The not-for-profit sector employs 8% of the Australian workforce and contributes $15 billion per annum to the Australian economy (Third Sector, Lyons, 2008). With over 4,000 incorporated associations very little is understood about the characteristics of best practice associations. Association Executive Services developed this association self-assessment tool as a means to assisting management to understand their current performance against best practice associations.
As a person who has an interest, employed or a leader of the association, there are limited opportunities to review and assess the total management systems within the organisation. By completing this self - assessment you will be able to compare your perception of the association with others within the same organisation who have completed the same assessment. You will also have the opportunity to compare your association with others from associations who have completed the same assessment.
The results of this assessment will be used to better understand the areas of excellence and improvement in your organisation. On some occasions, general results may be shared with stakeholders within the association however, all results are presented anonymously. Councilors, directors, senior management and all are asked to rate the association against the criteria.
Answer all the questions from your perspective or knowledge of the organisation.
Please note if you tick the last box and indicate you have evidence it is working then you must be prepared to present how the system is working and the results.