What does ICT have to do with good governance?

Trustees may have valuable practical ICT skills but their key role is to ensure that policies are in place to cover legal responsibilities such as personal safety, data protection and health and safety. They must also help develop and implement plans to ensure the organisation has the resources and support it needs. Trustees need to consider ICT in the context of:

  • Strategic planning and evaluation;
  • ICT planning;
  • Risk management;
  • Procurement;
  • Recruiting staff, trustees and volunteers;
  • Fundraising;
  • Transparency and accountability;
  • Communications.

A good mix to have on a Board of Trustees is to have technically savvy people who can help consider new ideas as well as those with less knowledge who can ask questions about risks, benefits, budgets and impact.

For more information you can download the ICT Survival Guide for Trustees (824) book (398Kb) or view it online here.

www.ictknowledgebase.org.uk/riskassessment

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