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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:
Lake Ridge Community Support Services
Multi-Service Centre, Tillsonburg
Community Living Association for South Simcoe
Community Living Central Huron
Chatham-Kent Family Health Team
Campbell Communities Ontario
Legal Information and Resource Network
Elmira District Community Living
Literacy Network Northeast
York Region Violence Against Women
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
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 plus 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).
Community Living Trent Highlands (2)
New Visions Toronto
Willowdale Community Legal Services
Camphill Foundation Canada
E3 Community Services
Autism Home Base Durham
Centennial College School of Transportation - Part Time Studies
Kenora Association for Community Living
Durham Region Child Care Forum
CONTENTS OF OUR MOST RECENT BIG IDEAS NEWSLETTER
Shelter From The Storm
It’s a big, depressing world. Tom suggests finding solace in the work of non-profits.
More Resources for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Building on resources suggested earlier, Tom points you to the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion for more freebies.
Bad At Managing Change? It Will Cost You!
In this Blast from the Past, Tom outlines the lessons learned when one non-profit leader tried to implement change.
Summer Break Reminder
As in previous years, your BIG Ideas newsletter was all tired out, drained from providing you the best in leading-edge non-profit commentary. It needed a couple of months, or so it said, to re-energize. We were sceptical, knowing that many ideas described on its pages came to it free gratis from the BIG Ideas readers who thought them up in the first place, but we were willing to give BIG Ideas the benefit of the doubt. Its needs were modest: a lift to an undisclosed Muskoka waterfront estate (although the name Marty Short kept being dropped), a stop for a Weber’s burger along the way, and sunscreen to prevent its ink from fading. But here's the rub: since then, the BIG Ideas newsletter has gone silent. So now we are waiting with bated breath to see if it shows up after Labour Day. We will keep you posted. In the interim, to read the most recent edition of BIG Ideas, click here.
BETTER BOARDS. BETTER MANAGEMENT. BETTER COMMUNITIES.
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 committed staff. We want them 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 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