NPO Operations

At AMC, we understand that building a sustainable profit doesn’t happen overnight. For this reason, NPO Operations is full of valuable resources spanning several critical aspects of running a nonprofit organization. 

Some topics we cover are Succession PlanningNonprofit Financial ManagementNonprofit Membership RetentionHow To Update Your Nonprofit’s Code Of Ethics and Nonprofit Website Accessibility

AMC NPO Solutions

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.”

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.

7 Tips For Writing A Compelling Fundraising Grant Proposal

Fundraising is the holy grail for many nonprofit organizations; without it, many aren’t able to survive, thrive or further their cause. Unfortunately, having only one fixed source of funding leaves many organizations vulnerable, which is why a commonly asked question is “how can my organization expand our grant program past core funders?” The answer lies in writing …

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How To Take Board Meeting Minutes: The Nonprofit Guide

Well prepared board meeting minutes are an important part of every board meeting. Minutes are an official record of actions the board or committee took at a meeting, so it’s important to get them right. However, despite their importance, many organizations continue to create less than stellar records of their board meetings by recording irrelevant …

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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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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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Nonprofit Website Accessibility Advice, Guidelines & Best Practices

Nonprofit Organizations need to optimize their website accessibility to better connect with their community, but more critically, it’s now a legal requirement for many companies and organizations depending on the size of the nonprofit, location and if the website is new or being significantly updated. However, we understand that if you’re new to understanding website …

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Good Financial Management Practices for Conquering 2021 with Thomas Kriens

Nonprofit Financial Management Practices for Conquering 2021 with Thomas Kriens

In this episode of the Strategic Nonprofit podcast, Trista McIver sits down with Thomas Kriens to discuss nonprofit financial management best practices to help them thrive in 2021 and beyond. Healthy organizations apply good financial management practices that ensure stability, flexibility and safety so that they can continue to positively impact the communities and individuals …

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How To Update Your Nonprofit’s Code Of Ethics

Is your current code of ethics still relevant during these unprecedented times? Your nonprofit’s code of ethics is a set of principles (e.g. values statement) that affects decision making. This is similar to, but different from, your code of conduct, which governs specific actions. Together, both codes play an important role in setting the ethical …

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Mindfully Accommodating People With Disabilities At Meetings and Events

Accommodating People With Disabilities At Meetings and Events

Ensuring your attendees are comfortable, included, and cared for regardless of their needs is your priority and primary responsibility as a leader. Considering accommodations for those with needs must be at the forefront of every planning process for every meeting, which is why we’ve compiled a guide of best practices for you to apply across …

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12 Must Read Nonprofit Governance Books

Good governance practices are critical for the continued growth, prosperity, and management of Not-For-Profit Organizations. This is why we’ve specially curated a comprehensive guide of Nonprofit Governance Books. Regardless of whether you consider yourself a newbie or seasoned Non-Profit Professional, we’ve provided suggestions for everyone on every level. Happy reading and happy governance!  Must-Read Nonprofit …

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