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The governance of a not-for-profit organisation is undertaken by the board or committee (these terms can be used interchangably).

Decisions made by board and committees can include setting strategic directions, hiring staff, whether or not to take disciplinary action against a member, which contractors or service providers to engage, and what activities to undertake.

Good governance means complying with the law and legal duties, and carrying out the governance role in the best interests of the not-for-profit.


There are considerations beyond strict legal duties when thinking about good governance, such as how meetings are held, who is on your board and what skills they have, how new committee members are inducted, how frequently the board meets, how board papers are prepared and distributed and more.  

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