The overriding responsibility of every member of every board of directors is oversight – to continually monitor and assess the effectiveness of the organization they serve.
But when was the last time your board took a look in the mirror at it’s own effectiveness?
Even the most effective boards can lose their “edge” over time, especially volunteer boards whose membership and leadership changes each year. Many nonprofit boards have adopted the best practice of performing an annual self-assessment. The self-assessment process can be very difficult, especially if there has not been a consistent pattern of evaluating the board’s performance in the past.
Consider the following items, as you develop a self-assessment checklist. Does the board…
This is a short list of potential considerations. You might consider reviewing BoardSource’s governance series to determine your board’s effectiveness and governance responsibilities. You might also consider having specialists provide other considerations as you develop a personalized assessment. Good luck.
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