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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.
The Board's Role in Business Continuity Management
Having a properly developed and tested Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is now a regulatory or contractual requirement for most organisations. However, it also offers immediate benefits in relation to better and cheaper insurance arrangements, competitive advantage when tendering for new business and improved corporate social responsibility to staff (e.g. in regards to their job security as well as being guided in the right direction should a disruptive incident occur). In regulated sectors, it has become a key accountability of the Board to ensure that Business Continuity Management is also audited and maintained accordingly.
Fundraising Fundamentals for Board Members
Become your fundraiser’s favourite board member. Do you want to ensure your non-profit has the best chance of fundraising success and financial sustainability? In this webinar, Bianca will share her experience with you, both as a professional fundraiser and a board member herself. In this session Bianca will: Give you an overview of the philanthropic landscape in Australia Help you understand the fundamentals of fundraising Provide insights into fundraising leadership research Offer practical steps to improve Board engagement in fundraising
Exploring Risk & Compliance in the NFP Boardroom
Better Boards is pleased to present “Exploring Risk & Compliance in the NFP Boardroom” in partnership with Vito Giudice, Founder, at ASCENTIUM Consulting. Over the last ten years, risk and compliance has gained significantly more attention after the failure of several NFPs. It is critical for directors on NFP boards to be very clear on how the organisation manages its risk and compliance obligations. This session will look at how to maintain a fit for purpose risk management and compliance framework for NFPs.
Boards and Financial Modelling
The buck stops with the Board of Directors! If things go wrong financially, whether you’re a voluntary or paid Director of a profit or not-for-profit legal entity, pleading financial ignorance is not an option. This session will look at financial modelling as a critical tool for Boards to gain financial insight into their organisations’ business model, strategic plan and financial sustainability in these uncertain times. In this session Daniel will:
Key Considerations for Successful Board Director Recruitment
As an expert in Charity sector executive recruitment Liska has extensive firsthand experience engaging with boards and the impact a board can have on the executive leadership team and the successful delivery of a strategic plan. Recruiting a new board director is one of the most important activities that a board can undertake. Get it right and the positive impact can be immediate. Get it wrong and the ripple effect can be ongoing.
How to run remote board meetings securely and effectively
Remote meetings present technological, social, legal and security challenges. But they also offer convenience, an opportunity to expand your board’s membership and a catalyst to evaluate the effectiveness of your meetings. Access to technology and digital literacy are vital to successful virtual meetings. Provide any skills training board members need to confidently participate in video or conference calls. Security is a particular concern with remote meetings, so review your company’s security protocols and make sure you understand any risks involved with the technology you use.
Making Your Remote Board Meetings Effective
In times of turbulence and uncertainty it is critically important to keep your board functioning and meetings running as planned, so you can stay focused on guiding your organisation to the ‘next normal’. The obvious choice to keep board meetings running to go virtual, whether that is running the planned meetings by phone or video. However doing so can present a variety of challenges. In this webinar Raphael Goldsworthy will guide you through questions to consider, tips and other practical actions for running virtual/remote board meetings.
What Directors need to know about Cyber Security
Cyber Security is not just a fad, and if handled badly represents a real risk to organisations and indeed to the reputations of Directors. What is the role of the board and its sub committees in relation to security? In “What Boards need to know about Cyber Security and the Role of the CISO” Jo takes a unique look at cyber security and the broader security discipline that will highlight the need for:
Managing Conflict of Interest in the NFP Boardroom
A conflict of interest can become a grey area or quickly seed resentment and division if not approached correctly. It is critical for directors on NFP boards to be very clear and transparent in this area. So how do you recognise a conflict of interest, and how do you manage it? This session will look at how to maintain an ethical board through effective management of conflicts of interest. In this session Garry will: