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Managing Leadership Transition for Nonprofits: Passing the Torch to Sustain Organizational Excellence by Laura Watkins, Susan Egmont, Barry Dym

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5. Good Governance

In times of transition, manage carefully but think ambitiously. This is your opportunity to embolden your organization’s passionate vision.

Ensuring Excellence in Governance

Governance in nonprofit organizations refers to the processes and structures used to ensure the accomplishment of the organization’s mission. However, the concept of “good governance” expands to include the achievement of the mission while operating in a consistent and moral manner within the organization’s culture.

What Makes for “Good Governance” During All Parts of an Organization’s Life Cycle?

As we have discussed, everything that a nonprofit organization achieves is based on its mission and vision, and it is the board’s responsibility to ensure ...

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