Mastering the Art of Good Governance
Proper governance matters
In large part, the implementation of proper governance in the not-for-profit sphere has been upsettingly recent and in many instances has been in reaction to high-profile charity scandals. Most associations have a somewhat disorganised origin; founded and operated for many years on an entirely voluntary basis. Because of this, the implantation of effective governance structures can present painful challenges and resistance. There are some easy Dos and Don'ts to help overcome these hurdles.
Know your roles
Board members need to know their duties. An initial briefing for candidates, followed by signing a volunteer agreement and a thorough onboarding process will do the trick.
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