“Good governance involves putting in place systems and processes to ensure that your charity achieves its charitable objectives with integrity and is managed in an effective, efficient, accountable and transparent way.”(Irish Charities Regulator Charities Governance C ode)
The board of a non-profit or charitable organisation plays a fundamental role in combining oversight of the organisation’s operations, finances, internal control and risk management while also supporting the executive team in achieving the organisation’s objectives.
As governance legislation, regulatory standards and codes have strengthened considerably in Ireland, the UK and internationally, scrutiny on non-profit and charity boards to excel as effective high-performance board teams has never been stronger.
In an era of increasing challenge and complexity for non-profit and charity sectors, a highly effective board makes a significant contribution to the success of the organisation beyond its statutory requirements and is a powerful source of added value for all stakeholders, funders, executives and board members / trustees.
Progressive non-profit and charity boards are increasingly acknowledging and reflecting on their current structures, membership, dynamics, strengths and weaknesses and identifying opportunities to improve their functioning and performance.
We have developed a unique programme for non-profit and charity boards which provides a range of highly practical supports and services to enable boards and their members / trustees excel in the areas of effectiveness, performance and corporate governance. Our programme is aligned with Irish and UK non-profit and charity governance codes as well as integrating internationally recognised best practices for these boards.
We provide a full range of high-quality board support services to non-profit and charitable organisations and board members / trustees, including:
- external board evaluations;
- board member skills and governance training
- chair, director and company secretary mentoring;
- independent mediation on internal board disputes and challenges;
- other board support and guidance services customised to client requirements.