S1 - Preamble
S2 - Partnerships
S3 - Governance
S4 - Organizational Integrity
S5 - Finances
S6 - Fundrainsing & Communications to the Public
S7 - Management Practices & Human Ressources
S8 - Acheiving Compliance
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Summary
Governance
S 3.2
Raison d'être
Indicators of Compliance
Ethical Questions to ask
Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of poor practice
  1. All voting members of the governing body shall serve without compensation, except for reasonable expenses incurred to fulfill their organizational duties.

Why
Why
Serving without compensation from the Organization enhances the ability of members of the governing body to make independent decisions, and to also be seen as independent. Their interest stays focused on the best outcomes for the Organization. Members of the governing body are not indebted, financially or otherwise, to any paid staff or other interest.
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Indicators of Compliance
Indicators of Compliance
  • Members are not financially compensated for their service on the governing body.
  • There is a policy specifying reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred while fulfilling governance duties.
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Ethical Questions to ask
Ethical Questions to ask
  • Do we have any “hidden” forms of compensation for members of the governing body?
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Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of good ethical practice
  • Ensuring that no member of the governing body is paid or in other ways compensated for serving on that body.
  • Not permitting any member of the governing body to charge the Organization for services rendered to the Organization, even if the person would normally charge a fee or receive wages for such service.
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Examples of poor practice
Examples of poor practice
  • Issuing tax receipts to members of the governing body for “in kind” contributions of time or services.
  • Providing reimbursements that exceed normal costs for modest meals, travel or other expenses.