Governance in the community sector is concerned with the systems and processes that ensure the overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of an organisation.
Board members take ultimate responsibility for the governance of their organisations. However, governance is not a role for Boards and Board members alone. Governance is also concerned with the way Boards work with chief executives and staff, volunteers, service users, members and other stakeholders to ensure the organisation is effectively and properly run and meets the needs for which the organisation was set up.
The Governance Policy is intended to clarify the content of the organisation’s constitution by making explicit the underlying principles of governance approved by the organisation.
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