openness

Openness

Developing a culture of openness in charities can be challenging because there are some things which are confidential and should be treated as such.  However committees should consider where the boundaries are and how they can communicate with people about their organisations.  The creation of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has given the public more access than ever to information about charities.

Stakeholder involvement

In order to be open, responsive and accountable, management committees need to actively engage with their organisation's stakeholders.   Entering into dialogue with stakeholders can bring a number of benefits to the management committee and the organisation: