Good Governance This section is where you'll find valuable information about governance practice, board engagement, legal duties and evaluation tools. We've compiled a series of articles, reports and resources for you and your board to explore. Click any of the links below. Understanding Governance Overview of Governance “Building on Strength: Improving Governance and Accountability in Canada’s Voluntary Sector”, Panel on Accountability and Governance in the Voluntary Sector, Final Report, February 1999. Best Governance Practices Board and Governance “Board and Governance: Creative Trust Open Source Tool Kit”, Jini Stolk, Creative Trust, 2013. Building Boards That Work: Inspired Recruitment Building Boards That WorkDeveloping A Board Recruitment Process By Wild Apricot. Diversity in Governance Ann Decter (editor), Maytree Foundation, 2007. Board Member Work Plan Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, Sample Yearly Work Plan, 2005/2006 Season How Effective Are Your Board Members? Article Simone Joyaux, SOFII, April 22 2014. Board Building: Recruiting and Developing Effective Board Members for Not-for-Profit Organizations The Muttart Foundation and Alberta Community Development, Revised Edition, 1997. Engaging Your Board By Jeannette Archer Simons, Non-profit Resource Network, 2008. Problem Boards or Board Problem? By William P Ryan, Richard P. Chait, and Barbara E. Taylor, Non-profit Quarterly, Summer 2013. Succession Planning Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums/ Fédération canadien des amies des musées, au courant Winter 2012 newsletter, Pg 3-4. Firing Lousy Board Members Article by Simone Joyaux, SOFII, November 15 2013. Defining Board Roles and Responsibilities Primer for Directors of Non-Profit Corporations: Rights, Duties and Practices By Peter Broder (Co-ordinating Editor), Industry Canada, 2002. Good Governance and Board/Staff Relations Article by Mel Gill, Charity Village, June 6 2006. Volunteer Boards and Executive Directors: A Relationship for Organizational Stability By Larissa Silver, Paula Speevak Sladowski, with Robbie Giles, Carmen Drouin and Christopher Jennings, Imagine Canada, 2007. Financial Oversight Board Development: Financial Responsibilities of Not-For-Profit Boards By The Muttart Foundation, Revised Edition 2000. Deconstructing Sustainability By Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka and Steve Zimmerman, Adapted from Non-profit Sustainability, published on Blue Avocado, Oct 5 2012. External Relationships Understanding Community Relevance Discussion Paper By Tandi Williams and Bridget Jones, Australia Council for the Arts, July 2011. Human Resources Are Two Heads Better Than One? By David Leighton and Peter Herrndorf, International Journal of Arts Management, Vol. 4 No.2, Winter 2002, pgs 4-8. Executive Director Performance Review Creative Trust, December 2012, Making the Right Hire: Assessing a Candidate’s Fit with Your Non-profit By Bridgestar, 2008 Other Resources Board Self-Evaluation Tool A Tool for Improving the Governance Practices of Non-Profit Organizations. Good Board Practices Checklist 11 considerations for effective governance. Legal Duties of the Board of Directors An overview of Board structure and legal obligations of a Board. Mutual Responsibilities and Roles of Board Members and Staff Board and staff roles when it comes to mission, programs and activities, communications and community relations, organizational sustainability and personal growth and fulfilment.