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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

Coordinating Committee              
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

Planning

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


Board Training

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


Organizational Evaluation

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 


Planning

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
Literacy Northwest
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

Canoe FM
​Tollendale Village
Durham Region Child Care Forum

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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. 

Cover to book titled Tom Littlle's BIG Ideas for Non Profit Boards

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