What do we mean by Governance?

I recently offered a brain dump to an RCP asking about governance, and I came up with this list. What would you add or change?

  • Staff and leadership:
    • Coordinator (selected) and any other staff (facilitators)
      • job description
      • work plan
      • body that oversees coordinator
    • Host partner (identified in an MOU with core partners)/Fiscal agent
  • Member/Partner Agreements and Guidelines for Actions
    • Partner/member Agreement / MOU
    • Data-sharing agreement
    • Press release protocols
    • Project endorsement guidelines
  • Decision-making processes and bodies and admin (meetings, meeting notes and agendas)
    • all partner meeting
      • Consensus
      • Thumbs up, down, sideways
    • steering committee
    • working groups
      • chairs and co-chairs
    • ad hoc groups
      • GIS teams, etc.
      • Development committees for collaborative fundraising campaigns
  • Data
    • Storing spatial data
    • Internal documents library on Google Drive or Drop box
  • Strategy
    • Mission statement with goals and objectives
    • Map of RCP boundaries
    • Strategic conservation map
    • Strategic action plan
  • Identity
    • Internet presence/own website
    • logo
    • letterhead
  • Communication
    • Internal 
      • Listservs for peer learning and sharing events
      • Email and member lists to maintain
      • Enews
    • External
      • Press release protocol
      • Social media handles/accounts
  • Funding and fundraising
    • Budget
    • Methods and tools for negotiating and tracking donor outreach and grant seeking
    • Transaction cost funds and protocols
      • Minimum criteria for distributing funds

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