How to Govern

Good governance is of key importance in all sectors – public, private and voluntary. As voluntary and community organisations working for public benefit, it is essential that our standards of governance are as efficient and as effective as possible. This article presents ways in which your organisation can achieve the highest standards possible.

This work entails adopting an appropriate structure, understanding and using the governing document, seeking charity status if applicable and meeting the needs of relevant regulators. It also involves planning, agreeing internal policies and ensuring that the organisation's resources are properly managed; specifically, its human and financial resources. As the workload of a governing body is potentially very large, you will find advice on which substructures could be put in place. Advice is also given on how to hold effective meetings and how to be creative.

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