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Stakeholder engagement: a quick guide for community boards

Carly West, Bindi Shah, Karess Dias and Aman Singh When thinking about stakeholder engagement, are you able to identify the difference between the role of the board and that of management? Do you have a board framework for thinking about stakeholder engagement in a strategic manner? Are you able to ask the right questions in […]

ELGP Applications now open

We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the next Emerging Leaders in Governance program (Feb – May 2020).  Please circulate this to your networks.   The application form can be accessed here.   Please ensure you have read the Program Prospectus BEFORE applying.  Applications are open until the close of business […]

Innovation: The leadership and governance role of NFP Boards

Innovation is more than just a buzzword; it is the key to improving leadership on non-for-profit (NFP) boards and securing a bright future for the aged care and community sectors. Despite the benefits that innovation can have on NFP organisations, it is unfortunately widely underutilised or misunderstood. As not all boards may be aware or […]

Creating an effective board culture: A best practice guide

Strong non-for-profit boards are vital to thriving communities, but remarkably hard to develop. When it comes to creating an effective board culture, many boards focus on the difficulties rather than the benefits, feeling their time and resources are best used elsewhere – but it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right approach, creating […]

2020 Emerging Leaders in Governance Program

Are you an aspiring Board director? Or know someone who is? Each year we offer 20 places to emerging leaders to undertake the award winning Emerging Leaders in Governance Program.  If you are interested in applying, please carefully read all the information outlined below.  You can read the 2020 Program Prospectus here. The Emerging Leaders […]

An Innovation Tool Kit: To Assist Boards in Strategic Planning

Australian Non-For-Profit and community organisations now operate in a rapidly changing world, with innovation widely regarded as a valuable tool to create opportunities and overcome many of the challenges facing the sector. While many boards are increasingly involved in the mission to be more innovative, the pursuit can often lead to uncertainty, necessitating considered approaches […]

Digital food for thought: What’s your board’s appetite for social media?

Are you and your fellow board directors reading from the same menu when it comes to social media? Each board director and not-for-profit organisation is unique. So, too, are the reasons for using social media. A board’s approach to social media will depend on many factors, including client base; resourcing; existing communications strategy; and director […]

6 Business Benefits of Young Leaders on Boards

Improving diversity on boards isn’t just an empty slogan; it makes good business sense. If the business benefits of diversity on boards is widely known, why is it that the average age of Australian board members is 62.2 years old? As our rising population poses one of the greatest socio-economic concerns facing boards in the […]

Why Board Inductions Are Vital: An ELGP Project

Why Board Inductions are Vital: An Engaging Young Leaders in Governance Project Why are board inductions so vital? In modern boardroom environments, preparing new directors is essential to managing an effective board, however, how to best equip new board members for the unique challenges presented by board membership can often be unclear. The Australian Institute […]

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Finalists and Nominees of the Difference Maker Diversity Awards

What are the Difference Maker Diversity Awards? Our Difference Maker Diversity Awards is a State award that looks for and recognises a board and individual director in the WA Not for Profit sector who are really seeking to engage with people who bring a different perspective. The Difference Maker Diversity Awards highlight those who have […]

Congratulations to the ELGP 2019 Graduates!

Last night we congratulated the ELGP graduates of 2019 at a beautiful Graduation ceremony!  Please find below their video snapshots of the program and their group projects.    They have also worked very hard to create five exceptional projects that will be added to the online resource toolkit.  You may download and distribute them here. […]

Diversity Winner, Community Vision shares their formula for success

It was Charles Darwin who famously stated that strength and intelligence were not the most important drivers of survival and success in the animal kingdom, but instead it was adaptability to change. The same can also be said for the corporate kingdom, which is a reality that organisations in the Aged Care and Disability sectors […]