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Governance

Board room rsGood governance is essential to our success and our Board Members play a vital role in serving our cause by ensuring the proper procedures and policies are in place to manage the charity's resources effectively. They provide long-term vision, financial and strategic oversight, and protect our Charity's reputation and values.

Founded by accountants, Starfish prides itself on transparency and financial acumen. In the UK, our administrative costs are kept to a minimum thanks to the management accounts being prepared by a qualified Board Member. And in Canada, the Board run Starfish on an entirely voluntary basis, mirroring the incredible commitment of time and energy shown by our dedicated teams across the network.

Good communication between country Boards is ensured by our Global Steering Committee made up of representatives from each Board who meet quarterly. Please click on the right hand links to find out more about the local teams.

Starfish Competencies

Starfish has an established a monitoring, evaluation and reporting team with a database and system able to gather, integrate, analyse and present data for all reporting requirements. This requires that each CBO submits a monthly statistical report, which records the number and type of services delivered per child, plus a quarterly narrative and financial report.

Our key strengths lie in:

  • Grant management
  • Project management
  • Capacity Development, through coaching (via phone, email, Skype and on- site technical support)

With over 15 years' experience we:

  • Support over 14 000 children (annually)
  • Deliver innovative, sustainable and cost effective programmes
  • Demonstrate professional reporting and financial accountability
  • Boast strategic public and private partners
  • Demonstrate excellent governance