Lead Without Followers Book Tour & OneGirl Fundraiser

Over 70% of funds raised for author Dave Ursillo's book tour will provide educational scholarships to at-risk girls in Sierra Leone through OneGirl.

To commemorate the launch of his new and long-awaited alternative leadership book, Lead Without Followers: How to Save Our World by Radically Redefining the Meaning of Leadership, author Dave Ursillo is setting off on a self-funded book tour to share the book's inspiring leadership messages to audiences across North America.

But that's not all!

Over 70% of our $3,500 fundraising goal will be directly donated to One Girl (onegirl.org.au), an Australia-based charity that provides educational scholarships for underprivileged girls in Sierra Leone, Africa who are at-risk for forced-marriage, teenage-pregnancy and contracting HIV/AIDS.

With your help, we’ll be able to provide *10 educational scholarships* for young girls in Sierra Leone—forever changing their lives, and sowing radical goodness in our world.

What We Need!

We need to raise $3,500 to meet our fundraising goal, or all donations are refunded. However, all donation rewards will be fulfilled instantly (or as quickly as possible!) as a thank you for your support.

Remember, over 70% of all funds raised will be donated instantly to One Girl and provide 10 OR MORE educational scholarships to young girls in Sierra Leone, West Africa who are at-risk of forced-marriage, teenage-pregnancy, resorting to prostitution to support their families and contracting HIV/AIDS.

What You Get!

We’ve got some excellent perks that you receive for helping this amazing cause:

$1 - Free chapter download of Lead Without Followers
$5 - Custom postcard (handwritten from Dave while on his book tour) designed by acclaimed patterns designer, Jessica G. Swift
$10 - Mobile pack (download of all of the mobile editions of Lead Without Followers) + postcard
$15 - A custom video ( welcome / hello / special message ) recorded by Dave for your blog that will be shared with his community of online readers of over 9,000
$25 - Digital edition of Lead Without Followers + postcard

$65 - Softcover edition of Lead Without Followers (signed!) + Digital Edition + postcard
$100 - Digital edition + Signed Book + Limited Edition T-Shirt (while supplies last!)
$200 - Digital edition + Signed Book + 2-Hour Coaching Session with Dave ($400 value!)

$350 - Virtual Speech (via Skype) + 10 SIGNED softcover copies of Lead Without Followers!
$1000 - A guest speech anywhere in the United States - I’ll add your city to my book tour!
$1250 - Guest speech anywhere + 20 SIGNED softcover copies of Lead Without Followers!

Funds Breakdown

IndieGoGo fundraising goal                = Target $3500
IndieGoGo fundraising fee (4%)         = Around $140
One Girl educational scholarships     = More than $2500
Book tour (remaining funds)               = Less than $860

Official Tour Destinations

1. Washington D.C.

2. Atlanta, GA

3. Austin, TX 

4. Reno/Carson City, NV

5. Las Vegas, NV 

6. Long Beach, CA 

7. San Diego, CA  

8. Los Angeles, CA  

9. San Fransisco, CA

10. Sacramento, CA

11. Portland, OR  

12. Seattle, WA  

13. Vancouver, Canada 

14. Ann Arbor, MI

15. Toronto, Canada

16. New York, NY  

17. Providence, RI  

18. Boston, MA  


What is Lead Without Followers?

Lead Without Followers is a radical reinterpretation of what it means to be a leader. Set against a disturbing backdrop in our world, Lead Without Followers presents a unique solution to an escalating atmosphere of unbridled anger with our modern elected leaders; venomous partisan bickering in Washington D.C. and an uncharacteristic but prevalent pessimism shared by the American people.

Our world is at a crossroads. As cynicism and hatred become the modern political status quo, America’s ever-important place as the leader of the free world is falling into severe question.

Unlike any book before it, Lead Without Followers not only explores the cultural, social and political origins of today’s “Leadership Problem,” but cuts into the heart of the human source of today’s convoluted definition of what it means to be a leader.

Lead Without Followers invites readers to abandon the political sphere in order to embark upon a unique personal journey to discover an unconventional and profound form of “quiet” leadership that can be embodied by men and women in any walk of life.

The book lays out a step-by-step process for ordinary men and women to discover and harness a unique, highly-effective and influential form of quiet leadership. This philosophy reaches into the shared humanity of the reader to help him or her reconnect with leadership’s truest traits, such as positivity and hope, love, selfless giving, forgiveness, compassion and much more.

By becoming “leaders without followers,” readers free themselves from their disillusionments and regain a purer sense of what it really means to lead.

And, by the book’s end, the reader is invited to return to the political sphere and to reapply a newfound understanding and appreciation for genuine, earnest and authentic leadership to the important topic of who we elect into positions of power.

Who is Dave Ursillo?

Dave Ursillo is a former “politico” insider turned alternative leadership writer, author and speaker. The Rhode Island native teaches men and women how to become “leaders without followers” in any walk of life by discovering a personal and profound sense of inner leadership.

At 23, Ursillo abandoned his fast-track career path in public service amid a crisis of identity and while battling depression. Opting for the unemployment line during a 100-year recession, Ursillo has built an expansive digital platform through a growing social media presence and as an avid writer, helpful personality and determined world-changer.

Since its inception in 2009, DaveUrsillo.com has reached over 65,000 readers from 173 countries. In June 2011, Ursillo and his blog were also seen in a feature story on CBS Sunday Morning about the world of blogging.

Ursillo’s experiences from “his past life” span five governmental offices over six years from 2003 to 2009, including the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the Bush Administration in 2008 and as a “body man” to a state gubernatorial candidate in 2009.

Why One Girl?

The organization is not only a favorite charity of mine, but further, One Girl and co-founder Chantelle Baxter are featured in my book, Lead Without Followers, as a case study in Chapter 10 about "Making Giving Your Own."

Why a book tour?

I’m taking the inspired, empowering messages behind Lead Without Followers to share them with readers, face-to-face, for the first time. This alternative leadership philosophy is needed more today than ever before, and I'm excited to share it with people in person.

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