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Board Developement

A well-functioning Board of Directors is essential for nonprofit organizations not only to meet legal requirements, but also to successfully achieve their   goals.The type of board you develop will depend on your organization’s size, mission, stage of development and fundraising goals.

A 2-Step Exercise for Designing Your Best Board

Source: PhilanTopic
Andy Robinson, a Vermont-based nonprofit consultant and author, shares a simple board self-evaluation exercise to help you clarify your boards strengths and weaknesses.
Posted on: March 12, 2015
Topics: Board | Board Development | Evaluation

Board Chairs – Good, Bad and Mediocre

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Simone Joyaux looks at how to elevate your mediocre board chair to a great one in an article for the Nonprofit Quarterly.
Posted on: February 3, 2014
Topics: Board | Board Development

Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire

The Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire—available as an online tool—allows nonprofit boards to assess their effectiveness in 12 aspects of governance, ranging from board-staff roles to external relations practices. This tool has been used by hundreds of boards and thousands of board members throughout the US and abroad since 2009. Learn More
Posted on: March 1, 2013
Topics: Online Tools

Board Self-Assessment Tool

The Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire helps New Hampshire nonprofit boards identify how the board might be strengthened and assists boards in identifying priorities for board development activities. The tool now includes the option of online administration and tabulation of the results.
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Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Board | Board Development | Evaluation


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