Ultimately the Governing Body’s reputation is at stake if a Member organisation has any issues. This is particularly sensitive around safe guarding and inclusivity, which have had some very damming public scandals in recent years. For example UK Athletics and Yorkshire Cricket.
Such scandals not only damage your Sport but also hit your funding capability and access to resources. As a professional NGB you know how Members should operate and what best practice is, but getting your many volunteers to know this is more challenging. This is where Governance 360 helps you.
Governance360 can ensure your Member organisations are doing the right things to avoid and mitigate any potential issues. By supporting volunteers with best practice guidelines you make their roles easier and more enjoyable which in turn stimulates more and better volunteer participation.
You can positively support and simplify your Members’ tasks with pre-built checklists and templates.
To help your Members embrace the solution Governance360 has a meetings portal to simplify and secure the sharing of documents for committee meetings. This on its own will be valuable to your Members, but when combined with the additional support you can provide to your many volunteers will give them peace of mind and provide even more value from their membership of your governing body.
Governance 360 has training and best practice governance actions that can be centrally deployed to all Members and then monitored for adoption. This is particularly important when volunteers are taking responsibility as they change regularly and may be unaware of the risks they should be managing.
The continual access to bite sized, online training, and your ability to monitor adoption and usage of best practice, significantly helps the Governing Body to manage the entire organisation’s risks, whilst not having to interfere at a Member level. A genuine win / win for all involved.
If you have more than 5 Member organisations that have potential risks that could harm your reputation, and you are unaware of their capabilities to manage such risks, then offering your Members Gov 360 will be the best first step you can take to manage your entire organisations’ risks and avoid being the next national scandal.
Gov 360 supports national and regional governing bodies, and their member organisations. This includes sports clubs, charities, churches and other membership organisations.