Rules for self-regulation.

This handbook offers several different types of information. The main headings state generally accepted Principles of nonprofit governance. These principles are the point of reference for Guidelines for good governance, set forth in the sub-headings and elaborated in the accompanying text.

Organisations seeking to strengthen their governance may wonder where to begin putting the advice contained in this handbook into effect. A first step is to use the Implementation Checklist near the end of the handbook to assess your organisation's governance capacity.

Thereafter a gradual approach may make the most sense, with steps prioritised and introduced one by one according to your organisation's needs. The Resources listed at the end offer further information about NGO governance in Eastern Africa.