How you govern your charity is incredibly important. There are several rules and regulations around running a charity and ensuring that your governance is comprehensive and complete is vital.
Governance is the systems and processses concerned with ensuring the overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of an organisation.
Good governance ensures:
Usually a charity is governed by a trustee board that takes overall responsibility for its work. Governance is a term used to describe the trustees’ role in:
Good governance runs throughout a charity. The trustee board is responsible for good governance, but they rely on many different people to be able to govern well – staff and the chief executive in particular, volunteers, advisors and others with an interest or stake in the organisation (stakeholders).
Some Key resources you may find useful when setting up or reviewing your charities governance: