The case for mandating governance training for NFP boards

By LAURIE PATTON | 18 July 2017

It’s time for charities, not-for-profits, in fact every volunteer organisation to have a good look in the governance mirror – especially their directors and senior executives. And it would be a good idea for the members of NFP’s in particular to critically assess the governance practices of their boards.

Too many volunteer boards are dominated by people who hang on limpet-like for too long – precluding others from contributing and defending past policies and practices long deserving review.

Keeping boards active and relevant to the needs of their members is a major issue that requires constant vigilence.

Perhaps we even need to look at changing the relevant laws to ensure better governance of the sector?

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