Governing Body Performance
07 Dec
  • By Malcolm Boyd
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How To Evaluate NPO Governing Body Performance

As NPOs we may too often hear statements such as:   “What?! You want to conduct a performance evaluation on me as a governing body member?… You should just be happy that I am on your governing body (board) in the first place.”   However, it’s vital to conduct timely evaluations of governing body member’s performance. […]

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NPO governance
02 Nov
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NPO Board Governance Orientation

So, you have accepted a seat on a nonprofit board (governing body), and have never sat on a governing body before. Here’s everything you need to consider about your new role.   Whose responsibility is it? Whose responsibility is it to orientate new governing body members; yours, or the organisation? Well it is both; however, the […]

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NPO governing body
29 Jun
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Understanding NPO Governing Body and Committee

The optimum size for an NPO governing body varies. In South Africa the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 s66 specifies that non-profit companies require at least three directors, but sets no maximum number. Stakeholders of a small NPO with a tightly focused organisation might regard a large Governing Body as an expensive luxury, while a […]

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NPO governing body
31 May
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Understand the Expectations

In this post Malcolm Boyd of Third Sector Insights takes us through the roles, responsibilities and standard of conduct for an NPO governing body Non-profit organisations need strong, active and committed governing bodies. These play a critical role in ensuring financial sustainability and accountability to internal and external stakeholders. In fact, it is a strongly held […]

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NPO governance
02 May
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The Concept of Governance in NPO’s

So, what is governance? There are many different definitions and forms of governance, from corporate to public governance. When it comes to non-profit governance, we refer usually to non-profit governing bodies. In my experience, governance gets a bad rap, being viewed as a hugely complex structure. It’s amazing how often people’s eyes glaze over when you […]

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volunteer to advance your career
13 Dec
  • By Camilla Marsh
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The Key to Advancing Your Career? Volunteer!

So you’re well aware what benefits volunteering has on your community and the world at large, but have you considered what’s in it for you and your career? What goes around comes around, and spreading all those good vibes around the volunteer clock can come back to you as some seriously good karma. Whether you’re […]

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MAD Leadership Foundation
16 Aug
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The Leaders of Tomorrow Need our Leadership Today

We all have big dreams but many of us live our entire lives without attaining those dreams. Well, what if you knew there was a quick and sure-fire way to not only reach your biggest goals, but to help those in need to do the same too- would you do it? Well, this is your chance. […]

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