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?
Don't be put off by the word governance just because it takes "too much time" or you're not sure about the potential benefits of a review. There are many.
All the above show why it is so important to set the agenda for a governance review. Digi-Board make this easy for your charity by answering the questions about good governance. We crush the time needed to complete a review and provide practical examples of how to implement best practice. All at a fixed price.
Completing a governance review not only demonstrates your commitment to run your charity according to best practice, and also enhances your reputation and in turn the public's 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 board trustees only or trustees and the senior leadership team (SLT). Next, complete the online activation.
Participants will need a computer with Internet connection. They will receive an email with a link to the questionnaire and date for completion. Participants are asked to set a personal password before accessing the questionnaire. The questionnaire is available 24/7 and typically takes 30 to 40 minutes to complete. it does not have to be completed in one go. Participants can save their responses and come back at a later time to complete and submit their responses as long as these are submitted before the completion date. 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. This is assessed by interpreting the factors critical to good governance against the Code’s principles with additional topics covering safeguarding, fundraising, use of digital and board behaviours and culture.
Step 4 - View Results
Powerful data analytics work in the background to aggregate all responses to the questionnaire. Responses are collated into charts, graphs and other data that can be viewed online immediately after the review is closed. Digi-Board, also provide additional services which can be purchased online. These include a confidential report that interprets the results to give insights about your charity’s governance as well as a consultation to explain and support interpretation of the results. Both can be purchased together with the questionnaire or separately. A key outcome of the review is that it provides participant's with a collective view of the charity's governance, and its strengths and weaknesses. This in turn can inform constructive discussion about what actions are needed for continuous improvement of the charity's governance.
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 is a snapshot for the period selected - typically a year. It can be repeated to check progress with period-on-period comparisons automatically generated by purchasing another review. Your governance review is quick and efficiently completed with the Digi-Board's unique question structure and powerful software to analyse the results - your governance review made easy, the way it should be.