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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 […]

Board Management Software – Streamline and Digitize Tasks with these Essential NPO Solutions

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 […]

How the ED and Board of REIBC Work Complementarily - The Strategic Nonprofit Podcast

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 […]

Introducing The Strategic Nonprofit Podcast -The Strategic Nonprofit podcast

Introducing The Strategic Nonprofit podcast where we discuss all things related to Not-For-Profit Organizations. In our monthly episodes we cover everything from Board Governance, strategic planning, recruitment and retention of staff and volunteers, increasing membership, fundraising, advocacy issues, conflict of interest guidelines, board-staff relations, how to take effective minutes, how to run productive meetings, board […]

Consensus Decision Making for boards of not-for-profits

Reaching decisions as a non-profit board comes in a variety of formats. A majority vote is a popular choice when a decision needs to be expedited. This method, however, does not always reveal the best solution for the board or the organization and can cause frustration among members. Ranking, scoring, and multiple voting rounds are […]

Ways to Increase Association Membership

Recruiting new members and keeping existing members has been an ongoing struggle for many associations for some time now. Add to it the current situation and many associations are suffering.  If you need help keeping and recruiting members of your not-for-profit association, I hope these 7 quick tips will help. Also Read: Beyond Carver: The […]

There’s nothing like a quick tip in the form of a strategic planning quote image to put a bit of a pep in your step. Here are our favourite strategic planning quotes. A teeny bit of strategy but a whole lot of execution and a whole lot of implementation. Think about that 50, 25 and 10. […]

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Here’s an infographic on how to handle possible conflict of interest at your organization. We call it the 4Rs of Handling Conflict of Interest. A meeting can be the most effective way of unleashing the creative energy, the imagination, and the hands on ability of volunteers and staff. Or a meeting can be the most […]