Board Assessment

Posted by
Rebecca M.

Executive Assistant

Posted Date
Mar 4, 2019
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $10,298 , allowing us to focus on our training for the organizations we work with, rather than spinning our wheels within our own organization.

Project Details

What We Need
  • Analysis of the board of directors' governance practices, stewardship, membership, revenue generation and executive management
  • Identification of the board’s strengths and recommendations for areas of improvement for board members collectively and individually
Additional Details

As a newer organization, we want to be utilizing ever facet in the most effective way possible. We have a great board but want to continue to engage our board members and have them involved as efficiently as possible.

What We Have In Place
  • We are able to connect you with our board members and give you information on what direction we think we may need help in. We also already have several policies in place, but could use help to see what more needs to be drafted.
How This Will Help

Our organization, though small, has some great contacts. However, engaging those contacts can sometimes be tricky. We would like to figure out a way to work with these connections within our own board to really hone in our their strengths and utilize these strengths to further our efforts!

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

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Prep: Provide Current Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with past reviews or board performance evaluations, if any
  • Volunteer Manager communicates an overview of board’s governance practices, stewardship, membership, revenue generation, and executive management
  • Volunteer Manager outlines specific areas of focus for the evaluation (if applicable)
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Milestone 1: Research
  • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager for a brainstorming/overview session
  • Professional receives a list of board members and relevant executive management to interview or survey
  • Professional drafts survey and interview questions for the key stakeholders
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Milestone 2: Interviews and Evaluation
  • Professional conducts surveys and interviews with key stakeholders
  • Professional reviews any relevant materials regarding the board’s performance
  • Professional summarizes feedback and drafts recommendations for areas of improvement
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to Professional’s summary
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Milestone 3: Delivery of Board Assessment
  • Professional delivers a final board assessment outlining recommendations for better governance of the Organization through more effective board leadership
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About The Org

Our Mission

Empowering immigrant, minority and indigenous leaders to fight poverty and injustices through small-sale, grassroots community efforts by empowering leaders to be the change-makers their communities need.

What We Do

We support community insiders, not privileged outsiders, to be change-makers in this world. We help people help themselves and connect to the resources, tools, and people they need to make their good works have true, lasting impact in their communities. People are connected to training on leadership, community development practice, project management, fundraising, financial management, communications and technology. We also connect each person to a team of coaches and advocates who help them further in their work. Finally, we also help each project access the needed financial resources for their long-term success.