Step 1 - Set The Agenda
Are your board and executive teams united in doing everything in their power to uphold good governance?
Are they aware of what your governance strengths and weaknesses are and, what actions need to be taken?
This is why setting the agenda for a governance review is important. Don't be put off just because reviews can be time consuming or you are unsure about the outcome. Digi-Board has crushed the time to complete a governance review, with practical examples of how to implement best practice, at a fixed price.
Don’t be put off by the word governance; rather see this your commitment to run your charity according to best practice. By demonstrating good governance it builds your charity's reputation and in turn trust in your charity.
Step 2 - Start Up Your Review
It’s quick and easy to set up your governance review. First, agree and inform participants (this can be trustees only or trustees and the senior leadership team (SLT)). Next, completing the online activation.
Participants will need a computer with Internet connection. They will receive an email with a link to the questionnaire and complete by date. Participants set a personal password before accessing the questionnaire. The questionnaire is available 24/7 and typically takes 30 to 40 minutes to complete. Please note – all responses to the questionnaire remain anonymous to protect participant confidentiality.
Step 3 - Complete The Questionnaire
The questionnaire is designed to maximise participation irrespective of a participant's experience of governance or knowledge of the Charity Governance Code (the Code). Responses from each participant are collated to reveal the collective view of the charity’s governance as assessed against the Code’s seven principles, along with safeguarding, fundraising, use of digital and board behaviours and culture.
Step 4 - View Results
Powerful analytics software aggregates all responses to the questionnaire to produce graphs and data that can be viewed online immediately after the review is closed. Digi-Board then deliver a confidential report with insights about your charity’s governance together with an online consultation to explain and support interpretation of the results. A key outcome of the review is that participant's gain a common understanding of your charity's governance strengths and weaknesses to inform constructive discussion about what actions to take.
Step 5 - Prioritise Actions
Governance is a big subject and the Digi-Board review will identify aspects of your charity's governance that need attention. For many, this is a major breakthrough in the pursuit of good governance. The Digi-Board review can be repeated (so long as there is an active subscription) to check progress with period-on-period comparisons automatically generated. Your governance review is quick and efficiently completed with the Digi-Board unique questionnaire structure and powerful data analytics software - your governance review made easy, the way it should be.
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