Good Governance for NFPs

The Australian Institute of Company Directors have produced a fabulous report that is great as a resource for small charities to help them build better Boards.

The Good Governance Principles and Guidance for NFPs is designed to facilitate conversations and activities non-profit organisations undertake to achieve good governance. It focuses on ten key principals including Roles and Responsibilities; Board Composition; Purpose and Strategy; Organisational Performance; Board Effectiveness; Integrity and Accountability; Organisation Building; Culture and Ethics and Engagement.

One suggested way for organisations to use the guide is to focus on each of the ten principles one board meeting at a time.  Alternatively, you could just focus on the particular section that you might be having challenges with.

There is a ‘Questions for Consideration’ section in the book that enables Boards to consider the governance needs for their own organisations.

Download today.

Recruiting a Great Board

Board members are integral to every successful charity. Well, actually, let me rephrase that… Great board members are integral to every successful charity.

A recent webinar managed by magazine, Non Profit Quarterly, was held on this topic in the US last month.

Two governance experts, Vernetta Walker (from BoardSource) and Anasuya Sengupta (who is on the Board of NFP Quarterly), delivered the webinar and provide some fabulous insights into recruiting great board members.

The one hour webinar also has accompanying downloadable slides promises to guide you through the steps to ‘vastly enrich and improve your governance while minimizing the possibility of bringing non-functional or negative forces into your board room’.

View the webinar at the Non Profit Quarterly online.