Do you use constructive challenge with senior managers?
The Right People?
Do you have the correct persons in place to oversee that the organisation’s strategies match your capabilities and skills?
Do you properly incentivise excellent work?
Do you engage fully with any Directors / Trustees?
Practising What you Preach
Do you have suitable policies and procedures in place for your business type and do you use them?
Do you have any expectations of your Directors / Trustees, above investment of time for Board meetings (i.e. Contacts-sharing, Events support, Funder support) and are these articulated and agreed in writing?
Do you have a communicative and supportive Board or tier of management, with skills matched to the business and a will to represent the organisation?
Charity Commission & Other Guidelines
Do you have a relationship with The Charity Commission and/or other supportive bodies, such as NAVCO, ACEVO or others?
Does your Board of Directors/Trustees understand their responsibilities with respect to reporting and with respect to legal obligations to your organisation?
I HAVE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS THAT WHEN ONE’S MIND IS MADE UP, THIS DIMINISHES FEAR; KNOWING WHAT MUST BE DONE DOES AWAY WITH FEARROSA PARKS
5 minute Diagnostic
So how well do you know your organisation? Are you delivering on your aspirations and plans for the future? Do your staff skills match your organisation’s need? Do you understand your finances? Do you have a suitable marketing strategy? Try our 5 minute diagnostic to see how you measure up
Is lack of funding holding your organisation back? We know you are almost certainly accessing grants and trusts, but have you considered Repayable Finance from sources such as Social Investment Business and National & Local voluntary Infrastructure organisations? We have an array of funding partners, so contact us to start a discussion!
THE SECRET OF CHANGE IS TO FOCUS ALL YOUR ENERGY NOT ON FIGHTING THE OLD BUT ON BUILDING THE NEWSocrates