Nonprofit CEO Performance Evaluation
Currently, there are 1,080,130 charitable and religious tax-exempt organizations in the U.S., and 82.3 percent of them had operating budgets of less than $1 million.* Each of these organizations, however, has a CEO/Executive Director who plays an essential role in the organization and materially impacts the organization's ability to fulfill its mission and create sustainability for future generations. Without an effective Executive Director, the organization is leaderless and, without a leader, the organization and its future are in jeopardy.
Every year, not-for-profits are faced with the essential task of evaluating the performance of their CEO/Executive Directors. This activity may be among the most important tasks as board of directors is tasked to perform. It is on virtually every governance best practice list.
How can board members be a part of a meaningful, well-rounded CEO/Executive Director evaluation that can be benchmarked each year? Tweed-Weber-Danks offers an easy to access, online Nonprofit CEO/Executive Director's Performance Evaluation. Board members will be asked to rate how well the CEO/Executive Director is meeting expectations in the following 12 key leadership performance areas:
It also provides the opportunity for board members to answer three essential open-ended questions regarding the CEO/Executive Director:
The overall evaluation will help board members benchmark the CEO/Executive Director's performance levels on a repeatable basis. It is a complete one-stop process that makes it simple and easy for a board to fulfill this important governance responsibility and acknowledged best practice.
Completing the assessment online will take about 15 minutes. Once completed, board members simply submit their assessments and the data goes directly to Tweed-Weber-Danks, Inc. for analysis. A user-friendly summary report will then be prepared and submitted to the organization (e.g. board chair, governance committee chair, CEO/Executive Director -- whoever is leading the effort).
If you would like to read through our official proposal, you may download a copy.** To inquire about implementing the Tweed-Weber-Danks Nonprofit CEO/Executive Director Evaluation with your board members, please email us or call us at 1-800-999-6615. We're happy to help.
*National Council of Nonprofits
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"It provided an opportunity for me to get first-hand feedback from the board in terms of my performance. It lets me see where the board thinks I’m performing well, but more important, where there are opportunities for improvement. It is essential to involve the board in this evaluation because it is my responsibility to meet the expectations of each and every board member."