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.

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 […]

Role Of The Board Chair At Meeting from TomTJAbbott, CSP The Board Chair plays a very important role at meetings, here’s everything the Chair is responsible for. Prepare The Agenda Confirm That The Meeting Is Properly Called And Constituted Call The Meeting To Order Call For Approval Of The Agenda And Any Changes Conduct The […]

Does this sound familiar to anyone? Having awesome board members who are passionate about the organization, but lack the training needed to govern? Had a great chat with my friend Ken Bell about the challenges faced by enthusiastic board members who have to transition to governing their church/association or other nonprofit. This is a common […]

Running a non-profit is hard enough, why make managing your board more difficult than it needs to be? When you use board management software, you can easily eliminate many of the time-wasting management tasks which prevent board members from concentrating on providing effective leadership. Also Read: Membership Management Software Board management software assists board members […]

In this episode of The Strategic Nonprofit Podcast, we have Brenda Southam, the Executive Director of Realestate Institute of British Columbia (REIBC) to talk about what good governance looks like. Brenda is not only the ED of REIBC, she also delivers governance training and facilitates strategic planning sessions for us at AMC NPO Solutions. In […]

On May 4, 2020, the current Lobbyists Registration Act will be changing to the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA). Under the new legislation, not-for-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to represent the interests of their members will now have to register any and all lobbying related to their members’ interests. In addition, the elimination of the threshold for lobbying […]