Nonprofit Board of Directors Self-Assessment
It is commonly said that behind every strong nonprofit organization, you will find a strong board of directors. Why? Because the strength of the organization as a whole is a reflection of how well the board operates in its governance function.
Ideally, your board is composed of diverse skills, talents, and perspectives. The goal is to get every board member involved, engaged, and energized so they partner together and leverage their skills to advance your organization’s mission and vision. This type of collaboration is a best practice for your nonprofit to operate at its highest and best level.
Tweed-Weber-Danks offers an easy to access, online Nonprofit Board of Directors Self-Assessment. Board members will be asked to rate their levels of agreement with specific statements in the following eight categories:
It is essential to get answers from each board member relative to the following questions (just to name a few):
Having engaged board members is crucial to how well your nonprofit organization performs and achieves its mission. The collective voice of the board should be heard as a regular part of board management/development and the way the board functions.
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 Board of Directors Self-Assessment with your board members, please email us or call us at 1-800-999-6615. We're happy to help.
*If a preview does not appear on your screen, click "File," then "Download." You will need Adobe PDF.
"A board evaluation measures a board’s ability to effectively govern and to work together to fulfill the organization’s mission and vision. Identification of strengths and weaknesses gives the board chair and the executive director the needed knowledge to improve and amend practices and strategies, engage the entire board, and create a healthy and energized board."