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The high profile woes of the Otago Rugby Union may be a timely reminder of the risks that may be faced by those governing voluntary organisations whose financial position becomes precarious.
Strategic planning is required of councils under the Local Government Act 2002, and Parliament presumably believed that this would improve the performance of local authorities
Too many people accept appointment to positions of governance in charities without fully understanding that being a trustee involves serious and onerous duties, and that being a trustee or committee member of a charity may be a complex burden…
Mark von Dadelszen, author of Law of Societies, 3rd Edition, 2013, and Member’s Meetings, 3rd Edition, 2012 Many community organisations reach a point where they ask (or should be asking) this question – does our organisation have a future? Before adopting a negative or defensive attitude to that question it is worth reflecting on some […]
Mention “meeting procedure” and the almost universal reaction is “Boring!!!” A meeting punctuated by points of order about meeting processes and procedural motions can, indeed, be boring.
Just as there is often confusion about the quorum for meetings, discussed in my last article, so, too, there is often confusion about proxies at meetings.