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Governance & Board Development

Effective governance is crucial to the success of your organization. And over time, as your organization changes, your governance structures and processes may need to change too.

How do you know if you need to make changes to your governance procedures? Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does your Board have a clear understanding of its core governance functions?
  • Does it have sufficient focus on governance issues compared to operational issues?
  • Does it have a plan for improving the governance of your organization?
  • Is it focused on the key issues and operating effectively?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, it might be time to take a look at your Board’s operation and consider areas for improvement.

Your Dedicated Volunteer Consultant

A MAS Volunteer Consultant, who has an expertise in this area, will work together with your Board to:

  • Establish a common framework for governance
  • Examine various governance models and options
  • Help a Board of Directors understand what governance practices it should be engaged in
  • Identify related by-laws issues for Board and legal consideration
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities
  • Improve Board recruitment, orientation, training and retention
  • Increase the effectiveness of Board operations
  • Maximize the value of Board committees and other supporting structures
  • Evaluate Board dynamics

Contact MAS today and let our experienced team work with you. We’ll support you through a governance review process designed to strengthen your Board’s ability to take on whatever challenges you are currently facing, as well as those that may arise in the future.

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Ready to start on Governance & Board Development?

If you are generally clear what help you would like from MAS you can fill out the Request for Assistance form. You will have the opportunity to talk with a volunteer consultant prior to finalizing the details of the project.

Some of our satisfied clients

Amazing Support

Thank you for the amazing support that you provided us during the past year for our Strategic Planning and Performance Management System.

Kristin Griffith
Executive Director, Harmony Hall

Absolutely Amazing

The ArtHeart Board has approved the strategic plan and is in the process of setting up committees and actually doing the items within the plan — so it's underway. You were absolutely amazing in guiding us through the process.

Seanna Connell
Co-Chair, ArtHeart Community Art Centre

Fantastic Job

MAS has done a fantastic job of facilitating working sessions that have resulted in real agreement and results. I would highly recommend MAS to any agency seeking support for this type of work.

Anne Babcock
COO at WoodGreen