My community organisation would like to apply
Are you involved in a Community organisation that would like to improve their governance? Perhaps you would like to decrease the length of your meetings, have confidence that your organisation is meeting its legislative responsibilities, develop a strategic plan or just have an overall spruce up of your organisation. If you answer yes to any of these questions, we may be able to help!
Good Governance creates stronger, healthier communities by boosting good governance practices in community organisations.
The initiative matches trained volunteers skilled in governance with small community organisations across Australia. These volunteers act as mentors over 12 months, working with the entire committee or board to empower the organisation.
Good Governance is hosted by community leaders such as local councils, and it is free for community organisations to take part. Mentors work directly with your organisation, making sure you get the individualised support your organisation needs to overcome unique challenges and reach your specific goals.
By partnering with an experienced mentor your organisation can discover more about good governance processes such as planning for the future, understanding legal requirements, preparing for risks, and building connections with the local community. Other community organisations that have participated in the initiative say it has helped them in the following ways:
- be more confident to achieve their aims,
- improve committee/ board processes,
- increase professional and personal satisfactions,
- boost group dynamics, and
- meet compliance obligations.
Our mentors come from a range of backgrounds, including Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, accountants, defense force trainers, school principals, university lecturers and many others. Mentors will support and guide your organisation through an agreed action plan to achieve your goals and vision.
Currently the program is available to community organisation within Albury Wodonga, Ballarat, and Mildura. For interested community organisations beyond those regions we could offer an online virtual mentoring arrangement.
Complete the expression of interest form below or contact [email protected] for more information.