Good Governance Principles and Guidance for Not-for-Profits & Charities

Not-for-Profit Governance Principles – Second Edition, January 2019

The Not-for-Profit Principles - Second Edition has been created by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) as part of their commitment to the not-for-profit (NFP) sector and its directors. The guide shares some key principles that are a useful starting point for NFP boards when considering what constitutes good governance practice, and covers aspects such as board composition, board effectiveness, risk and organisational performance.

This revised edition reflects changes in the sector including the heightened expectations of good NFP governance.


Governance for good - the ACNC’s guide for charity board members

This guide is for people who are, or are thinking of becoming, board members of a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).