Governance information for new officers

Created: November 12, 2019 at 9:58 AM | Updated: February 2, 2024 | By Charities Services

As an officer your biggest responsibility is to act in the best interest of your charity, making sure it remains focused on its purpose and the benefit it provides to the public.


Charities Services have developed a 1-page resource for new officers that is a starting point to help them understand their role and how they can contribute to governing their charity well.

Highlighted topics include:

  • understanding your rules and your role
  • knowing your legal obligations
  • managing risks carefully
  • looking after your finances
  • keeping good records
  • being strategic and sustainable
  • keeping learning.

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