Good Goverance, Non-profit LO23722

From: Glebe Stcherbina (
Date: 01/04/00

Replying to LO23718 --

Greetings Ken,

Over the past 35 years I have worked as a volunteer for several Not for
Profit organizations in several capacities: from a Team member of a Civil
Defence Unit to Vice President of an University Alumni Association. In
every case, I contributed to the governance in my own way. Whilst I knew I
had no tangible ownership of the organization, I had an 'intangible share
holding' through my value system which was integrated into the operational
activities and decision making processes. In Not for profit Organizations,
motivation and good governance comes from within. Set a standard and try
to improve upon it through self examination and peer support groups.

As a leader or manager, you need to recognize the basis of an individual's
value system, harness it and help that individual to grow within the
organization. I have worked in several industry sectors including Tertiary
Education to MBA level and found that this approach works well for both
Not for Profit organizations and Corporations alike.

I hope my comments are of some value to you.

Kind regards,

Glebe Stcherbina
Sydney, Australia
Ken Te Tau wrote:

> Kia Ora, Greetings from Wellington, New Zealand.
> I have recently read the Dance of Change and would like to ask a question.
> In an organisation that is a charitable trust, (non-profit) how do you
> promote good governance where employees have no ownership prospects? In
> particular, in a school setting.
> reference The Dance of Change page 401
> Raewyn Te Tau


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