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.

Here’s an infographic on how to handle possible conflict of interest at your organization. We call it the 4Rs of Handling Conflict of Interest. Reveal Promptly declare to the board of directors any conflict of interest and ask that such declaration be recorded in the minutes. Recuse Refrain from all discussion of, and voting on, […]

Your excitement is palpable. After months, years of appealing to them, your indecisive board has finally agreed to participate in a strategic planning session. Your organization will finally benefit from strategy and forward momentum, a plan will be in place and yesterday’s struggles will be long forgotten. At least, that is the hope. Strategic planning […]

Your organization benefits greatly from the swift, conclusive decisions of your board. They create policy, clarify direction, and ultimately establish the foundation for forward movement within the organization. But what happens when the board stalls in their decision-making role? How can you help your indecisive board get back on track? Also read: Emphasizing the Objective […]

Helping to run a successful Non-Profit Organization (NPO) is difficult during the best of times but when there are conflicts among board members, especially when these problems involve high-ranking board members, those who have been members of the board for many years, or individuals who are prominent in the community, things can go south exceptionally […]