Governance is about the oversight required to ensure that an organisation is being run properly. This responsibility usually sits with a Board or Executive Committee, which is appointed for this purpose.
In general, the Board or Executive Committee will be responsible for:
Ensuring the organisation meets it's legal obligations
Ensuring the finances of the organisation are accounted for
Being a good employer to any staff
Setting the strategic goals and direction of the organisation
We have put together some resources to help answer some of the most commonly asked questions about governance responsibilities.