NPO Operations

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While every board member plays an important role in the governance of an organisation, the chair holds the greatest influence over the focus and culture of the board’s activities. Therefore, it is vital that boards take great care in appointing their chairs. When discussing the role of the chair for your organisation, there are several […]

board fundraising for not-for-profits

There is increasing pressure on not-for-profits to ensure that fundraising practices are effective and proper. If you’re considering reviewing your fundraising practices, here are seven important tips to guide you. 1. Make Sure Your Targets are Realistic Unrealistic targets create pressure and can lead to questionable fundraising practices. It’s important that targets set by management, […]

One of the primary responsibilities of boards is choosing successors for the organisation’s senior leadership. This task is especially important because changes in these positions inevitably disrupt corporate performance. So how can directors ensure that their board’s approach to succession is effective? The following is a framework that aligns with established research and best-practice processes […]

5 key to success strategic planning

If you follow AMC on Facebook, you know I did a Facebook Live video on Strategic Planning for NPOs the other week. I love doing these as it gives viewers to opportunity to ask me questions live. Hope you’ll join my next one. Incase you missed it, you can watch the full video above and […]

How to retain members of your association

Members are one of the keys to the success of your organization. You need your members’ support to accomplish your goals. While it’s important to recruit new members, it’s just as critical, if not more so, to retain your existing members. Here are some of the best ways to do this. Recognize Members Members are […]

How to attract volunteers to your not for profit organization

Volunteers are a vital resource for nonprofits: they help the organization save money, meet its mission, and increase its contact with the community and new donors. In terms of public policy, they can also do things your staff can’t, such as endorse your organization to public officials and in editorial pages. There are many ways […]

Not-for-profit virtual meetings software

With board members of many not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) being geographically dispersed or out of town during a meeting and the increase of readily available online meeting software, the virtual board meeting is becoming more common. In our 2014 Compensation and Operations Survey, we asked NPOs to share if they are conducting virtual meetings, and if […]