Results and achievements of NFPs are now more closely tied to the mission of the organisation and data is needed to measure these results, he told the AGS session on Resolve and Resilience: What’s Next for NFPs?

The pressure is now on boards to turn these expectations into reality. “Directors must keep their heads above day-to-day operational pressures,” said Ronalds.

“They need to focus on the longterm strategic piece. Most NFP boards spend too much time on operational risks and too little time on longterm trends and their mission.”

Ronalds joined Anne Cross AM FAICD, Chair, The Uniting Church in Australia and Paul Ryan GAICD, Chair, Ballarat Community Health on the NFP panel session.