The Irish Architecture Foundation is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the The Governance Code developed by www.governancecode.ie.
This Governance Code is for board members, managers, staff and volunteers of community, voluntary and charitable organisations and will be an invaluable tool to help your organisation perform to the highest standards possible and give confidence to you and all of your stakeholders.
Good governance means that policies and procedures are in place to ensure an organisation is run well. But good governance is not about rules. It is an attitude of mind. It is about the ethical culture of the organisation and the behaviour of the people on the governing body.
The Governance Code aims to make sure that organisations are run responsibly and that they are rewarded for compliance with elevated reputations and greater efficiency and effectiveness.
The Governance Code clearly outlines the roles, duties and responsibilities of all those who sit on the boards and management committees of community, voluntary or charitable organisations – from the smallest organisation to large domestic and international charities, from all-volunteer groups to organisations with hundreds of staff.
Intended to help organisations do their good work better, the Code is based on principles, not rules, and compliance with it is voluntary.
The Governance Code is based on these five main principles:
1. Leading the organisation
2. Exercising control over the organisation
3. Being transparent and accountable
4. Working effectively
5. Behaving with integrity
More information on the IAF’s Board Members Understanding and Principles HERE
The Statement exists to:
Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organizations they support.
We, the Irish Architecture Foundation, have considered the Statement and believe we meet the standards it sets out. We are currently comply with the Statement, which includes protecting donor rights, providing information about our fundraising activities when necessary, and providing contacts and a format for feedback and complaints. From 2014 we complete the process by including information on our compliance in our next Annual Report.
The Irish Architecture Foundation’s report on our fundraising activities is available in our next Annual Report.
We welcome your feedback on our performance via any of the contact points provided.
For more information about ICTR and the Statement, please visit www.ictr.ie.
If you do have a comment about any aspect of our work, you can contact the Irish Architecture Foundation in writing or by telephone. Your comment will be dealt with by our Office Manager, Síle Stewart.
Please give us as much information as possible and let us know how you would like us to respond, providing relevant contact details.
Irish Architecture Foundation
Former Pathology Building
Hatch Street Upper
Tel: 01 425 4080
We are open Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 6pm.