Experience is Everything

Since forming CMCS Consulting Services with Tom in 2001, Nancy’s priorities have been strategic and operational planning, Board training and creating custom resources. 

In her spare time Nancy is also a goalie, playing in women's hockey leagues in Durham Region east of Toronto. When summer comes, it's slo-pitch time. A fan of the Maple Leafs all her life, their recent resurgence means she no longer asks for forgiveness. Although she does think a playoff win would be nice.


Nancy Collins 

Nancy has been in the non-profit field for over 20 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University then worked in the private sector.

Joining Tom at the Centre for Management of Community Services in 1995, Nancy focused on research, publications and developing resources. 

​​A​t CMCS Consulting Services we understand that non-profits make our communities better. So our vision is well-run non-profits.

But non-profits are surprisingly complex. And they lack resources.

So our mission is to provide leading edge products and services that help non-profits do the best job possible. 

Whatever your challenge, and whether you're an Executive Director, a Board Member, or part of an umbrella group, CMCS can help. 

CMCS is also the home of Tom Little's BIG Ideas. Tom's BIG Ideas are key resources for anyone working in the field. 

Tom shares his BIG ideas in his free weekly newsletter, in free booklets, and in his full-length book for volunteer boards.    

Leading-edge products to help you do the best job possible, thereby making your communities better... that's CMCS. 


Tom Little ​

Tom Little is experience personified. He has been President of CMCS Consulting Services since 2001, working alongside his colleague Nancy Collins.

He facilitates planning, provides training, writes books, publishes a newsletter and provides radio commentary on topics of interest to non-profit organizations.

Tom has spent his career working for, and with, non-profit organizations. That exposure, first as an executive director and then consultant, has given him many insights into how they operate. Tom is the author of Tom Little’s BIG Ideas for Non-Profit Boards, a how-to resource of unique ideas for Boards of Directors. 

Away from work, Tom bikes and heads to the gym (at least, he did before COVID and hopes to again). In his younger days, Tom whiled away the hours playing goal, and was lucky enough to be part of 3 national champion hockey teams while attending the University of Toronto.

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