2018 Good Governance Award Categories
In 2017, An Award will be made in each of the following categories
Category 1; for volunteer only and organisations with an annual turnover of less than €250,000
Category 2; for organisations with an annual turnover of between €250,000 and €1 million.
Category 3: for organisations with an annual turnover of between €1 million and €5 million.
Category 4; for organisations with an annual turnover of over € 5 million.
The annual income turnover threshold for determining the relevant award category is based on the income stated in the organisation’s annual financial statement for 2016/17.
Annual Report/Director’s Report & Financial Statements
Best Governance Improvement Initiative
To enter, the organisation must meet the following entry requirements;
The nonprofit organisation must be an Irish (i.e. its registered head office is in the Republic of Ireland) nonprofit organisation. We use term “nonprofits” or “nonprofit organisations” as shorthand for civil society organisations. We don’t call them companies because many are not incorporated; we don’t call them charities because many don’t fall within the definition of a charity in law, or they have not yet registered as charities.
The widely respected John Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project came up with this way of defining civil society organisations: they are;
- Organised: with some kind of formality and institutional reality;
- Private: institutionally separate from government;
- Non-profit distributing: not returning any surpluses generated to members or owners;
- Self-governing: in a position to control their own activities and have their own internal procedures for governance;
- Voluntary: participation in these organisations must not be mandatory.
The organisers of the Good Governance Awards (GGA) will use the above John Hopkins University’s defining criteria to determine if an applicant organisation is a nonprofit organisation for the purposes of the GGA and reserve the right to exclude applications from organisations who the organisers believe do not fully meet these criteria.
Nonprofit applicants for the awards can be any one of the following organisation types;
- Incorporated organisation – Company Limited by Guarantee
- Registered Charity
- Un-incorporated organisation, – community/voluntary group or association
- Social Enterprise.
Type 1: Annual Report/Director’s Report & Financial Statements
A signed copy of both the organisation’s most recent Annual/Directors’ Report and Financial Statements – for 2016/2017 must be submitted in pdf file format before the closing date of the 16th of September 2017.
Annual Activity Report Template (Word Document)
Annual Activity Report Template (PDF Document)
Annual Report Template (Word Document)
Annual Report Template (PDF Document)
NB: If your organisation prepares a separate Annual Activity Report (with only summary financial information) and Annual Financial Statements, please submit both documents to ensure that your entry is assessed under all the assessment criteria.
Also if your organisation files abridged financial statements with the Companies Registration Office (CRO), your application will not be eligible for consideration for an award.
No other additional supporting documentation is required or will be assessed for the initial screening and shortlisting stage.
Up to five nonprofit organisations may be shortlisted in each category. Shortlisted listed organisations may be asked to supply additional information to assist the judges in their adjudications. The judges may also view the organisation’s website as part of the assessment process. Details of any additional information requirements (if any) will be communicated to the shortlisted organisations.
Type 2: Best Governance Improvement Initiative Award
A copy of the organisation’s good governance initiative taken in the last 12-18 months to improve the quality of the nonprofit’s governance. Setting out (briefly – max 750 words) the governance issue(s) addressed by the organisation, the actions they took and the impact that this has had for the organisation. (PDF/Word Format)