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At CMCS, we believe in non profits. We know you make our communities better. We admire your volunteer Boards and your committed staff. We want you all to be great. So our vision is well run non profits and our mission is to provide you with the best services (and products) available. See About Us for more information. For a copy of our 4 page portfolio, contact us.
Tom's BIG IDEAS newsletter keeps you informed of the latest issues and ideas impacting the non-profit world. You can stay ahead of your colleagues for free, just by subscribing. Topics covered in the most recent edition include:
For Every Ending There’s a Beginning
Saying goodbye to COVID means entrenching hybrid working arrangements, at least for some non-profit employees. Tom discusses the implications.
Board’s Duty of Care
Boards of Directors are required by law to exercise care, diligence and skill. Tom provides a cornerstone tool.
In Spring, Retirement Fills the Air
News from two readers with long connections to BIG Ideas that their careers as senior executives are coming to an end.
Committees can be the Lifeblood of an Organization
Some non-profits rely on committees for a lot of the heavy lifting. Tom explains how to ensure they are effective, in this Blast from the Past.
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BETTER BOARDS. BETTER MANAGEMENT. BETTER COMMUNITIES.
TESTIMONIALS: WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
On behalf the Board of Directors, we would like to thank you very much for facilitating the work of creating a new strategic plan for our network. It was a pleasure to work with you and everything flowed smoothly. It is great to have this project complete! I hope we will get the opportunity to work together again in the future.
Rita Delaurier, Executive Director, Literacy Network Northeast
Thank you so much! Looking forward to the notes and your presentation was very well received! Lots of growth happening with the board and you helped steer more of that in the right direction. Really enjoy working with you and will keep you in mind for my other boards.
Natasha Cosulich Vemb, Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington
Thank you again to you and Nancy for all the work, dedication and effort put into this Operations Review. We made the right choice in hiring you to do this project and on behalf of the board of directors, I express our deep gratitude.
Roz Werner-Arce, Board Chair, Durham Youth Services
Our strat plan is moving along better than I could have imagined. I chair the group of around 20 Board and staff who have been meeting monthly for the past 6 months and plan to continue through the fall. Great enthusiasm from all involved and much is being accomplished already, particularly on renewed focus on our Mission and Vision. And thanks again for getting us off on the right foot!
Frank Moore, Board Chair, Community Living Central Huron
YES, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
COVID has changed our world, but not what we do at CMCS. We continue to help you make your non-profit better. In spite of COVID, over the past two years we have assisted organizations with their strategic plans, with their bylaws and with their policies on governance and operations. We have even provided training to not just one but many Boards of Directors. So everything is possible, even if we seem a little distant (LOL).
New Visions Toronto
Willowdale Community Legal Services
Camphill Foundation Canada
E3 Community Services
Autism Home Base Durham
Centennial College School of Transportation
Kenora Association for Community Living
Durham Region Child Care Forum
Non Profit Boards and Non Profit Staff Make Our World Better.....
We Make Non Profits Better
RECENT GOLD C PLANNERS
Since the start of 2018, the following organizations have earned the coveted Gold C designation for strategic planning, awarded by CMCS:
Community Living Association for South Simcoe
Community Living Central Huron
Chatham-Kent Family Health Team
Camphill Communities Ontario
Legal Information and Resource Network
Elmira District Community Living
Literacy Network Northeast
Community Living Trent Highlands
York Region Centre for Community Safety
Community Living Dryden-Sioux Lookout
Toronto Island Residential Community Trust
Durham Region Child Care Forum
York Region Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee
For more information on how to add your organization to this auspicious strategic planning list, see the next page or Contact Us
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