20 June 2019
Nearly all chairs enjoy their role as a board member, understand their responsibilities as board members, and the majority are planning to stay firmly in their seats.
The second Spotlight report from the ICDA not-for-profit governance survey, The View from the Chair reveals fresh insights into the crucial chair's role. The report was released to round out Chairs' Week, as part of the Festival of Community Directors.
Key findings from the report include:
The report is the product of an ICDA sister organisation, the Innovation Lab, where data scientist Paola Oliva-Altamirano analysed the survey results alongside Our Community executive director Kathy Richardson.
"It's interesting to note the outliers in this report - such as those in the sport and recreation sector - and to compare the experience of chairs to other board members," Ms Richardson said.
"We've also heard the views of chairs loud and clear when it comes to their training needs, with fundraising and governance the biggest perceived needs." Ms Richardson said.
This study follows the recent release of the Spotlight report into NFP Impact and Data. ICDA will release further insights from the survey in stages, with the full release of all the data due later this year, but we'd love to hear what you think about this latest report.
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