Articles by Randall Pearce
The Gardener or the Lawyer? Who to Call First When Making Governance Change in NFPs
Not-for-profit governance is awash with change in Australia. Some organisations are moving from being incorporated associations under state law to Companies Limited by Guarantee under the Commonwealth’s Corporations Act. Others are replacing representative boards with skills-based boards. And still others are investigating ways of replacing old federated structures with new national ones. As any lawyer can explain, these changes are all relatively easy to make from a structural point of view.
Inviting Stakeholders to Have a Say in Decision-Making
Power to the People: How NFP Boards can Produce Better Outcomes by Inviting Stakeholders to Have a Say in Their Decision-Making From collaborative consumption to collective impact, we are increasingly recognising that we have a better chance of surviving the future if we pool our talents to collaborate, rather than using them to compete against one another. It is this shift in thinking that prompted Harvard Business Review blogger, Ben Hecht, to declare that ‘Collaboration is the new competition’ in early 20131.