The aim of the awards is to acknowledge, encourage and promote good governance practice, primarily, in the area of the annual report. This year in addition to the annual report award, there is a new governance award for the best governance improvement initiatives. This new award will recognise initiatives that have been taken in the last 12-18 months to improve the quality of the nonprofit’s governance. For this award, we are looking to nonprofits to submit their good governance initiatives, setting out (briefly – max 750 words) the governance issue(s) they addressed, the actions they took and the impact that this has had for the organisation.
There are many benefits from participating in the GGA.
- It is an opportunity to showcase your organisation and your annual report.
- Demonstrates your commitment to transparency, good communication and governance practice.
- There are two awards types and five different entry categories, so you are competing with organisations of a similar size.
- All annual report entrants to the awards receive excellent feedback and pointers on how to improve their future annual reports.
This year there are 2 award types and 5 entry categories based on the income size of the organisation from those with an annual income of under €250k to those with an annual income of over €15m. Organisations may enter for either award type or for both. A nonprofit organisation must upload their entry to the GGA website www.goodgovernanceawards.ie by the closing date (14th September, 2018). More information on the entry criteria and process is available on the GGA website.
The website is now open for entries until the 14th of September.