide work but they work within the NCC framework Claudia De Simone , Director: Ashoka Canada  Social entrepreneurship: innovative, system changing new ideas to solve current social problems  Measuring social impact & , strong ethical fiber; once people pass the test, they are known as ashoka
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