The Good Governance Awards for Nonprofits in Ireland

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Deadline: 13 September 2019

The Good Governance Awards is now open for submissions. This Awards recognises and encourages adherence to good governance by nonprofit organisations in Ireland. The awards were developed by Carmichael with the support of our partners and leading national bodies in the nonprofit sector.

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Now in its fourth year, The Good Governance Awards is an initiative that recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by nonprofits in Ireland.

Aims

The Good Governance Awards seek to;

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  • Acknowledge, encourage and promote good governance practice in the area of annual reports and others areas of good governance practice.
  • Support and encourage the nonprofit sector to use their annual reports and financial statements to showcase their embracement of and adherence to good governance.
  • Provide practical examples to other organisations as to what an excellent or very good director’s report and financial statements look like.

Type of Awards

  1. Annual Report Award
    • To enter, the organisation must meet the following entry requirements;
      • The organisation must be an Irish (i.e. its registered head office is in the Republic of Ireland) not-for profit organisation with social purpose objective. It 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.
      • A signed copy of the organisation’s most recent Annual/Directors’ Report and Financial Statements must be submitted in pdf file format via the GGA website in pdf file format before the closing date of the 13th of September 2019.
      • No other additional supporting documentation is required or will be assessed for the initial screening and shortlisting stage. Shortlisted listed organisations may be asked to supply additional information to assist the judges in their adjudications.
    • NB: Nonprofits that produce separate annual reports and financial statements should submit both documents otherwise, they risk losing marks for areas not addressed in the single document.
  2. Governance Improvement Initiative Award
    • To enter, the organisation must meet the following entry requirements;
      • The organisation must be an Irish (i.e. its registered head office is in the Republic of Ireland) not-for profit organisation with social purpose objective. It 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.
      • Submit via the GGA website their good governance initiative entry, setting out (briefly – max 750 words in MS Word or pdf file format) the governance issue(s) they addressed, the actions they took and the impact that this has had for the organisation before the closing date of the 13th of September 2019. One good governance initiative entry only per organisation

Organisations may enter for either award type or for both.

Award Categories

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In 2019 there will be two award types and five entry categories for each award type. These are:

  • 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 between €5 million and €15 million
  • Category 5; for organisations with an annual turnover of over €15 million.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

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For more information, please visit https://goodgovernanceawards.ie/

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