Organisational Health Checks: A How-to Guide

Health checks are an increasingly accepted way of identifying how your organisation really works and whilst primarily aimed at smaller organisations they can be used as a starting point for larger organisations. 

A health check for your organisation is like an MOT for your car. It enables you to look at all the different elements within your organisation and to check that they are working properly and running smoothly. Like an MOT an annual health check makes sure your organisation is firing on all cylinders.   

Carrying out a health check will enable your trustees to identify how your organisation really works; what is working well and what areas may need further support so that the organisation can function more effectively.  

Changing legislation, policies, procedures and guidance can result in the need to update documentation and practices.  Through regular monitoring and evaluating you can ensure your organisation is in good health. 

We have designed a Health Check Tool, attached here for organisations to help you assess what your organisation is doing well and any areas for improvement. VODA can help you to complete the check and our team are available to discuss how best to support your group’s development. 

Any further queries? VODA can offer support, advice and training to your VCSE group. Please contact VODA’s Core Services Team by telephone on 0191 643 2636 or by email on [email protected] 


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