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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.
Your Guide to More Effective Board Meetings
Most people know that meetings of any kind can be unproductive, and unfortunately board meetings are no exception. In many cases, board meetings are even more unproductive than everyday office meetings. Why? We can point to any number of reasons: personality clashes between board members, high-stress topics, and organisational or community politics can cause no end of problems. But most unproductive board meetings (and board problems in general) are actually caused by structural choices or assumptions.
Funding and Donations are Constrained. Investment is not. Be Ready.
Social impact investment delivers blended social and financial returns. It is international, based on robust impact measurement and provides for increased impact. The development of investment-ready opportunities for sophisticated investors is critical to growth in the social purpose sector. Understand and develop the fundamentals and opportunities for your organisation. In this webinar you will learn about: Impact investment Fundamentals of a successful model How to develop investment-ready opportunities Approaching suitable investors
Aged Care Legal Risk Unlocked
Victor Harcourt will discuss the key standard directly affecting Governance, Compliance and legal risk in residential aged care; the potential impact of the new standards on your framework; and what you need to do to meet the challenges of the new standards. Victor will also discuss some of the key compliance challenges facing aged care and retirement living services more generally. In this webinar you will learn about: How the new standard may impact your organisation.
Meeting Minutes, An Essential Guide for Directors
Important decisions are made all the time in the boardroom and accurate meeting minutes are crucial as a record of those decisions and discussions. Taking minutes, though, can seem like a time-consuming chore. But, as high profile legal cases have shown, minutes are increasingly being used as a way to determine whether directors are properly performing their duties and responsibilities. How to take good minutes Lawyer Brian Herd summarises minutes as “a true and accurate record of the meeting”, which must contain “clear and concise notes of main discussion points, be accurate and a clear register of decisions”.
Running Effective Board Meetings
The fundamental reason boards exist is to undertake strategic discussion and decision making. However if the basics of your meetings are not quite right or have not been fine-tuned then the board cannot perform this critical role. Which in turn means you cannot expect the outcomes from board discussions and decisions to contribute to a positive future for your organisation. Effective, well run board meetings are a critical part of ensuring your board and organisation are positioned for success both today and in the future.
What Boards and CEOs Need to Know About the Future of Philanthropy and Fundraising
Boards and CEOs fill unique roles in sustaining their organisations. Where do activities like fundraising and philanthropy sit within that and what are the future trends and big issues? This webinar draws upon data about all types of giving and about how boards and CEOs can foster fundraising success. It sets out some of the topics that are worth consideration around the board table as key strategic discussions. In this webinar you will learn about:
How a Diverse Board Increases Business Performance and Customer Outcomes
Using data sourced from various studies, Lisa Cook will provide evidence to support the positive outcomes that board diversity can have on business performance and customer outcomes. The presentation will provide attendees with practical methods, tools and templates which can be utilised to increase and utilise board diversity. This session is more than just recommending quotas and tokenistic appointments; it aims to spark a renewed movement towards an industry-wide revolution in board recruitment and board utilisation.
The First 90 Days - Making It The Key To Your Success
Every CEO, Chair and Director who joins an organisation has the potential to make a significant contribution to the organisation’s mission, and every joining leader has hopes and dreams of being a force for good. What is challenging but true is that the success or failure of this new marriage between leader and organisation will be heavily influenced by what happens in those first few months. Whether it is an external or an internal hire, those notorious first 90 days lay the seeds for success, failure or stumbling.
Building Your Governance & Strategy Toolkit
Boards and directors often understand the theory of governance, but its practical application in the boardroom remains a challenge. This is because many boards lack the pragmatic tools and processes to document and implement robust modern governance processes in their boardroom. In this webinar Michael will discuss and provide practical examples across a range of areas (governance, strategic planning, strategic business development and mergers and amalgamations) showing how, using a range of simple but powerful tools, your Board can quickly and easily improve and streamline their governance.