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Deep Governance Matters: The world of community service and mission

Deep Governance Matters: The world of community service and mission

Kathleen Donnellon
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Organisations and social institutions – such as schools, hospitals, aged-care facilities, disability-support services, and community support organisations – provide stability and security for all Australians. But who runs these organisations that we depend on? And what is it that these people actually do?

If you’re interested in sharing in the work of a faith-based, not-for-profit board, Deep Governance Matters answers questions you might have felt too awkward to ask. It is your key to the boardroom door. If you already hold governance responsibilities as a board director, board member, CEO, or part of a mission team, this book can offer practical insights and new perspectives on achieving your mission goals.

Whether you read it cover to cover, or dip into specific chapters, Deep Governance Matters is a terrific resource and an engaging read.

Foreword by Michael McGirr. (scroll down to watch Michael launch Deep Governance).

Kathleen Donnellon is a lawyer, mediator and facilitator.  For the past 15 years, Kathleen has been a board director and board Chair of various faith based, not-for-profit organisations, mainly involved in international and local aid programs and in education.  Kathleen has worked in private legal practice as well as in community-based law and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Course. She taught at the University of Melbourne Law School, where she lectured in mediation and dispute resolution. Kathleen lives in Melbourne with Tony. They have three grown up children and two needy dogs. 

Deep Governance Matters casts a contemporary light on faith-based ministries with a tone which is pithy, honest and engaging ... (It) encompasses a lot of common sense, for example, Who runs the organisation – the CEO or the Board? Many such apparently simple questions are asked, and the answers provided in this book show that they are often not the simple questions they first appear to be. -– Brigid Arthur csb, AO Founder and Project Coordinator, Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project

Watch a short introduction to the book by Kathleen Donnellon:

Watch the full interview with author Kathleen Donnellon as she discusses her book and its application:

Watch the launch of Deep Governance Matters - launched on 16 May 2023 by Michael McGirr:


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