Judging Criteria for the Good Governance Awards
To help you submit your entry we have set out the headings for the judging criteria of entries to the Good Governance Awards along with some of the areas judges will consider using the weighted marking scheme. We have also developed a template Annual Activity Report (for Category 1 organisations) and a template Annual Report (for Category 2-4 organisations) – these templates provide guidance on the areas that the judging process will use to shortlist and select the category winners.
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Annual Report/Directors’ Report and Financial Statements
Mission, purpose & objectives
- Is it clear what the organisation’s purpose and key objectives are?
- Does it provide an insightful commentary on the organisation’s broader sector/ environment?
Strategy & Performance
- Does it provide a clear review of the NFP’s performance for the relevant year as well as how the current year’s strategy links to the longer term strategy of the organisation?
- Does it have measurable goals and show progress against those goals?
- Does it show what was achieved in the current year?
- Does it describe any challenges or barriers that the organisation encountered that prevented or constrained the achievement of goals and describe what actions/measures the organisation plans to take to address these challenges and constraints?
- Does it describe its future plans to achieve its strategic goal?
Outputs Outcomes & Impacts
- Does it demonstrate the difference/impact the NFP has made in the year in terms of what it has done or achieved (outcomes) and the difference it has made (impact)?
- Does it provide measures of outputs, outcomes and impact – e.g. use of case studies and testimonials?
- Does it give long –term trend data in relation to achievement of outcomes?
- Are the metrics linked to the organisations long-term strategy objectives?
- Does it provide clear information on the funding it received and how that funding was used by source/type?
- Does it provide analysis or information on key movements in funding from the previous years?
- Does it provide reasons/factors for the movement?
- Does it set planned actions to be taken to improve/ensure sustainability of future funding?
- Does it highlight any risks/challenges to future funding?
- Does it provide details of how the NFP is organised and governed?
- Does it describe the role of the board & board committee?
- Does it details of board meeting attendance?
- Does it provide details of sub-committee attendance?
- Does it provide a profile of Board members, skills, tenure, rotation?
- Does it provide details on how new board members are recruited, inducted and on-going development?
- Does it set the organisation’s approach to risk management?
- Does it provide details on the organisation’s resources?
- Does it describe the organisation’s approach to remuneration & performance management?
- Does it (if relevant) describe its fundraising activities and has the organisation signed up to the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising?
- Does it describe the organisation’s approach to investment policy?
- Has it adopted/or is in compliance with the Governance Code and/or other Best Practice Codes & Quality Standards?
- Does it describe the organisation’s Employees & Volunteers?
- Does the annual report comply with the disclosure requirements of the Companies Act/Charities Act etc?
- Is the annual report SORP compliant?
- Does the annual report disclosure all significant accounting policies
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