Friday, 24th October 2014.

The Director's Viewpoint

Updates, insights, and observations from our Executive Director, Chris Wignall


Posted on Monday, 29th June 2009 by chris wignall

This is the result of a whiteboard session we had this morning as we continue defining our strategy. The three green circles represent our areas of interest and investment. We’ve been committed to leadership organizations and reducing poverty in the global village (through market driven economic strategies) from our beginning. It is only in the […]

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Posted on Wednesday, 24th June 2009 by chris wignall

My post today is part of a larger initiative of more than 50 bloggers all sharing their thoughts on how to ‘bridge the gap’. You can check out the other perspectives here. Catalyst was involved in an Encouragement Grant to New Direction in 2008 to support work with an organizational consultant. I’ve never considered myself […]

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Posted on Monday, 22nd June 2009 by chris wignall

…from your best staff’s next employer Greetings; We want to thank you for taking the time to identify and initially hire our new employee. We understand that you recognized their innate leadership potential and caring heart, and brought them into the nonprofit field. We are grateful. We also understand that you benefited from the staff […]

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Posted on Thursday, 18th June 2009 by chris wignall

Some years ago a wealthy German businessman came across a village in the poverty-stricken African country of Swaziland that captured his interest. Formerly an important mining town; it was now abandoned, mine closed, population scattered, buildings left vacant. Rampant disease added to the devastation. Where others saw only a ghost town, he saw a profitable […]

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Posted on Friday, 12th June 2009 by chris wignall

I am just finished a term on the board of one organization and discussing seriously the possibility of joining another. In the past year I have become convinced that strong pairings of effective boards and lead staff are surprisingly rare and extremely powerful. At Catalyst we want to support organizations that are attempting to make […]

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Posted on Friday, 12th June 2009 by chris wignall

Leadership is the engagement of  the discretionary energy of others Comments?

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Posted on Wednesday, 10th June 2009 by chris wignall

On June 7th we celebrated with the 5 recipients of Catalyst Scholarships for graduating students from the Halton Public School board. Pictured above with Catalyst founders Shirley and Doug Alexander are: KJ Lukas, Ashley Haick, Haylee Bloxham, Neel Dhingani, and Bhavini Tailor. In addition to a financial gift (administered by the good people at the […]

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