Now that you have outlined your vision and mission, and hopefully set some realistic goals with carefully developed SMART objectives, the next step in starting an NGO in Ghana is to set up a Board of Directors.The Board of Directors serve as the governing body of your NGO. You can instate a maximum of five individuals on your board in Ghana.
Ideally, they will share your vision and mission. These individuals should be experienced and have skills to supplement your own so that the NGO can achieve its vision and mission.
The size and structure of the Board of Directors and its composition may change depending on the needs and priorities of your NGO as time passes.
Your Board of Directors is expected to perform the following functions:
- Hire and supervise the Executive Director of your NGO
- Develop and approve budgets
- Develop policy
- Champion the cause of your NGO
- Represent your NGO to the larger community
- Mobilize funds for your NGO
They can perform any other function that you deem fit.In the next post we’ll look at drafting a constitution for your NGO, a pre-requisite for registering an NGO in Ghana.
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