I’ve been saying for a very long time how essential it is for non-profit organisations of all types to review their governance arrangements every two or three years. People move on, organisations evolve and - heaven knows – the world around us is changing at a rate of knots.
Now the Charity Commission has published its new Charity Governance Code, which replaces the old Code of Good Governance and there is a defined expectation for larger charities to submit to external governance reviews every three years. Stating that it was important for charities to focus on governance, it is ‘as much about behaviours as it is about mechanical practices’.
So there you have it. We are all agreed that it is essential to take time out to ensure that your organisation is being run and supported as effectively as possible.
If you need help with any elements of reviewing governance, strategy or operational issues in your organisation or you are not sure what to tackle first, just call me and we will get your show on the road together.
Investing in your staff is always a safe return, so if you have staff that are new in post, have only been with you for a few months or perhaps are returning from long term leave of some kind, it would be a great idea to send them on the SAMP training day. The next one will be held on 29th September in London so you have time to book places. This is a great route to fully engaged, capable staff, who can support your members.
“The training was absolutely brilliant! It was relevant, fresh, insightful and very engaging”.
“I wish I had something like this at the beginning of my career.”