Impactful Governance - Community Interest Company
To work in genuine partnership with community organisations, supporting and developing their growth.
Help charities to recognise and deliver their own Charitable aims.
Support short to medium transitions or crisis.
Determine clear Governance and best practice.
To make a difference, bringing out the best in individuals and organisations by promoting positive aspects of organisational development.
The loss of funding from statutory organisations or the possibility of closures are becoming more acute. Small to medium organisations with limited income streams, lack of skills or knowledge of the funding sectors or inertia to change due to historic support or funding that is dwindling, can no longer be relied upon. With some organisations having unqualified or inflexible staff to deliver services or projects, there is a clear need to look at charities with more of a business focus and to examine from the very foundation whether the Governance is correct, in place and has clearly defined roles and responsibilities. There is an overwhelming pressure for the CEO or staff to deliver and some may feel that they are at a potential breaking point. Organisations may be in breach of their own Charitable Aims as they strive to survive and are tempted to deliver projects that are available rather than what they were set up to achieve. This has been the demise of many reputations and a direct result of chasing funds without a clear Governance structure or strategic checking of the charity’s operations. Relationships between Board Members, CEO and staff can be strained without a clear Governance and this may result in friction, mistrust, in-fighting or a Machiavellian approach which is totally at odds with why the charity was formed and which stops it from delivering its objectives.