Community (not-for-profit) governance - what are some of the issues?
Grant, S. (2006). Community (not-for-profit) governance - what are some of the issues? Third Sector Review, 12(1), 39-56.
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A view of community governance is presented, combining not-for-profit literature and reflections from my interactions with four New Zealand primary school Boards of Trustees. With Trustees typically adopting a policy, prescriptive approach to governance, mission-oriented approaches may provide a useful alternative, encouraging critical reflection and proactive behaviour-attributes often overshadowed within the functionalist, accountability-driven formats promoted within the New Zealand education sector. The heavy workload of Trustees is highlighted as I reflect on some of the costs of community-based governance. I conclude that attempts to enhance community-based governance must move beyond 'tools' and begin to address resource issues.
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