The Complementary Model of Board Governance

 
9780973018356: The Complementary Model of Board Governance

Governance tactics and strategies that will give you a smooth-running, more successful, not-for-profit organization. Tom Abbott's book contains the essence of lessons and techniques he's learned from over two decades volunteering for, leading and consulting for NPOs. It is Tom's practical, how-to guide to making sure the work of your board, your volunteers and your staff all complement one another's work hence the title: The Complementary Model of Board Governance.

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Tom Abbott is an award-winning writer of books and articles on the not-for-profit sector. A Certified General Accountant and a Certified Association Executive, Tom is President of Association Management Consultants (AMC) Inc., a consulting firm that works exclusively with NPOs. For over 20 years, Tom has been active in associations as a volunteer, senior staff person and consultant. His consulting covers such areas as governance and organizational reviews; governance training; executive recruitment; developing volunteer orientation programs, and more. AMC has a proprietary review program, INPAC, which independently evaluates and reports on the strengths and weaknesses of all key areas of an organization's management and governance processes. Tom's magazine articles for the Canadian Society of Association Executives and the American Society of Association Executives include: Successful Committees Build Successful Not-For-Profits; It's Time for a Paradigm Shift in NPO Financial Management; Managing Board Risk; and How to Avoid Volunteer Mistakes and What To Do When They Happen. Tom has received the CSAE-BC Dalton N. Murphy, CAE Award for outstanding and sustained contributions to the association community.

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[Tom] reinforces the need and identifies the importance for the board and staff to work together to achieve the NPO's mission or core business goals. I found that the 10 operating features of the Complementary Model for directors and staff roles and responsibilities in organizations governance are ones I can definitely - and effectively - incorporate into my organization's process. This definitely should be a must read for all boards and staff (and not just the CEO). --Jack Wong, B.Comm., CMA, FCMA CEO, Real Estate Foundation of BC

From the CEO perspective, the Complementary Model is effective for a not-for-profit organization. The roles of the board and CEO are clear, the issue of codes of conduct for both parties is very comprehensive and facilitates a very interdependent relationship. --Bernadette Spence, BSW, MSW CEO, Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society

Governance is a system by which an organization is directed and controlled. To that end, as a member of a governance structure, you will have three key duties - a duty of care, a duty of loyalty, a duty of obedience. Tom Abbott, in his new book The Complementary Model of Board Governance, provides the reader with clear, concise and cooperative ways to achieve those duties and govern their not-for-profit organizations properly. It's that simple. Whether you are part of a charity, a trade association, a professional association, a college, or a common interest group, this book will guide your organization in operating more effectively and more efficiently. --Rick Lightheart, CAE, FCIS, CMA, FCMA VP, Operations, Certified Management Accountants Society of BC

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