Governance in the charity sector refers to the systems and processes for managing the overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of an organisation.
As community organisations working for public benefit, charities are accountable to the public. Good governance is increasingly an important criterion for the public and stakeholders to decide whether to donate or volunteer their services to a charity. The board of each charity has the responsibility to implement good governance practices for the effective performance and operation of their charity.
The Charity Council hopes that the Code will help charities prepare themselves to cater to an increasingly discerning public and allow members of the public to understand the hallmarks of good governance.
Code Of Governance For Charities And IPCs (2011) (English)
Code Of Governance For Charities And IPCs (2011) (Chinese)
With effect from financial year commencing 1st January 2018, charities should refer to the Code of Governance for Charities and IPCs (April 2017).
Code of Governance for Charities and IPCs (April 2017) (English)
Code of Governance for Charities and IPC (April 2017) (Chinese).
To know more about the state of governance in the charity sector, you could refer to the following reports here.
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