Community Governance


A new series of four videos has been created that aims to help those who are new to the Chair role and to prepare people who may aspire to take on the position. 

A new series of four videos has been created that aims to help those who are new to the Chair role and to prepare people who may aspire to take on the position.

Community Governance

The Steering Group comprise of the below members:  

2020 has been a year like no other. The impact of COVID19 has brought the vital work of community organisations in Aotearoa into sharp relief. Quality governance will be more important than ever as boards navigate the future of their organisations through the pressures of the pandemic, and beyond.

This initiative, under the direction of a community steering group supported by the Centre for Social Impact, supports the development a national strategy for community governance.  The aim of this strategy is to identify what actions can be taken to develop support and lift the capability of those in governance roles in the community, not-for-profit, and non-government sectors.

A toolkit on the sprint process behind the National Strategy for Community Governance.

Five hundred members of community organisations attended the digital launch of a National Action Plan for Community Governance on Wednesday 19 August.  The report identifies six outcomes and fifteen key actions that will strengthen the governance capability of community boards.

This exciting collaboration between the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) and community organisations is swinging into action.  The first of six workshops to design the strategy was held in Wellington on 11 and 12 March. 

The panel discussion between Mel Hewitson, Yvonne Powley, Te Aroha Grace, Mai Chen and Caren Rangi on NGO Governance is now available online...

Kia ora koutou,

Investment in improving the governance of non-government organisations was one of the recommendations of the What is the Future for NGO Governance? report published in September.