Governance

Governance in community education organisations

CCA has commenced a national, ongoing education project to provide technical assistance, strategic advice and expertise to the chief executives and boards of directors of community education providers.  This will result in seminars, mentoring of member CEOs and Chairs, and the development of a suite on educational materials that will be easily accessible for all members, both metropolitan and rural/regional.

The situation facing not-for-profit boards, as described by David Knowles (Head of Philanthropy, Koda Capital):

Life for non-profits is changing rapidly, and in many ways dramatically. Non-profit boards face a future that looks nothing like the past - one in which they must deal with changes in government policy, increased regulation and accountability, rising costs, higher funder expectations, the need to prove impact, systemic change, tougher competition and the impact of digital disruption. Non-profits increasingly have to contend with stronger for-profit competitors … so their performance is increasingly being measured against traditional ‘business’ deliverables. These organisations also risk being overtaken by agile start-up[s] using technology and savvy marketing.

Recommended resource:  CCA recommends the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) page “Ten Principles that Promote Good Governance”, and the full report Good Governance Principles and Guidance for Not-for-Profit Organisations (PDF document).