NPO Board Governance is full of valuable resources, tools and guidance about common not-for-profit governance challenges.
At AMC, we understand that an efficient board starts with implementing an effective governance model. For this reason, we help non-profit boards navigate governance and management with the sole aim of having a constant focus on their organization’s mission.
The Complementary Model of Board Governance
Our late founder, Tom Abbott Sr., B.Comm., CGA, CAE started the company in 1987 and was the Complementary Model of Board Governance architect. He was awarded the Dalton N. Murphy, CAE Award by the BC Chapter of the Canadian Society of Association Executives.
The award was granted to him “in recognition of both outstanding and sustained contributions to the association community.”
Moreover, the Complementary Model of Board Governance is a commonly used governance model across Canada. However, many volunteers and staff have difficulty accepting a policy-based approach to governing and managing their not-for-profit association.
Some boards feel they will become disconnected from their organization because of the model’s emphasis on their role in policy development.
At the same time, volunteers are increasingly demanding more meaningful roles in their not-for-profit organization (NPO) – whether the NPO is a charity, professional, trade or commercial association.
The Complementary Model allows governors to participate in their NPO without becoming “managers.” Instead, it will enable volunteers to reconnect with their organization and remain “governors.” In other words, it allows them to participate as well as govern.
AMC NPO Solutions
AMC NPO Solutions specializes in providing governance training, by-law reviews and strategic planning services to not-for-profit organizations across Canada.
Since 1987, AMC has assisted over 450 local, provincial, national and international organizations in strategic planning and board governance training, meeting facilitation and organizational effectiveness reviews.