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Board Health

1 / 10

Board members build ongoing relationships with key stakeholders (such as public officials, major donors, business, and nonprofit leaders) to ensure they understand the organization's value and view it as a partner and nonprofit leader in the community.

2 / 10

The board evaluates its performance against established roles and responsibilities and has a process for re-engaging high-performing, or removing ineffective, board members.

3 / 10

The board uses effective meeting practices that allow for and encourage participation by all members such as: consent agendas; record of board actions; materials distributed prior to meetings; enforcement of attendance policies; and good facilitation.

4 / 10

The board has developed a formal strategy to guide fundraising and define its own fundraising roles and responsibilities.

5 / 10

The organization has a strategic plan in place which the board updates regularly whenever there are significant opportunities, challenges, or other "big" questions that the organization needs to address.

6 / 10

As a board member, I feel that my time and talents are utilized effectively to impact the organization in a positive manner.

7 / 10

The respective roles of the board and CEO are understood and the board refrains from interfering in management decisions.

8 / 10

All board members are able to articulate the organization's mission, history, accomplishments, community benefit, cause and areas of focus to effectively position the organization as a charitable community organization.

9 / 10

The board regularly examines its composition and recruits to fill identified gaps to assure it has sufficient expertise, influence, and resources to help the organization achieve its strategic goals.

10 / 10

The board has established a process for identifying and developing individual board members to assume leadership positions on the board.

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