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AMC NPO Solutions have been proudly serving the Canadian nonprofit community since 1987 by helping organizations achieve their goals in governance, by-laws and strategic planning. Start increasing your organization’s effectiveness today in the safe hands of AMC’s governance and strategic planning specialists. Gain the invaluable training your organization needs through in-person sessions, virtual instructor-led training or our easy-to-access e-learning platform: NPO Academy.

Leadership Succession Planning for Not-for-Profits

Succession Planning For Nonprofit Leadership: A Brief Guide

One of the primary responsibilities of boards is choosing successors for the organization’s senior leadership. In other words – succession planning for nonprofit leadership. This task is crucial because changes in these positions inevitably disrupt organizational performance. So how can directors ensure that their board’s approach to succession is practical and ultimately effective? The following …

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Nonprofit Financial Management: It’s Time for a Paradigm Shift

Few would deny that we have gone through a tumultuous period with the economy. There is no consensus as to how long the turbulence will continue—certainly for months, perhaps for years, depending upon which analyst you are listening to. However, most of us would agree that economic times are difficult right now, for our NPO, …

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Reinvesting In A Sustainable Nonprofit Organization with Arbazz Nizami

In this episode of the Strategic Nonprofit Podcast, host Trista McIver sits down with Arbazz Nizami, an award-winning higher education marketer, social entrepreneur, and doctoral student, to discuss the importance of reinvesting in a sustainable nonprofit organization. It was planting small seeds, and those seeds eventually started growing, and we were able to build this …

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An Overview of Nonprofit Compensation Trends

Are you struggling to find a benchmark for your employees’ and executive directors’ compensation plans? If so, this short article examing our 2014 Compensation and Operations Report that identifies nonprofit compensation trends is for you.  How Not-For-Profit Associations Are Setting Salaries in British Columbia Based on our 2014 Compensation and Operations Report, the NPO salary setting process’s …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Process

Given the steady change in volunteer directors, periodic nonprofit strategic planning sessions are even more important for volunteer associations than for profit-seeking corporations. And yet, until recently, few associations have taken the time to conduct this serious planning exercise. How should they be arranged, who should be involved, and what should be covered? Read on for our …

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Helping Committees Do Good Work: 12 Great Tips

12 Nonprofit Board Committees Best Practices: Helping Committees Do Good Work

Many NPOs have difficulty relying on their board committees to function well. Too often, committees fail to accomplish their goals because they have little or no training to work together, cooperatively and effectively. Leaving unanswered questions such as: How should committees be structured? How should the committee meetings be managed? And how can committees work …

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Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Nonprofit CEOs

The challenges of nonprofit leadership require a particular skillset. For instance, imagine working in an organization where you are responsible for overall administration and performance but not setting the organization’s strategic plan and significant goals. Furthermore, imagine working in an organization where a vast majority of your workers are not paid any remuneration. Meaning that …

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10 Best Practices For Nonprofit Membership Retention

Annually, Canadians give $14 billion to registered nonprofit organizations. For this reason, members are naturally one of the vital keys to success if you’re looking to sustain and grow your association. However, the problem is that many nonprofits make the mistake of prioritizing finding new members instead of ensuring their existing ones are happy. So …

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To Obtain the Best Possible Performance, Read This Nonprofit Board Policy Manual Carefully and Thoroughly

That counsel was printed on the cover of the booklet that sat atop a stereo system that I recently purchased. “To obtain the best possible performance read the manual – ‘carefully and thoroughly.” Read the manual – an unfamiliar concept to most of us when we purchase new equipment – even more alien when it …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Process

One of the most significant differences between for-profit and not-for-profit organizations is in how they gauge organizational achievement. In for-profit organizations, success is often measured by the organization’s stakeholders simply by looking at the “profit” generated by the organization. For publicly-traded companies, success is frequently tied to the share price of the organization’s stock. It …

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