You're Not Too Small For Corporate Governance...
So you’ve been elected to the board of your local community council…good for you! You are now about to take on the role of "Corporate Governance Advocate."
But have you given any serious thought to what this really means? Or are you still thinking you won some kind of popularity contest?
Are you aware that you are responsible for ensuring that the organisation not only achieve it goals but also observe good corporate governance?
Sitting on a Non-profit board is serious business. As a member of the board, you must work with your other board members to ensure the following:
1. Determine the organization's mission and purpose
2. Select the chief executive
3. Provide proper financial oversight
4. Ensure adequate resources
5. Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability
6. Ensure effective organizational planning
7. Recruit and orient new board members and assess board performance
8. Enhance the organization's public standing
9. Determine, monitor, and strengthen the organization's programs and services
10. Support the chief executive and assess his or her performance
These are serious responsibilities and for the most part there is little or no help for new and even existing board members.
So at ITDS, we have used our many years in the non-profit area to design a corporate governance workshop just for you.
This workshop is called the "Get On Board Workshop" and it is for the board member of small non-profit boards, especially those we call "new seats”.
As is our practice with other workshops, we can customize this one to suit your organization's need. However, we hope you’d want us to include the topics below:
- Characteristics of NFP
- Difference between NFP and FPO
- The road to good governance (TARn = Good Governance)
- Avoiding Founder’s Syndrone
- The NFP Organisational Chart
- 10 responsibilities of NFP Boards
- 11 individual responsibilities of NFP Board members
- 7 characteristics to look for in the NFP Board Members
- The Board information system
- Understanding and avoiding conflicts of interest
- Effective use of the budgeting process
- Fund-raising methods
- The “right” accounting system for your organization
- Providing financial oversights
So if you want help with bring your board up to speed, be sure to contact us fast!
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If you want us to help with your training, we want to do just that so go right ahead and contact us now.