Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

UK Wants Regular Appraisals of Charity Leaders


Friday, 20th September 2013 at 10:31 am
Staff Reporter, Journalist
The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations in the UK (ACEVO) wants charities to introduce formal appraisal procedures for their CEOs, chairs and board members.

Friday, 20th September 2013
at 10:31 am
Staff Reporter, Journalist


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
UK Wants Regular Appraisals of Charity Leaders
Friday, 20th September 2013 at 10:31 am

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations in the UK (ACEVO) wants charities to introduce formal appraisal procedures for their CEOs, chairs and board members.

The ACEVO Governance Commission has released a report called, Realising the Potential of Governance, which puts forward a range of recommendations aimed at improving voluntary sector governance in the UK.

The report recommends that trustees discuss and consider the potential benefits of establishing a subcommittee or a designated trustee with ongoing delegated responsibility for governance.

Other key recommendations include:

  • Charities should be required to include in their Annual Report a section reporting on key governance processes and standards;

  • Funders and commissioners should explicitly consider the strength of an organisation’s governance as part of their assessment process;

  • Charities should use an open, advertised process to publicise trustee vacancies and request applications;

  • Boards should consider implementing defined term limits for trustees, staggered to ensure an appropriate rate of turnover.

ACEVO said it established the Commission after seeing a 40 per cent  increase in demand for its Governance Helpline and CEO in Crisis services.

The report focuses on three main areas: appraisal and accountability; clarity and understanding of roles and responsibilities; and board management issues, including recruitment, training and dispute resolution.

“This report puts forward a range of practical suggestions aimed at supporting  the improvement and development of charity governance,” chair of the ACEVO Governance commission and former CEO of the UK Scouts Association, Derek Twine, said.

“Charities operate in a fast-changing environment and are under more pressure than ever to deliver improved outcomes with limited resources.”

He said the recommendations will help charities ensure that their governance is ready for future challenges.

Click here for the full report.


Staff Reporter  |  Journalist |  @ProBonoNews


Guide to Giving

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

More Suppliers


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Susan Pascoe Appointed Head of Newly Formed Community Directors Council

Luke Michael

Friday, 22nd September 2017 at 5:21 pm

Recruitment Expert Says NFPs Need Thorough Process to Hire Honest Candidates

Luke Michael

Friday, 22nd September 2017 at 4:50 pm

Thinkers Look to Melbourne to Grow SA Purpose Economy

Wendy Williams

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 4:44 pm

Mental Health Groups Call for Same-Sex Marriage to Prevent Suicide

Luke Michael

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 4:24 pm

POPULAR

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 1:54 pm

Future Uncertain for Disability Organisations Following Funding Cuts

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 8:29 am

Majority of NFPs Are Not Believed to be Well-Run, According to New Survey

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 4:14 pm

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams

Monday, 11th September 2017 at 5:07 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Guide to Giving
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!