Tom is a professional
accountant (CGA), a Certified Association Executive (CAE), an
international consultant and an author. He is a member of both the American Society of
Association Executives and the Canadian Society of Association Executives and has
been involved in association management as a volunteer, a senior staff
person and a consultant for over two decades. He is also a member of the
Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and a regular presenter at
conferences and meetings.
Tom Abbott’s second book on NPO governance - The Complementary Model of Board Governance
Each year, across the cities, towns, and smaller communities of North America (and indeed elsewhere worldwide),
millions of individuals regularly volunteer their time for the activities of not-for-profit and charitable
organizations (NPOs). About 46% of the population aged 15 and over volunteer – it is part of our culture.
With so many people engaged as volunteers and a large number of them specifically as volunteer directors,
how can so many of them get it wrong?
Tom's second book, The Complementary Model of Board Governance describes a rational, comprehensive and
successful approach to governing your NPO. It strengthens the Board/CEO partnership and lets the directors again enjoy
their volunteer experience. The book includes many examples and templates of evaluation forms, committee terms
of reference, codes of conduct, and much more. You can read excerpts from the book and reviewers' comments and purchase
a copy of the book by going to tab AMC Shop in the Menu Bar at the top of this page.
The book is now available - order and pay on-line at the AMC Shop.
Best Selling Book on Governance - A Practical Guide To Governing Your Volunteer Organization, written by
international consultant, speaker and author Tom Abbott, BCom, CGA, CAE describes
the fundamentals of managing and governing your NPO. It includes a comprehensive, yet
concise, comparison of the Carver and Complementary Governance Models Click Here to read about and order the book.
The December 31, 2012 Compensation and Operations Report will be available in February 2013.
The Report presents compensation data for BC's not-for-profit sector presented by type of association,
location, size of budget and number of staff. High, low, mean and median data is provided. The 2012 Report
will also contain information about the remuneration of the senior financial officer position and senior fundraiser position.
The Report will again present some non-compensation data such as the number of Directors on the Board,
of their meetings, stipends paid to directors (high, low, average and median data), the percentage of the organization's
total budget allocated to wages and benefits, and much more! If you have not responded yet, there is stll time. The deadline for your input is January 18, 2013.
Click here for more details about the survey. Details
WEBINAR-ON-DEMAND Launched - Our seminar "The Complementary Model of Board Governance" is available as a Webinar-on-demand in streaming video online. Details...
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