Governance in Small NFPs: Request for Focus Group Participants

dreamstime_s-govResearchers from Macquarie Unversity and the University of Western Australia are seeking Directors and CEOs of small Not-for-profit (NFP) organisations (<$10m revenue) for a study focused on governance issues in practice.

The aim is to develop resources and principles for board performance that support better practice board performance under contemporary funding models and contexts.

Our team is seeking participants for 1.5hr focus groups on Wednesday 15th March, to be held in the Sydney CBD (near Wynyard Station).

Groups will be run at two times:

  • 8am to 9:30am
  • 12:30pm to 2pm

The focus groups will be hosted by Professor David Gilchrist (University of Western Australia), Professor Nonna Martinov-Bennie (Macquarie University) and Dr Dale Tweedie (Macquarie University).

We would like to discuss your experiences working on or with a small NFP board, and your views on what governance principles, measures or guides you use or might find useful. This information will assist in the development of practical governance principles and tools.

All individuals and organisations participating in the study will remain anonymous. Participation is entirely voluntarily. No remuneration will be provided, but summarised findings of the study will also be made available to all participants on request.

If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Dale at dale.tweedie@mq.edu.auwith a brief statement of your role and experience and which focus group time would suit you best.

The ethical aspects of this study have been approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any complaints or reservations about any ethical aspect of your participation in this research, you may contact the Committee through the Director, Research Ethics (telephone (02) 9850 7854; email ethics@mq.edu.au). Any complaint you make will be treated in confidence and investigated, and you will be informed of the outcome.

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