BoardConnect provides services designed to support the boards of non-profit organisations in Australia. We have worked particularly in the arts and cultural sector, the first ongoing governance support service available to the arts, and now work across many different types of organisations in the non-profit sector.
Based in Queensland and now working across many states, BoardConnect began in 2008 as an initiative of consultancy firm Positive Solutions. Our services have been developed in response to non-profit boards’ ongoing need for advice, support and skills development. Initially focused on the needs of arts and cultural organisations, our services now extend both into the broader non-profit sector and around Australia. We have been a fully independent company limited by guarantee since 2010.
We work to strengthen non-profit boards and committees of management of community organisations, to ensure they understand their responsibilities as board members, and govern their organisations for the best outcomes.
All BoardConnect programs can be tailored to suit each organisation's specific needs. Our services include:
Board Self-Assessments: Working with individual boards to support their annual and triennial self-assessment processes. Our services include Facilitated Board Self-Reflection discussions, Board Reviews and Audits at various levels of detail.
Board Development Workshops: A practical and interactive half-day or full-day workshop designed to help board members understand their roles and to maximise the board’s contribution to the organisation. These workshops can be tailored to suit the needs of one board, held in-house for an individual organisation, or scheduled to involve board members from several organisations.
Regular events: We present workshops, breakfast briefings, webinars and Creative Leadership Symposia on the most important issues faced by board members and senior staff in providing the best environment for governance and high performance in their organisations
Confidential Telephone Helpline: A confidential starting point for any board-related question or issue. We can provide immediate advice, or we can refer your inquiry to one of our partner business service firms for specialised advice, initially on a pro bono basis
Fact Sheets: Downloadable fact sheets, resources and templatescovering a wide variety of governance topics
Publications and Articles: A number of useful books, documents and articles on governance
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