Good Governance is about following a number of guiding principles when making decisions and providing services.
Transparency - holding open meetings of members; providing good information; clearly explaining issues and decisions; keeping accurate records.
Accountability - ensuring reports and decisions are easily understood, available, accurate and complete; encouraging participation and scrutiny.
Consensus oriented - ensuring all members have the opportunity and are encouraged to contribute; working to gain general acceptance in decision-making.
Equitable and Inclusive - making sure the charity is representative of its users, members and the wider community and does not discriminate or exclude in any of its actions, policies and practices.
Responsive - being good at listening and communicating; actively seeking views and being prepared to change.
Following the rule of law - ensuring that legal and Charity Commission requirements are followed and that annual reports and returns are accurate and submitted on time.
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