Board performance is inextricably linked to a nonprofit’s success. The board has a weighty responsibility to safeguard the mission, vision and assets of the organization they serve. This is only possible when board members understand their role and the primary facets of the agency. They must be educated in the following categories:
- History and programs
- Current situation
- Governance role
- Fiduciary responsibility
- Fundraising and development
High performing boards have an effective process for on-boarding and educating new members. They also invest in periodic continuing education. So what are you doing to make sure the individuals on your board have the knowledge they need to not only fulfill their role as part of a board of directors, but to feel fulfilled as well?
JD Coaching and Consulting developed the Pentagon of Performance after conducting an extensive survey on board performance. Education is one-fifth of a framework that measures the strength of nonprofit boards. Let’s explore the various dimensions of the Pentagon of Performance and how it could further develop your board. Request a copy of our Nonprofit Board Performance benchmark study.
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