Delivering Effective Governance – Insights from the boards of larger charities
By analysing the survey results from the 228 charities Delivering Effective Governance identifies the
essential characteristics of governance as seen from the inside. Using empirical data it answers the
question ‘What leads to the most effective governance?
On the way to doing so it offers much information about charity boards. For example the:
- Average board size is 14, with four committees
- Average attendance is 80% to 90%
- A third of chairs give more than 40 days a year
- Over half of chairs and chief executives are in contact each week
- Boards are slightly better at challenge than support.
The analysis identifies the 20 key drivers of effective governance. Amongst the top ones are:
- The board works well as a team
- The board has the required skills and experience.
Of those charities reporting good governance, 80% reported they had the second of these but
only 62% the first. This and other analysis suggests where effort in board development might be
|Published by: Compass Partnership
Size: 297 x 210mm
Copies available from Directory of Social Change.
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ISBN: 978 1 906294 70 0
|Extent: 64pp colour
Publication: Sept 2012
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