Boardmatch is thrilled to have been selected by Craol, the community radio forum of Ireland to help strengthen the governance structures of its member organisations.

Governance has been identified by the Broadcasting Association of Ireland (BAI) as the critical challenge facing community radio stations today. To reflect this, the Association has recently updated its governance handbook in line with the new Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations.

Good governance leads to financial sustainability, to good working environments, to accountability, lack of conflict, and strategic development. In this context, Craol is launching in-station governance training for its members, to be delivered by Boardmatch Ireland.

We are delighted to see that more and more organisations within the sector are making Good Governance a key priority. Boardmatch will engage with 10 community radio stations to assist with their current governance structures, covering all aspects from the governing Constitution to implementing Board evaluations.

Craol is the representative, co-ordinating, lobbying, training, and support group for Irish Community Radio. For more information, visit www.craol.ie