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Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
Good governance: leading through change
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  • 1. Good governance: leading through change NCVO Annual Conference 1 March 2011
  • 2.
    • This session will cover
    • Key aspects of good governance to assist your organisation in the current climate
    • Steps an organisation can take to ensure the basics are covered
    • YHA case study
  • 3. NCVO Annual Conference 1 March 2011 Good governance: Leading through change C hris Billington, Partner Charity & Social Economy Team
  • 4. Good Governance
    • “ the systems and processes concerned with ensuring the overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of an organisation”
    • The Governance of Public and Non-profit Organisations: what do boards do?’, Cornforth-Routledge, 2003
  • 5. Good Governance
    • Governance framework
    • Compliance
    • Good practice
    • Good Governance
  • 6. Good Governance
    • Compliance
      • Charities Acts
      • Company Acts
      • other legislation
    • Charity Commission (2008) CC3: The Essential Trustee: What you need to know
  • 7. Good Governance
    • CC3: The Essential Trustee
    • The Trustees have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up
  • 8. Good Governance
    • CC3: The Essential Trustee
    • Compliance
    • Ensure that the charity complies with charity law, and with the requirements of the Charity Commission as regulator; in particular ensure that the charity prepares reports on what it has achieved and Annual Returns and accounts as required by law
  • 9. Good Governance
    • CC3: The Essential Trustee
    • Compliance
    • Ensure that the charity does not breach any of the requirements or rules set out in its governing document and that it remains true to the charitable purpose and objects set out there
  • 10. Good Governance
    • CC3: The Essential Trustee
    • Compliance
    • Comply with the requirements of other legislation and other regulators (if any) which govern the activities of the charity
  • 11. Good Governance
    • CC3: The Essential Trustee
    • Compliance
    • Act with integrity, and avoid any personal conflicts of interest or misuse of charity funds or assets
  • 12. Good Governance
    • CC3: The Essential Trustee
    • Duty of prudence
    • Ensure that the charity is and will remain solven t
    • Use charitable funds and assets reasonably, and only in furtherance of the charity's objects
  • 13. Good Governance
    • CC3: The Essential Trustee
    • Duty of prudence
    • Avoid undertaking activities that might place the charity's assets or reputation at undue risk
    • Take special care when investing the funds of the charity, or borrowing funds for the charity to use
  • 14. Good Governance
    • CC3: The Essential Trustee
    • Duty of care
    • U se reasonable care and skill, using personal skills and experience to ensure that the charity is well-run and efficient
  • 15. Good Governance
    • CC3: The Essential Trustee
    • Duty of care
    • Consider getting external professional advice on all matters where there may be material risk to the charity, or where the trustees may be in breach of their duties
  • 16. Good Governance
    • CC3: The Essential Trustee
    • Duty of care
    • U se reasonable care and skill, using their personal skills and experience as needed to ensure that the charity is well-run and efficient.
  • 17. Good Governance
    • Putting Governance into practice
    • Governance is not about the board of trustees doing everything itself, but it is about ensuring that things are done
  • 18. Good Governance
    • A Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector (2 nd Edition, Oct 2010)
    • The Code Founding Group
    • ACEVO
    • Charity Trustee Network
    • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
    • NCVO
  • 19. Good Governance
    • An effective board will provide good governance and leadership by:
    • understanding their role
    • ensuing delivery of organisational purpose
    • working effectively as individuals and as a team
  • 20. Good Governance
    • An effective board will provide good governance and leadership by:
    • exercising effective control
    • behaving with integrity
    • being open and accountable
  • 21. Good Governance
    • Common Governance Issues
    • Do you demonstrate Public Benefit?
    • Are all of your activities within the scope of your objects?
    • Is your constitution fit for purpose?
    • What measures have you in place to protect the assets of your charity?
    • How do you manage conflicts?
  • 22.
    • Any questions?
  • 23.
  • 24. The Governance Journey Caroline White, Chief Executive 1 March 2011
  • 25. The legacy of history.
      • Cooperative and Trade Union movement
      • Volunteer management
      • Democracy through representation
  • 26. The position in 2005.
      • Governance fragmenting
      • Board of 26
      • Regions disempowered
      • Solution : a review
  • 27. The review recommended.
      • Reduce Board size
      • Trustee terms of office
      • Revitalise regions
      • Annual celebration
  • 28. The result was.
      • Nothing
  • 29. What happened next in 2008.
      • Board took ownership
      • Board changes
      • Wider engagement
  • 30. This then achieved in 2009.
      • Smaller board - 15
      • Trustee terms of office
      • All elected
      • Terms of reference
  • 31. Work in progress.
      • Trustee appraisals
      • Role of the Board
      • AGM – open or representative
  • 32. Challenge for the future.
      • Achieving the Chairman’s vision:
      • “Excellence in governance should enable the
      • whole organisation to move forward together
      • in the knowledge that everyone feels part of
      • the process and shares the vision of where
      • we are heading.”
  • 33. YHA Thank you Get in touch
    • YHA (England and Wales) Ltd
    • Trevelyan House, Dimple Road
    • Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3YH
    • Tel +44(0)1629 592 700
    • www.yha.org.uk
  • 34.
    • Any questions?
  • 35. Common issues
    • Board appraisal
    • The relationship between the board and senior staff
    • Board renewal
    • Crisis management e.g. reputational issue
  • 36. Further information and support
    • NCVO Governance and Leadership team website:
    • www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/governanceandleadership
    • The Good Trustee Guide, NCVO 2010
    • Charity Commission website:
    • http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk
    • Code of Good Governance available at:
    • http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/products-services/publications/good-governance

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