Good governance is essential to function well as an organization whether you are in the private, public, or community benefit sector. Sometimes we are so busy doing the work of our organization, we forget how important it is to do some work “on” the organization.
We rely so much on the community benefit sector (not-for-profits) to contribute to the quality of life of our community.
As I am out in the community, I wonder what it would be like without the many organizations that make a difference in the lives of the people they have chosen to serve. What would we be without the Meals on Wheels volunteers delivering hot meals to seniors in their homes? What would be without the many volunteer coaches of youth sport teams? What would we be without the good work of Hope House or the Salvation Army? There are so many organizations in this community to recognize (especially during Volunteer Week!).
I have been reviewing nomination for the Mayor’s Awards this week and this has been the hardest year ever because of the remarkable quality of nominees.
So here is a new opportunity for community benefit organizations to take some time for themselves.
The Not-For-Profit Governance Institute will be hosting a Governance Program for local community agencies in May and June at Innovation Guelph. Six Sessions will be offered on:
The Principles of Good Governance – May 7
Board Roles, Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Culture – May 14
Introduction to Basic Financial Literacy – May 21
Good Boards Need Good Directors – May 28
The Role of the Board in Strategy and the Balanced Scorecard – June 4th
Risk Management & D&O Insurance – June 11
Find out more information here on how to register.