Partner Assessment Tool
Does the organisation have:
Legal Registration being Duly Licensed
Registration as a local or international not for profit entity in the country of operation?
Certification as an Entity
A clear and publicly available constitution and policies
a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its partners?
A formal governing instrument?
A constitution/governing instrument that refers to its Constitution and By-laws
A clearly stated process for appointment and termination of executive members
state its Charitable purpose and status as a not for profit organisation
a statement on its distribution of assets policy in the case of dissolution
a copy of its organisational structure
an organisational structure officially recorded with government
a board/executive members that meet regularly and function according to the constitution?
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
any obvious conflicts of interest that could impact governance?
Any Board Members related to members of the executive?
Any involvement in any litigation or subject to serious complaints or investigations?
controls in place to manage the risk of fraud and/or misappropriation of funds?
publicly accessible Annual Reports
• publicly accessible Audited Reports
Its bank account in the organisation’s name
a two signatories policy to withdraw funds
a clear operational budget and means of recording and tracking expenses against the budget
a transparent process for recording gifts and donations
a requirement to obtain and keep original receipts for expenditure
A transparent financial reporting process
written child safeguarding policy
a website that show any areas of possible child abuse (for example disclose children’s identiy, advertise orphanages, promote tourism or unskilled volunteering etc)
child safe screening and recruiting practices
a Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct
a Clear procedure for reporting concerns or allegations,