Good Governance program
Good Governance mentoring delivers results for RESTART Albury Wodonga.
RESTART Albury Wodonga is a community based, volunteer run charity organisation.
The organisation works as a community, to support those who have experienced homelessness. It does this by sourcing and providing household packs for people in crisis. The aim of the program is to assist people to re-establish not only a house, but a home.
RESTART Albury Wodonga began in 2014 to help people leaving foster care to set up a home.
Initially the organisation accepted everything on offer, which resulted in donations of non-essentials such as 1000 serviette holders, martini glasses, and so on. The extreme quantities of donated goods, combined with a lack of structure, resulted in leader Tara and her very small team becoming burnt out and overwhelmed.
RESTART was at a crossroads – it would either fall apart or flourish. Tara met with Findex Albury to find a solution. Sally from Findex suggested contacting Megs at the Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau to explore the Good Governance program.
A local based strategy driven by a trained mentor experienced in governance enabled a new volunteer based organisation to grow and extend.
The Good Governance program has helped Tara grow her knowledge of running a professional not-for-profit, protect her organisation and build RESTART for the future.