All posts by: Tom (TJ) Abbott

About Tom (TJ) Abbott

Tom (TJ) Abbott, CSP is the Managing Director of AMC NPO Solutions and an authority on Governance. He has over 25 years experience as CEO, President and board director of several not-for-profit organizations. Tom has also spoken in over 20 countries.

With the Complementary Model of Board Governance, we see the roles and responsibilities of staff being very different from the roles and responsibilities of the volunteer directors. In most smaller organizations, Volunteer Directors want to get involved, they want to be part of the Association so they volunteer to serve on the Board and what […]

5 Ways To Look Your Best On Video Call from TomTJAbbott, CSP It’s the little things that will make you look so much more professional on your next video call. Good Sound The mic on your headphones or Airbuds work great. Adequate Lighting Place a table lamp on your desk to light your face or […]

We’ve been delivering a lot of virtual governance training and virtually facilitating strategic planning sessions lately. Come have a behind the scenes look at Tom Abbott’s virtual studio set up to see how we give our customers the best virtual experience. You’ll see right in front of me is my screen, a huge screen so […]

In this episode we are joined with Joanna Barclay, an authority on change management, leadership development and organizational development, who has over 20 years experience working as a volunteer leader with several not-for-profit organizations and has been certified by the Barrett Values Centre and International Association of Facilitators. We going to discuss the key elements […]

I sat down (virtually) with a friend of mine, Charlotte Kemp to talk about what NPOs need to be doing right now to not just survive but thrive in the current environment, for her nonprofit focused podcast. In this snippet I talk about the impact of COVID on NPOs and the 1st thing many associations […]

In this episode, Trista chats with Shelley Milstein, Manager of Philanthropy at Spinal Cord Injury BC about how she raises funds for her organisation including 1 event that started at 15k but now brings in 100k in fundraising each year. Other topics covered include: the most challenging aspect of fundraising how Covid-19 is affecting fundraising […]