You will encounter numerous governance models as you move through the not-for-profit world. A critical point that needs to preface this discussion is that no single model is the ‘correct’ or ‘true’ or ‘best’ model. The important thing is to have a model that will work for your organisation.
Hence, the model you have today could be quite different from the model you will require in 10 years. Some of the governance models most relevant to not-for-profit organisations are outlined in this resource.