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.

Increase Membership Renewal Rates with Telemarketing

Nonprofit Membership Renewal: Using Telemarketing to Increase Membership

Fundraising is the lifeblood of most nonprofit organizations. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to have an impact on the problem we see. Or serve the communities that need us most. Yet, while the world has spun on its axis to accommodate virtual interactions, email marketing just isn’t cutting it when it comes to conversion …

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Nonprofit Board Recruitment: How To Find Successful Board Members

Knowing your mission, vision and values is key to success. But so is finding and hiring knowledgeable, effective and passionate board members who are ready to work together. Yet, making sure you always have great board member candidates in the pipeline requires effort, thought and a nonprofit board recruitment process. Easily review the factors you …

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How To Write A Business Continuity Plan For Nonprofits (+ Free Template)

2020 was a perfect example of the phrase “Anything can happen at any time.” From a global pandemic to destructive wildfires and even cyberattacks. Businesses now need to protect their operations more than ever. The best way to do this is to learn how to write a business continuity plan for nonprofits; luckily, we’ve created …

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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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Guide To Creating Your Nonprofit Organization Bylaws

A Simple Guide To Creating Your Nonprofit Organization Bylaws

Nonprofit organizations should spend their passion, time and creative energy on working hard to strengthen and enrich our communities. Not wasting time trying to answer questions like “how do we remove a board member?”, “how often shall we meet as a board?” or even, “who’s responsibility is this?” That’s why we’ve created a simple guide …

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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. Yet, despite their importance, many organizations continue to create less than stellar records. Usually by recording irrelevant statements, missing important decisions …

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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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how to retain members of your association

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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