Good Governance Code

A code for community organisations in Aotearoa.

We're creating a Good Governance Code for community organisations in Aotearoa.

Currently there is no good governance code to guide not-for-profit community boards. So, we are co-designing a code for our sector. “The Code will bring together knowledge from overseas codes, indigenous frameworks, and te ao Māori,” says Rose Hiha-Agnew, Programme Director for Community Governance NZ.

To identify the foundational principles for the code we want to draw on the insights of people with governance experience in not-for-profits, philanthropic organisations, government agencies, and businesses. We’re offering a series of online co-design sprints to support this.”

The Code will bring together knowledge from overseas codes, indigenous frameworks, and te ao Māori so that it’s at the forefront of what good governance means for us in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

We have put together a foundational document for you as a reference point to help guide our conversations. There are 6 principles within the foundational document that will generate the discussions needed to commit to a complete code for us in New Zealand/Aotearoa.

Background
A series of co-designed workshops from March to June 2022 will be facilitated by Dr Jo Cribb and Rose Hiha-Agnew and will be co-designed with you, our community sector.

These workshops will bring together not-for-profits, philanthropic organisations, government, businesses, and more to create the foundational principles our of code, which will be adopted later this year.

We’d love you to join us at one of our sprints to make sure your sector is represented.

In March 2022 join Dr Jo Cribb and Rose Hiha-Agnew to begin co-designing our code with our not-for-profit community. We'll focus on making it clear and easy to access, and will support its adoption nationwide.

Have a look at the sprint options below and register for the one you would like to attend.

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