Why is it important?
Good governance enables effective and prudent management to help ensure the organisation achieves its agreed objectives.
Achieving good governance will depend upon structures, processes, board competencies and behaviours and performance management.
For every community-led organisation there are a number of key considerations which need to be addressed before you begin.
Firstly, you need to work out who should be involved and whether you need a steering group to help keep your project on track.
The formal constitution can take many different forms so we can guide you through these to help you make the best decision.
You then need to consider membership – who is eligible to join and what is their relationship to the board?
You should also consider when to appoint board members and what you expect of them in terms of roles and responsibilities.
How we help
We can provide you with general advice and support and guide you through the range of legal forms and the incorporation process.
We can also help you establish membership and community accountability, determine roles and responsibilities and acquire the necessary skills and experience to deliver your vision.
We will also perform health checks on your project, boosting the credentials of your team with training and board Peer Support Groups and providing links to specialist legal professionals and services that will help you negotiate any red tape along the way.