RISE is managed by a mult-tier governance structure. The Board of Trustees, the management and the General Assembly (GA). The Board of trustees has 9 members and includes young people. The Board is elected by the GA every five years. The GA comprises organizational members which include adolescent girls. The RISE Board of Trustees are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure RISE has adequate resources to advance its mission. One of the most important responsibilities RISE Board has is to hire and set the compensation of a qualified Executive Director to run day-to-day management activities of RISE. Rather than steer the boat by managing day-to-day operations, RISE Board provide strategic foresight, oversight and insight.
The RISE Board has several specific key responsibilities. It provides strategic direction and oversight to the management, provides checks and balances provides oversight and ensures transparency and accountability in financial matters and approves annual accounts, annual budgets and assesses progress against set targets. RISE has a strong and functional decision making structure. Strategic decisions are influenced by adolescent girls because girls are involved when developing policies like strategic plans, and when designing programmes. As such, girls’ real needs are directly reflected in all organizational documents and polices.