Tanarra Philanthropic Advisors (TPA) has launched their new fully automated charity Board Health Check.
06 Dec 2021
Tanarra Philanthropic Advisors (TPA), a probono enterprise of the Tanarra Capital has launched a free, fully automated charity Board Health Check to help charity boards succeed in achieving their mission and goals.
With content specific to charities the Board Health Check comprises pre‐populated questions, automated feedback, and an outcomes report. It is considered to be an Australian first and is set to help time-poor voluntary boards become as effective as possible, beyond their legal compliance.
This online free Health Check enables charity boards uncover their top performance areas, key areas for improvement, and shows where director alignment is or is not.
TPA has developed this Health Check drawing on decades of boardroom and charity sector experience of the Tanarra investment and TPA teams, with support from the Governance Institute of Australia, and technology management consultant Dave Bonnett.
Australia has almost 60,000 registered charities, of which two‐thirds are small organisations with an annual revenue of less than $250,000. The vast majority are governed by voluntary boards of directors who are fully committed to the purpose but often time stretched.
The Health Check comprises mainly multiple‐choice questions with a few commentary brainteasers. It is deliberately designed to be quick, easy, and insightful, but draw out areas of agreement or difference between directors. Individual director responses are anonymous.
Lisa Kingman, CEO of Tanarra Philanthropic Advisors said “We believe this Health Check will allow all charities to have greater clarity on their strengths and weaknesses, and their overall effectiveness, structure, meetings, individual conduct and financial and legal compliance. It incorporates practical ideas to address areas for improvement and build on their strengths. Healthy boards should translate to healthy charities and that means greater social change regardless of whether the focus is on homelessness, conservation, or cancer.”
Chair of education charity EdConnect Australia, Elena Mogilevski, said “The process of answering the actual 44 questions was as valuable as the results. It highlighted the things we need to be thinking about, e.g., the board regularly seeks feedback from those it serves.”
Leon Cox, General Manager Membership and Engagement, Governance Institute of Australia said “To have a complimentary tool available to aid how charities govern their own entities means more time and resources can be directed into their own purpose and by extension better outcomes for society. Governance Institute is delighted to have had the opportunity to provide input and feedback on this amazing health check tool for charities.”
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