THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER

Non-profit fraud: Canadian-style
With so much being said about COVID 19, I thought I would lighten up your BIG Ideas newsletter content. How about a study on non-profit fraud in Canada? That should cheer you up!


Also in this edition:

Emails in the key of COVID
Tangy, Casper and Leia: Solving the staffing problem in long-term care
Adapt or fade to black: Technology and help lines for kids


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2019 GOLD C PLANNERS

​​​​​2019 saw more organizations join the exclusive GOLD C Planners Club.


A GOLD C organization is one that believes that great services start with great planning, and great planning starts with involving the organization's stakeholders in the planning process. And of course involving stakeholders starts with using CMCS Consulting Services, hence the "C".


​Congratulations to these non profit organizations for their strategic planning efforts:

​​Toronto Island Residential Community Trust

Canoe FM

Autism Home Base Durham

​Community Living Trent Highlands

York Region Centre for Community Safety​

Community Living Dryden-Sioux Lookout













​For more information on how to add your organization to this auspicious strategic planning list, ​Contact Us

BETTER BOARDS. BETTER MANAGEMENT. BETTER COMMUNITIES. 

WHAT OUR NON PROFIT CLIENTS SAY

​​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 

COVID 19

We all know the profound effect that COVID 19 is having on our lives. Suffice to say my colleague Nancy Collins and I have our fingers crossed for everyone in Canada and around the world. We especially commend those whose jobs put them at risk. To our clients, we look forward to being able to travel once again and support the important work you do. In the interim, be assured that we will continue to work on any of your assignments that can be completed at a distance.  

Last Week's Newsletter

Interested in last week's newsletter? Its topics included:

The Proof is in the Pandemic (The Story)
COVID 19 Means Acting Without a Script (Emails)
Albert Camus Speaks to our Times (TomBits) 
Do You Have to be One to be One? (Blast from the Past)


​Download last week's newsletter here:


Elmira District Community Living non profit board members are all smiles showing off the certificate recognizing their latest Strategic Plan. 

WELCOME TO CMCS CONSULTING SERVICES & TOM LITTLE'S BIG IDEAS

At CMCS, we believe in non profits. We know they make our communities better. We admire their volunteer Boards and their committed staff. We want them all to be great. So our vision is well run non profits and our mission is to provide them with the best products and services available. ​

See About Us for more information.  
For a copy of our 4 page portfolio, click here​ 

​​​​​Non profits make our world better...we make non profits better


TOM'S BOOK FOR NON PROFIT BOARDS

Looking for a great resource for your Board of Directors? Get Tom's Book for Boards. 190 pages of practical information. Organized in an easy-to-read format. Just $40 plus HST and shipping. To order go to Resources Including Free Stuff

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