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When Governance Breaks!

The Problem Over a career of almost 30 years in the Not for Profit (NFP) sector working with Schools, Churches and charities of all shapes and sizes, there have been dozens of cases where we have seen organisations “crash and burn” in their governance.  Just a few examples of the kinds of failures include: The [...]

November 7th, 2019|Community Governance|

Building your Board

April 6th, 2017|Community Governance|

Global Christian Schools Leadership Summit – Community Governance

GCSLS Community Governance Workshop

January 26th, 2017|Community Governance, Conference downloads|

ICEC Asia 2016 – Best Practice Board Operations

ICEC Workshop - Best Practice Board Operations

November 19th, 2016|Community Governance, Conference downloads|

ICEC Asia 2016 – Community Governance

ICEC Workshop - Community Governance

November 19th, 2016|Community Governance, Conference downloads|

BOSTES Accredited Training for School Boards

For Non Government Schools in NSW, don’t forget that it is now mandatory as part of your registration as a school, that responsible persons need to do 12 hours of accredited training every 3 years for each responsible person (usually board members and senior executive staff). So that means you need to make sure your [...]

March 18th, 2016|Community Governance|

Governance Corner – Group Discernment

Sometimes making a decision as a Board can be straight forward, sometimes it can be tough, other times it can be choosing between 2 equally good or bad options that a decision needs to be made on. This is where Group Discernment can play an important role. Most of our clients operate from a Christian [...]

November 19th, 2015|Community Governance|

Governance – Role of the Chair

It is easy to underestimate the importance of the role of the Board Chair beyond simply making sure that the Board sticks to the agenda. So much of the work of the Chair happens outside the meeting itself – working with Board Members, linking with the  CEO on a regular basis, framing the agenda plus [...]

August 30th, 2015|Community Governance|

7 strategies for more productive non-profit board meetings

In a recent article by Joe Garecht from seven strategies are offered to make board meetings more productive and successful: 1.Start with your Mission 2.Have an Agenda 3.Send a pre-meeting packet (put it in your online portal) 4.Start and end meetings on time 5.Make board meetings about decisions, not updates 6.Don’t let one or [...]

February 27th, 2015|Community Governance|

Dysfunctional Board Hamper Fundraising Efforts

Disorganised and non-productive boards hamper growth, curb fundraising efforts and lead to frustration and confusion among board members and staff alike. It is, however, possible to keep your members engaged and focussed and run board meetings that are enjoyable and efficient - take it into the Cloud! Most people that join a Not for Profit [...]

February 27th, 2015|Community Governance|