Mother board Self-Assessment

The 6th of a board’s five tasks is to screen, critique and improve its very own effectiveness. When this may be the most challenging for the five, it is one of the most important. Boards that regularly self-evaluate make a strong statement that they take their responsibility seriously. Outsiders, including rating agencies and attorneys general, observe a board’s commitment to regularly performing an objective self-evaluation as a key factor in good governance.

Plank self-assessments are a critical tool in helping boards develop, hone and implement techniques that lead to healthy, vibrant and effective governance. They serve a vital role in making sure directors will be fulfilling their fiduciary tasks and behaving in the company’s best interest.

A well-designed and conducted board self-assessment provides a road map to improved governance for all participants. It helps panels understand the strengths and weaknesses, and just how those influence the board’s ability to provide the organization. It also allows panels to address a number of governance challenges such as building a diverse board, strengthening the board-management staff relationship, responding to sustainability problems and enhancing oversight.

The Center has been offering a simple, straightforward and cost-effective board self-assessment tool to nonprofit planks and their users since 2009. We send the questionnaire digitally, track engagement, tabulate effects and deliver them to you in an easy-to-use format. MANP and Jeff Wahlstrom, of Starboard Management Consulting, worked with to design the assessment, that can be used by numerous nonprofit boards and thousands of mother board participants.