The Community Services sector is changing and small and medium not for profit organisations have been feeling the effect of these changes for quite some time. We all know that there are even more challenging changes to come.
Part of these challenges will be strengthening the sector, our boards, and our organisations. This will have improved outcomes on our communities, through improved sustainabiity, governance and accountability of our organisations.
However, the changing environment and discussions on the future must include the expertise and knowledge from an engaged and professional network of boards within the sector. The Coalition of Community Boards also seeks to be part of any co-designing processes with program and policy makers to ensure the resiliance, responsiveness, professionalism and capability of community led, place based organisations.
It is important that we work collaboratively, within localities and across Queensland to strengthen our boards, engage in policy and planning discussions, and work with governments and larger organisations for the benefit of our communities.