Our Approach to Governance
Maybe you are frustrated with a governance structure that doesn’t seem to add the value it should. Maybe your directors don’t feel their time and effort isn’t making as much of a difference for their community as they had hoped. Maybe senior staff see the board as a drain on resources instead of a method of adding significant value. Maybe there is role confusion and a lack of clarity about accountability for results.
Our primary focus is the governance of public and community benefit organizations. We work to ensure associations, charities, crown corporations and other not-for-profits have the very best leadership approach and structure for making the key decisions and guiding the organization. Our work is based on:
- What you want to achieve for your community
- Latest wise thinking in nonprofit governance
- Your organization’s values, culture and history
- Engaging your community, staff and other stakeholders
- Existing and new government requirements
- Member, funder and community expectations
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We do not provide legal services or executive recruitment, but we can recommend excellent professionals for such work or collaborate with your chosen providers. We strongly recommend you choose people who specialize in serving nonprofits.Testimonials
“Your help in 2018 was incredibly important and we have only last week completed our hiring process for our next CEO. Without the CEO Succession Policy you helped us to draft, the process would have been far more fractious and would have yielded a poorer result.”
Dr. Joshua C. Smith, Chair, Ontario Association of Optometrists
From a governance workshop:
“I can’t articulate enough how engaging and interesting your workshop on board governance was last night. I want to thank you for running a great interactive session and as I mentioned, your rating has been the highest of all the workshops and the most well attended.”
Tina Sweeney, Outreach and Partnerships Officer, CUSO International.