Too Important to Fail
Leadership Lessons for Nonprofits
by Toni Pergolin
Pub Date 21 Jan 2020
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The nonprofit world is full of amazing organizations doing vital work. But without a strong business-minded leader at the helm, these nonprofits and the people they help may be doomed. And if they fail, the people they help could lose a roof over their heads, access to meals or medications, even their lives. Too Important to Fail is the charged story of one nonprofit leader’s realization and commitment to ensuring the future of the organization for the people who need it by applying business acumen to the nonprofit world. By sharing lessons in applying business management to nonprofit leadership, Too Important to Fail is the ultimate guide for nonprofit executives and emerging leaders, Board members and donors.
Toni Pergolin is a highly regarded strategic leader with acute financial acumen who has successfully grown companies organically and through mergers and acquisitions. As President and CEO of Bancroft, one of the largest human services providers in the northeast U.S., she has more than doubled the size of the organizaton in ten years. Her ability to lead nonprofit organizations with a focus on delivering excellence with a healthy margin has resulted in a decade of profitable returns enabling reinvestment in the organization’s mission. Pergolin was selected as one of the 50 most influential people in South Jersey by South Jersey Biz in 2015, was among The Who’s Who in Healthcare in South Jersey in 2017 and was included in SJ Magazine’s Women of Excellence in 2019.
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Toni Pergolin advances the ultimate leadership wisdom for the nonprofit world. She champions both the idealism essential for the journey and the realism required to get the job done. A worthy read. ---Doug Conant, Founder, ConantLeadership; Chairman, CECP; and former CEO, Campbell Soup Company
This is a must read for any leader looking to accelerate results and make a difference in their company! Through her story you will see that Toni ex- hibits several different leadership styles, and the unique combination she applies has clearly made a difference at Bancroft! ---Steve McLatchy, New York Times Best Selling Author of Decide: Work Smarter,Reduce your Stress & Lead by Example
As President and CEO of a hospital and healthcare network that cares for some of the country’s most vulnerable children, I understand what a pro- found responsibility it is to lead an organization that can transform people’s lives. Toni’s story Too Important to Fail is an excellent example of the miracles that happen when that responsibility is met with business acumen and com- passion. A great read for all nonprofit leaders! ---Madeline Bell, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia