Changes to the Lobbyists Registration Act in BC – May 4, 2020

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 …

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Introducing The Strategic Nonprofit Podcast – Meet the Team

Introducing The Strategic Nonprofit Podcast We want to proudly introduce you to The Strategic Nonprofit podcast, where we discuss all things related to Not-For-Profit Organizations. Join us for our monthly episodes, where expert guests join our hosts Tom Abbott and Trista McIver, to discuss all things NPO. Covering topics such as Board Governance, Strategic Planning, Recruitment & …

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Ways to Increase Association Membership

7 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 …

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Comparing 3 Nonprofit Board Governance Models – Traditional, Carver and Complementary

Comparing 3 Nonprofit Board Governance Models | Traditional, Carver and Complementary

Nonprofit Board Governance Models Have you ever wondered, “what are the fundamental differences between the Nonprofit Board Governance Models – Traditional, Policy (Carver) and Complementary Models of Board Governance?”. Below we have broken down the differences for you in the comprehensive chart. Also Read: 6 Tips for Dealing With an Indecisive Board What is Governance? …

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2019 Governance Trends from the CSAE Conference

At the recent CSAE Conference 2019 in Vancouver, Canada, I spoke on The Complementary Model of Board Governance and polled the room of over 20 Executive Directors on insights into their associations. Here are the results which give us a peek into 2019 Board Governance trends from a small group of associations across Canada. Share …

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Beyond Carver: The Complementary Model of Board Governance

Beyond Carver: The Complementary Model of Board Governance

The association community owes a great deal of gratitude to Dr. John Carver. The fundamental governance/management principle, “The board sets policy, and the staff implements policy,” has been recognized for over fifty years. Yet it is largely because of Carver’s work that the term “governance” has been added to modern association management’s lexicont and that …

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[Video] Elements of Strategic Planning: What To Do After a Strategic Planning Session

After the strategic planning session is done, the real work begins. The next step after a strategic planning session is exploring the feasibility that didn’t happen at the planning session. The team are now tasked with the feasibility study. How does this work? What do we need to do? What resources are required? Often each …

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