This course is designed for social enterprises that are registered or intend to register as charities. It provides an easy-to-follow guide for board members, charity trustees, managers and volunteers tasked with implementing good governance practices that are compliant with the Charities Governance Code.
The course is also designed to help new charity trustees learn about their governance role and responsibilities and may form part of board induction training.
The resources and templates that accompany the course may prove helpful for trustees and managers who do not have a background in corporate governance or policy development. This course can be accessed for 12 months after purchase.
Structured as a practical and instructive 7.5 hours long eLearning course, the Governance and Charities Governance Code course and resource site provides you with a step-by-step approach to implementing appropriate standards of good governance in your non-profit organisation.
What is the Charities Governance Code?
The Charities Governance Code is made up of -
- six principles of governance, which all charities should apply,
- core standards that we expect all charities to meet when putting the principles into action, and
- additional standards that reflect best practice for charities with high levels of income and/or complex organisational and funding structures and/or a significant number of employees.
The Code was written with volunteer-only charities and charities with a small number of paid staff in mind, as this reflects the reality of the charity sector in Ireland where these two groups make up the majority of registered charities.
Additional governance standards have been included, which more complex charities are expected to meet.
For these reasons, the Code is relevant for every charity operating in Ireland.
Note: Once an e-Learning course is booked, it could take up to 48 hours for login details to be provided.