The Importance of Community Governance
Many of us give back to our communities by taking governance roles in community organisations. These organisations make a difference to New Zealanders in many ways, from providing services to vulnerable families and whānau, to youth, and to the elderly. They deliver sports, arts, environmental and cultural programmes. They employ around 100,000 people (nearly 5 percent of the workforce) and contribute nearly 3 percent to GDP.
National Strategy for Community Governance
To support and lift the capability of those in governance roles in the community, not-for-profit, and non-government sectors, the Centre for Social Impact is collaborating with a group of organisations to lead the development a national strategy for community governance.
Governance for good; developing the capability of New Zealand’s $20 billion not-for-profit sector
A report into the future of governance for New Zealand’s 114,000 (NGOs), produced in partnership with the Superdiversity Institute, has identified a need for considerable investment into NGO governance capabilities.