Nonprofit boards must create an effective structure together with the policies and procedures that support good governance. Board structure is one-fifth of the Pentagon of Performance—an instrument developed by JD Coaching and Consulting after conducting extensive research on board performance. High-performing boards with an effective report more engagement and enhanced collaboration from their members.
Structure is more than just the size of your board; to be efficient and successful, boards must create a strong committee structure and meeting framework to ensure the board’s time is utilized well.
Questions to address:
- How large should your board be?
- How many board committees should exist to be most effective?
- How long should a board member serve?
- How can your board organize its meeting to be most efficient?
- How often should meetings be held and how long should they be?
- How do you ensure the discussions taking place in your board’s meetings are of quality and helping promote the mission, vision and assets of the organization your board’s serves?
What does your board need to improve its structure? JD Coaching & Consulting has helped numerous nonprofit boards evaluate and design the appropriate structure for achieving their potential. If you are interested in learning more you can request a copy of our benchmark study.