Good organisational governance assures those who benefit from your organisation’s work that your organisation is serving their best interests as well as it can.

Organisations with good governance have strong leadership and effective organisational management and administration. They are transparent and accountable to stakeholders and respect the rights of stakeholders to participate in making and implementing decisions. They also have an effective governing body responsible for oversight of the organisation’s assets and overall strategic direction, and a governing document stating the purpose of the organisation and how it will be run.


Need to strengthen your organisation in this area? See our recommended resources.

Case studies

To learn from the experience of other conservation organisations see our case studies.


Do you need to measure your progress in this area? See our suggested indicators.