Improving Impact (26+ staff) category

The Improving Impact category is split into three different sizes of organisation.

This award is for organisations that can demonstrate how the board has contributed towards the increase of the charity’s impact in relation to its cause, mission and values. We are looking for examples of increasing social impact, not just fundraising or increasing income.

What the judges are looking for

The judges will be looking at how impact is described and measured, and how this has changed, as a result of the role that the board played; and also the longer-term increase in impact for the charity, its beneficiaries and mission, that the board helped achieve.

The entry must focus on the work of the main board, but if any sub-committees or other governance groups outside the main board made a contribution, you are welcome to tell us about that in your response.

Inspiration for your entry

You can read about the 2016 shortlisted entries and the judges’ reflections in our e-book and you can listen to podcasts from the six winning charities talking about governance in their organisation and their award win.



“When we come away with an award like that, it says to them (our patients) and to our donors and for the community of County Durham that we are being governed properly”

St Cuthbert's Hospice

Winners of the Improving Impact (26+ staff) category, Charity Governance Awards 2016

How to enter

Entry is free. You need to check your organisation meets the entry criteria and then start the entry process. Each category offers a £5K prize.

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