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The how-to guide for directors of incorporated societies

The interview between author Pierre Woolridge and Brain Edwards from NBR, delves into the Getting to Grips with Not-for-Profit Governance book’s contents, exploring topics such as:Why join the board/committee of an incorporate society?Do your values to align with the organisation's?What's the board looking for in a new director?Problems with personal agendasProfits are a dirty word - surplus are just fineAdded responsibilities with the Incorporated Societies Act 2022Are boards ready for the bi...

November 14, 2023

Board Ethics: Why integrity is essential for board members

For too frequently, it seems to me, your read about the loss of trust between board or committee members. The latest episode to catch my eye, relates to the Wellington City Council. The Post headline says it all “Five city councillors investigated over meeting leak”.Board ethicsHere’s my take on the importance of integrity.Various principles and standards, usually called board ethics, guide the behaviour and decision-making of the board members of a not-for-profit organisation. Every membe...

October 9, 2023

Why Leadership at the Board Level in the Not-for-Profit Sector is Essential

Leadership is a critical component of any organisation, but it is especially important in the not-for-profit sector (NFP) with its numbers of volunteers. As a board member, you are responsible for help to set the direction of the organisation and ensuring that it is fulfilling its mission. This requires strong leadership skills, including the ability to inspire and motivate others, make tough decisions, and communicate effectively....

September 26, 2023

The Relationship Between CEO & The Board

The connection between CEOs and boards is critical for any organisation's prosperity. Nevertheless, when it comes to not-for-profit establishments or incorporated societies, their bond takes on an exclusive character of its own. This is because these organisations prioritise providing social or community services over making profits - a priority that adds intricacy to their governance needs....

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