Principle 3

An effective board will provide good governance and leadership by ensuring delivery of organisational purpose.

The Board has ultimate responsibility for directing the activity of the organisation and delivering its stated purposes. It will do this by:

  • Ensuring organisational purposes remain relevant and valid
  • Providing public benefit
  • Developing and agreeing a long term strategy
  • Developing operational plans and budgets
  • Monitoring progress and spending against plans and budget
  • Amending the plan and budget as appropriate
  • Evaluating results, assessing outcomes and impact
  • Maintaining a positive working relationship with volunteers and staff including the most senior member of staff.

Good practice/behaviours

  1. Agreeing clear decision and delegation powers, e.g. to individuals within the organisation, to staff, or creating appropriate committees with delegated authority, such as an Audit Committee.
  2. Develop a 3-5 year Strategic Plan in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders e.g. clubs, governing body, local authority. This plan should be linked to the purpose of the organisation.
  3. Delivery of a strategy and a supporting annual operational plan remains the responsibility of all committee members. This should be kept under review, along with the input of committee members including the chairperson
  4. Regular review of performance against strategic and operational plans.
  5. Identifying new and innovative partnerships and expansion opportunities for the organisation.
  6. Celebrating achievements and recognising public benefit.
  7. Long term financial planning with the organisation to ensure increased income generation through public funding or other sources.

CASE STUDY - Ulster Camogie

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