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Governance: a guide for international NGOs

Who would find this resource useful? Trustees of large and international not-for-profit organisations. An organisation would use this resource when... …looking to develop a framework for governance best practice and practically applying these principles to the everyday operations of your organisation. How can this resource help? Each section within the…
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Trustee role and board: detailed information

Who would find this resource useful? Those wishing to set up and run a charity. The Charity Commission is a non-ministerial department of the UK government and it's purpose is to register and regulate charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence. An…
Created: 2022-07-05 Language: EN
External Website

The Complete Guide to Building a Non-profit Board

Who would find this resource useful? Whether you’re leading an established nonprofit or starting one from scratch, or whether you’re a CEO, volunteer board chair or staff lead for the board, this guide is for you. An organisation might use this resource when... …wanting to understand how to build and…
Created: 2022-07-05 Language: EN
Internal Document

Introduction to organisational governance

Who would find this resource useful? Board members and executives of conservation NGOs wishing to understand the steps to create an effective board. An organisation might use this resource when... …looking to deliver a similar style introductory presentation on good governance.
Created: 2022-07-05 Language: EN , PT , ES , FR
External Website

Charity Governance Code

The Code sets the principles and recommended practice for good governance
Created: 2022-07-04 Language: EN , CY
External Website

Trustee Recruitment Cycle: How to complete a skills audit

Strong boards have trustees with a mix of professional skills, personal experience and different perspectives. The ideal combination depends on your charity's purpose and strategy. A skills audit can help you find that combination.
Created: 2022-07-04 Language: EN
External Website

Trustee Recruitment Cycle

The Trustee Recruitment Cycle has been developed to supports boards to recruit and assess trustees in an effective and inclusive way.
Created: 2022-07-04 Language: EN
External Document

The Effective Board - From basic oversight to strategic asset

This publication presents an overview of Maliasili Initiatives’ emerging approach to establishing, operating, evaluating, and maintaining an effective Board of Directors within a civil society organization (CSO). The principles and practices described in this guidebook may be useful for a broad range of CSOs. This document sets out to define…
Created: 2022-02-28 Language: EN
Internal Document

Governance and NGOs Strengthening the Board

A workshop designed to build the capacity of boards of directors and support them in developing and sharing models of good governance practice.
Created: 2021-09-27 Language: EN
External Website

visit.org

Visit.org work to enhance the mission of impactful social organizations by facilitating mutually beneficial interactions between people and communities around the world. They do so by helping companies discover & book hundreds of carefully curated social impact team experiences led by & benefiting local nonprofits and social ventures.
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INTRINSIC - Integrating Rights and Social Issues into Conservation

Biodiversity conservation is essentially a social process. It involves working with people to make decisions about how they will access, use, value and protect nature. Conservation inevitably entails both social costs and benefits, and the social context is likely to impact the efficiency and effectiveness of any conservation initiative. However,…
Created: 2016-09-29 Language: EN
Internal Document

Policies and Procedures - Sections Template

Is your NGO starting to grow or are you just starting out, and need to outline internal policies and procedures? This document outlines different sections typically found in a Policy & Procedures manual, highlighting sections such as general principles, banking & cash management, statutory compliance and many others.  
Internal Document

Organisational Roles - Template and Outline

Is your NGO starting to grow or are you just starting out, and need to clarify/outline internal roles? This document outlines different organisational roles within NGOs, detailing the types of responsibilities typically appointed to the individuals holding these roles.  
Internal Document

Annual Work Plan Tool

If you are looking for an easy way to organise your annual work plan, so that you can better manage your daily, weekly, and monthly activities, then this excel spread sheet may help!  
Internal Document

Governing a Conservation NGO - A Guide to Good Practice

Who would find this resource useful? This guide is written primarily for the Board members and Chief Executives of conservation NGOs, as well as Partner Development Officers and other advisers. It may be useful to other organisations too. An organisation might use this resource when... …reviewing their governance. Most successful…
Created: 2016-02-12 Language: EN
Internal Document

Organizational Strengthening: Realizing Potential, Increasing Impact

Who would find this resource useful? Any organisation going through a planning or strengthening process, and organisations that enable others to build their capacity or increase organisational strengthening.   An organisation might use this resource when…. ...considering what are the key domains of an organisational strengthening process, and the different approaches to analyse,…
External Document

Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World

As part of the Leadership for a New Era (LNE) initiative, the Leadership Learning Community has partnered with thought leaders in the network development and leadership development fields to develop the cutting edge report Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World. This report is…
Created: 2015-01-22 Language: EN
External Document

How to write a policy brief

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone developing organisational policies.   An organisation might use this resource when…. ...Putting together a policy brief.   How can this resource help? This small guidance document is an annex to the resource Stakeholder Engagement Handbook. It contains useful, straight-forward guidance and suggestions on how…
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BoardSource

Who would find this resource useful? Organisation leaders, board members or anyone responsible for (or working to strengthen) good governance within an organisation An organisation might use this resource when…. This website covers a broad range of topics within governance and so provides useful guidance in a variety of situations…
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
External Document

All About Boards of Directors

Who would find this resource useful? Organisation leaders, board members or anyone responsible for (or working to strengthen) good governance within an organisation An organisation might use this resource when…. This website covers a broad range of topics within governance and so provides useful guidance in a variety of situations…
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
External Document

Leading Your NGO: A Reference Guide for NGO Boards

Who would find this resource useful? Organisation leaders, board members or anyone responsible for (or working to strengthen) good governance within an organisation. Written for NGOs in Hong Kong but transferable to other countries and contexts. An organisation might use this resource when…. When working to establish and strengthen: Organisational…
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
External Document

Civil Society Accountability - Pacific

Who would find this resource useful? The toolkit has been primarily designed for environmental organisations, community-based organisations, women’s groups, and umbrella organisations in the Pacific. However, the accountability principles are in many ways applicable to any type of organisation and the tools could be adapted to a different institutional context.…
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
External Document

Civil Society Accountability - Uganda

Who would find this resource useful? It has been primarily designed for organisations, advocacy groups and umbrella organisations in Uganda. However, the accountability principles are in many ways applicable to any type of organisation and the tools could be adapted to a different institutional context.   An organisation might use…
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
External Document

Civil Society Accountability - Belize

Who would find this resource useful? It has been primarily designed for organisations, advocacy groups and umbrella organisations in Belize. However, the accountability principles are in many ways applicable to any type of organisation and the tools could be adapted to a different institutional context.   An organisation might use…
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
External Document

Civil Society Accountability – India

Who would find this resource useful? It has been primarily designed for organisations, faith-based groups, women’s groups and umbrella organisations in India. However, the accountability principles are in many ways applicable to any type of organisation and the tools could be adapted to a different institutional context.   An organisation…
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
External Document

Civil Society Accountability - Sierra Leone

Who would find this resource useful? It has been primarily designed for non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, advocacy groups and umbrella organisations in Sierra Leone. However, the accountability principles are in many ways applicable to any type of organisation and the tools could be adapted to a different institutional context.  …
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
External Document

Civil Society Accountability - Trinidad and Tobago

Who would find this resource useful? The toolkit has been primarily designed for environmental organisations, community-based organisations, women’s groups, religious groups and disability groups in Trinidad and Tobago. However, the accountability principles are in many ways applicable to any type of organisation and the tools could be adapted to a…
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
External Document

Natural Resource Governance: Trainers’ Manual

Who would find this resource useful? Those who are involved in making and implementing decisions, so that they understand the basic concepts and principles of governance - accountability, transparency, participation, and the rule of law  - and are able to apply them in their daily work.  
Created: 2014-10-08 Language: EN
External Document

Effective NGO Governance: An NGO training guide for Peace Corps volunteers

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone new to organisational governance or who is supporting strengthening of an organisation’s governance and accountability An organisation might use this resource when…. Anyone involved in reviewing or strengthening an organisation’s governance structures and board management, or training others in the basics of organisational…
Created: 2014-10-07 Language: EN
External Document

Leading a Nonprofit Organisation: Tips and Tools for Executive Directors and Team Leaders

Who would find this resource useful? New or current Executive Directors, or anyone leading or managing a team/committee within a nonprofit.   An organisation might use this resource when…. Wishing to strengthen its leadership capacity or that of others   How can this resource help?
Internal Document

An ICT Survival Guide for Trustees

This is primarily a governance guide with a focus on ICT. Don’t worry, we won’t use technical terms (unless we have to) and we’ll explain ourselves wherever and whenever we can. ICT stands for “Information and Communication Technology”. Also known as IT, it refers to the tools we use to…
Internal Document

Code of Ethics & Conduct for NGOs

Who would find this tool useful? Anyone looking at how an organisation should be conducted ethically, through a broad spectrum of areas, such as Fundraising, HR, Governance, Partnerships, Finance, Communications, Organisational Management, etc.   An organisation might use this resource when…. Reviewing their organisation's operations, taking into account its principles,…
External Document

Risk Assessment

Who would find this resource useful? Anyone planning or assessing their organisation's Financial Sustainability as this requires also assessing and mapping risks facing their organisation. An organisation might use this resource when…. Undertaking financial sustainability planning, or assessing its organisation's potential risks   How can this resource help? This tool…
External Document

Civil Society Accountability - South Africa

Who would find this resource useful? It has been primarily designed for organisations, advocacy groups and umbrella organisations in South Africa. However, the accountability principles are in many ways applicable to any type of organisation and the tools could be adapted to a different institutional context.   An organisation might…
Created: 2013-10-18 Language: EN
External Website

Online Community Purpose Checklist

Who would find this resource useful? Individuals and organisations with little experience of establishing online networks or communities An organisation might use this resource when…. Establishing an online network or community How can this resource help? It provides a checklist to help you think about what you want to accomplish…
Created: 2012-11-14 Language: EN
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