Good Governance

What is the Good Governance Programme?

Good Governance is a board development tool which provides practical recommendations to future-proof organisations by building a solid foundation of governance and leadership. Our team has extensive experience of working with cultural organisations. We offer a flexible approach, tailored to your organisation’s circumstances. As a charity we are able to offer subsidised rates and excellent value for money. We are independent and all our services are confidential. As critical friends, we work in partnership with your organisation – our objective is to help your organisation to thrive.

Why undertake Good Governance?

Funding – Good Governance will demonstrate to funders and investors that your organisation is serious about good governance and leadership.
Impact. Good governance and leadership are the foundations of effective strategy.

Impact – Good governance and leadership are the foundations of effective strategy.

Expertise – Good Governance will help your organisation to reflect and review and to gain expert insights which will help you frame the type of organisation you want to be, what you care about, and how you want to be viewed.

Credibility – Good governance is a hallmark of trusted organisations and demonstrates your commitment to accountability and transparency.

The Process

The Good Governance programme follows a three-stage process.

  1. Documentation Review. Organisations share, in confidence, current governance and leadership policies and procedures. If you don’t have the documents don’t worry, we don’t expect you to create anything at this stage.
  2. Interviews with Trustees/Board Directors. We speak to all Trustees/Board Directors individually, ideally face-to-face or if that’s not possible, via Skype or Zoom. These conversations generally last between 45 minutes to an hour and help us to understand how governance and leadership is working within the organisation.
  3. Your governance action plan. Once we have a thorough understanding of your organisation’s existing governance and leadership protocols and behaviours, we will agree with you a series of practical recommendations to help better achieve your goals and deliver impact for your stakeholders.

Costs

Charity SizeCosts
Museum as part of Rural Proofing Resilience£180
Volunteer-run charity (Cornwall)£250
1-3FTE staff£750
4-10FTE staff£1250
+10FTE staff£3000

Plus travel and accommodation costs for outside of Cornwall.

We can also offer a discount of £100 for volunteer-led organisations outside of Cornwall.

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