Articles written By Better Boards
Better Boards connects the leaders of Australasian non-profit organisations to the knowledge and networks necessary to grow and develop their leadership skills and build a strong governance framework for their organisation.
Keep Calm and Embrace the Numbers
Board members of not for profit organisations come to the table with a mix of skills and experiences which makes their contribution special. However when finances aren’t their thing, making financial decisions and approving the financials can be intimidating. Most Directors are aware of their individual responsibility to ensure the organisation is solvent, the importance of being able to read the financial reports, ask probing questions, analyse financial risks and make decisions.
Artificial Intelligence for NFP Directors
This webinar will explore of the impact that the set of technologies commonly known as “Artificial Intelligence” will likely have on NFP organisations today and in the near future. There is a lot of hype around the disruptive nature of Artificial Intelligence, particularly in mass media, but what does it actually mean for boards of not-for-profit organisations? How do you seperate the hype from reality? How you can ground your boardroom discussion on this topic in the strategic realm rather than the futurist realm?
Dealing with Deviant Directors
Deviant directors are those whose personal agendas, poor interpersonal skills and/or conflicts of interest work against their ability to serve the organisation effectively. Disruptive and deviant board members can slow the progress of board meetings, irritate fellow directors, alienate new members and eventually cripple the work of the board. The organisation’s effectiveness can be threatened. Deviant board members present a chronic problem meeting after meeting. They are often unresponsive to polite attempts to negotiate or resolve conflicts.
Better Boards Conference 2017
Better Boards would like to thank all delegates, speakers and sponsors for attending the Better Boards Conference 2017. We sincerely hope you found the experience enriching and that you made some valuable contacts through your interaction with other delegates during the day. We look forward to seeing many of you again at future events.
Build Business Models for Profit and Purpose
This webinar will explore practical strategies that NFP Boards and Directors can use to evaluate or build business models for profit and purpose. Through an exploration of different levers that can be altered to create financial resilience and impact, this session will address key risks and innovation necessary for the survival and thriving of today’s social sector organisations. Using real life case studies to illustrate the efficacy of different approaches, George will share insights learned from conducting multiple hundreds of not-for-profit strategies – common pitfalls, hidden gems and new ideas that are transforming organisations and systems.
Who regulates the governance of Not-for-Profits in Australia?
The administration of NFPs is a complex business in Australia. Whether an organisation is regulated by a state-based or Commonwealth body will largely depend on its legal structure, but certain organisations may face additional regulation based on their activities, for example if they are a charity or part of a highly regulated sector such as aged care. Consequently, dozens of statutory bodies are involved in the regulation of the governance of NFPs across the country and it can be difficult to ensure your board is meeting all of its necessary requirements and importantly to know where to seek advice if something goes wrong.
Board Member Remuneration Report 2016
The Better Boards NFP Board Member Remuneration Report 2016 explores the make up of Australasian not-for-profit boards and their remuneration practices. The report provides a unique snapshot of the dynamics of Australasian not-for-profit boards and provides insights to help you understand the changes in board structures and remuneration practices. Through this 40 page report Better Boards aims to provide valuable insight to not-for-profit organisations, boards, board members and others in the not-for-profit sector on the topics of board remuneration and structure.
Journey To A Customer Driven Marketplace Webinar
Do you have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of Good Governance? Does your board and executive understand what it needs to do to win in the new customer driven marketplace? The strategic and organisational impacts and implications of the new customer-driven, competitive marketplace are profound. Never before and probably never again will the boards, chief executive officers and senior managers of Australian community businesses (NFPs) face such a cataclysmic shift in the way they need to think, behave and operate.
A Director's Guide to Intellectual Property
Does your board and executive know how to identify and protect the organisation’s Intellectual Property? While it is relatively easy to identify and understand the physical assets of an organisation, unless your board and executive are familiar with identifying and understanding the intangible assets associated with the organisation’s day-to-day activities, potential opportunities and pitfalls for the organisation may be overlooked. Intangible assets such as Intellectual Property have value – and not just monetary value.