Real stories: Change of governance helped a major heritage charity
A major heritage charity had greatly increased its membership over the years. This apparent success had an impact on the management team’s ability to make key decisions due to rules established when the charity was founded.
Every business decision or planned change had to be voted on and agreed to by the charity’s members, which greatly hampered the speed of change. Progress was further hindered where the membership would not agree to the charity’s preferences and plans.
Our charities team not only successfully advised the charity on the necessary changes to their governing documents, they also helped them manage the sensitive internal issues so that the charity’s members accepted and approved the change to everyone’s benefit.