Dóchas members are constantly striving to find new ways to increase their long-term impact.
Accountability is at the heart of the work done by Irish NGO’s. For Dóchas members, being accountable means taking responsibility for your actions and responding to comments from anyone interested in or affected by your work. Above all, accountability is about involving and listening to people.
Dóchas members have therefore set clear and objective professional standards for their work. They provide ample information for all their stakeholders to see how these standards are being applied, and crucially, on how people can comment on their organisation.
Dóchas is committed to full transparency, accountability and good practice standards in our work. To find out more about our commitments click here.
- Dóchas 'Guidelines on Partnerships with Southern CSO's (2013)
- Dóchas 'Report on a Review of the Annual Reports and Financial Statements of Dóchas Members' (2011)
- Dóchas 'Accountability: A Matter of Trust' (2010)
- Dóchas 'How to Recognise an Effective NGO' (2010)
- Dóchas 'NGO Accountability: Issues, Lessons and Challenges for Dóchas and its Members' (2006)
Dóchas Checklists, Templates and Other Useful Tools
- Dóchas Conflict of Interest Policy (Members of the Dóchas Board)
- Dóchas Checklist for Board Self-Evaluation
- Dóchas Board Meeting Evaluation Sheet
- Dóchas Guidelines for Annual Reports and Financial Statements for NGOs (2013)
- GGAI and Dóchas Code of Corporate Governance
- What is the Code of Corporate Governance?
- Corporate Governance Assessment Tool (2011)
- NGO Partner Survey 2010 (Keystone Performance Surveys)
- Listen First: Practical ways of improving accountability for NGOs (Concern and Mango, 2008)
To find out more details on how to ensure your organisation maintains high standards of excellence please visit our "Standards of Excellence - Codes and Guidelines" section.