Do you know if your organization is maintaining good organizational governance? Good organizational governance is imperative to an organization for passing the will and interest of your stakeholders. As a director, you can ask yourself these questions to evaluate your management:

  • Is the organization clear on the outcomes for which it exists to achieve?
  • What is the board’s role and how does it add value to the organization?
  • Is the existing separation of roles and responsibilities between the board and management formally documented, commonly understood and respected in practice?
  • What processes are in place to ensure that the board spends sufficient time focusing on emerging trends and anticipating the future needs of the community it serves?
  • What processes are in place to ensure management supplies sufficient operational information for the board to fully exercise its oversight duties? (CPA Canada, 2014)

Asking yourself these questions, along with the summarized list from our friends at Miller Thomson LLP is a good starting point to check if your charity and/or not-for-profit organization (NPO) is compliant. Click here to see if you are following best practices of organizational governance. The following document from CPA Canada is another great resource to evaluate you and your team.

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References:

http://www.millerthomson.com/en/publications/communiques-and-updates/social-impact-newsletter-formerly-the/september-21-social-impact/maintaining-good-corporate-governance/

https://www.cpacanada.ca/-/media/site/r2-docs/governance-for-not-for-profit-organizations-questions-for-directors-to-ask.pdf