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Governance and Leadership

We have produced a number of useful resources to support your good governance & leadership

Governance is the term used to describe the role (trustee, director) of the individuals who collectively: 

  • determine the long-term direction of the organisation 
  • comply with legal requirements
  • are accountable to those with an interest in the organisation i.e. it’s stakeholders 

 

It is at the heart of every effective organisation, whether you call them trustees, management committee members or board members, need to have support and access to information to make the right decisions for the organisation. 

Related to good governance is good leadership, and this applies not only to the board of an organisation but also to the chief executive and senior managers who all have to make important decisions and manage change to create the best outcomes for beneficiaries. 

We have produced a number of useful resources to support your good governance & leadership: 

External Resources

The resources provide additional information on governance and leadership.

Our Governance and Leadership resources

We've produced number of useful resources to support your good governance & leadership.

Policies and Procedures Guide and Checklist

This can be used to begin to gather information about what you have in place and what you need to have in place: it does not cover the quality of these documents. This list is by no means complete or what every organisation needs but it is a starting point.

Guide to Governance and Management

There is often a fine line between the governing body (trustees, management committee) and operational management in voluntary and community organisations. This guide sets out where and why the distinction should be made.