Governance

“Governance is a journey not a destination” – Susie Kay

Governance of Third Sector organisations is never easy but it is critical in ensuring successful futures, so we work with you to identify the structures and processes needed for great governance.  Your commitment to excellence is the choice you make.

If you work in a professional association, membership organisation, professional body, trade association or charity, then it's a good idea to ask yourself a couple of questions:

  • Have we reviewed our governance and operational structures in the last 2/3 years?

  • Are we sure that our strategy is taking us in the right direction?

  • Do we provide appropriate support and guidance for our members, staff and volunteers?

In other words, where are you now, where should you be and how will you get there? We can help you to tackle these questions, either in person or by providing the resources you need to make you self-sufficient.

  • Review your Governance and operational structures/arrangements

  • Facilitate your Strategic Planning and development

  • Facilitate Board and staff discussions

  • Support your change management programme

  • Provide training in trustee roles and responsibilities

Try our "Non-Profit Health Check Quick Quiznow to find some more questions which will tell you if your organisation is set to thrive not just survive.

Here are some questions to consider for your Not for Profit organisation:

  1. Has your organisation reviewed its governance arrangements in the last two or three years?

  2. Does your Board strike the right balance between governance and management?

  3. Are your Chair and Trustees/Directors clear on their roles and responsibilities and have undertaken recent appropriate training?

  4. Does your organisation have integrated and current strategic, business and operational plans all designed to deliver the mission and objectives?

  5. Are you aware of the new rules regarding Trustee disqualifications?

  6. Do you know how many principles underpin the new Charity Governance Code?

If you answered ‘NO’ to any of the questions, then Susie Kay and The Professionalism Group are here to help. Susie’s long experience of working in the non-profit sector means she will help you survive and thrive by taking action. So, choosing a consultant for the sector who is from the sector makes a lot of sense. 

An adviser for the sector from the sector.   

Or should that read “Phone a friend”?

We can help you make your organisation even more successful so please download our leaflet "Professionalism for Non-Profit Organisations - the Search for Excellence" or check our SERVICES menu.