Seven out of ten respondents say they are aware of the
Governance Code and eight of ten say it’s easy to
understand, applicable to their organisation and useful,
states new research.
Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community
Sector is a review of the sector’s awareness
and response to the Code and includes recommendations for
its future development.
The research, commissioned by the Governance Hub, was completed
by nfpSynergy earlier this year.
The research shows: high levels of awareness of the Code
(71% as compared with 61% in 2006); positive attitudes across
the sector towards the Code and that there are no substantive
changes needed (more than 80% say its easy to understand,
applicable to their organisation and useful) ; and a wide
range of organisations using the Code to support governance
development in their organisation (42% of total survey respondents
are using the Code)
Throughout this project the Governance Hub sought to engage
a range of stakeholders across the sector, to gather feedback
on the Code and to assess the extent to which the sector
is engaged in reviewing its governance and what tools and
resources are being used to support this process.
The research involved both quantitative and qualitative
approaches, culminating in a report and a series of 12 case
studies illustrating use of the Code across a range of organisations.
Gill Edelman, former chair of the Governance Hub said:
"The research has also been very helpful in identifying
development priorities that will encourage a wider range
of organisations to make use of the Code.”