Wondering what a board evaluation is? Why it should be done? What an assessment can and can’t do for your board?
October’s 23@ 4 posed those very questions and the presentation here will help you with the answers.
A board evaluation isn’t a test and there is no grade. An evaluation or assessment is more like a health check up – you hope the tests don’t find anything wrong but you go regularly so that if there is something you’ve caught it early!
An assessment is a great way to find out what the board knows, and how the board thinks it’s doing. An assessment can provide an opportunity for discussion, leads to objectives and change.
A Strong Nonprofit Organization is equal to a Strong Board of Directors.
Tools for Board Assessment:
Nonprofit Board Self-Assessment Tool (McKinsey & Company)
Individual Board Member Self Evaluation (Council of Nonprofits)
- Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire (New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits)
- Board Evaluation Form (Colorado Nonprofit Association)
- Checklist to Evaluate a Nonprofit Board (Free Management Library – Carter McNamara)
- Board Self-Assessment: Who is Accountable to Whom? Bruce Fritz and Associates, 2009
- Is Your Board Ready for Self Assessment? Starboard Leadership Consulting