Grassroots governance: governance and the non-profit sector from the Certified general accountants of Ontario
This booklet has three objectives:
- To help volunteers better understand their role in good governance.
- To guide organizations in their desire to balance transparency and accountability.
- To provide guidance to grassroots organizations as they grow and mature.
The authors want that this document to be helpful for all kind of non-profit organizations, small or big.
It focuses on different points:
- Training of the volunteers, in order to keep them and to have competent volunteers.
- Measuring success not only by money, but also via client satisfaction, decline in negative outcomes, volunteer hours… Grassroots organizations should not try to earn more and more money.
- Grassroots growth: grassroots organizations grow when they serve a local need. But when they grow, they also have to face new challenges (more formal meetings, administrative pressure...).
- In Canada, organizations can decide to incorporate the organization, in order to make easier to sign contracts, to realize transaction.
- Choice of the type of Board.
- Transparency and Accountability: for the authors, “Good governance is all about accountability, transparency and integrity”. There is a balance to find between matters that are confidential and matters that are secret.
- Annual Meeting: key moment for the organization.
- Money well spent: to ensure trust of public and stakeholders, money needs to be well spent.
Find the Document on the link below . . .