Realising the Potential of Governance
This report was the product of the ACEVO Governance Commission, chaired by Derek Twine, then CEO of the Scout Association. Looking at a variety of factors across the governance of charities, the report examines what charities can do to strengthen their organisations. It also looks at how other bodies can act in a way which would benefit the strength of the charity sector.
It contained recommendations for charities, for the Charity Commission, for government, and for funders and commissioners. These covered a wide range of topics, and included:
- That charities should establish formal appraisal proceudres for CEOs, trustees and Chairs
- That funders take the strength of an organisations governance into account
- That trustees should be entitled to time off work to fulfil their duties in this role
- That charities be obliged to report on governance as part of the Annual Report
For further detail, and extended recommendations, please see the full report here.