Board Assessment

Help Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach gain an understanding of how their board is performing and how it could improve in areas like governance practices, stewardship, revenue generation, and executive management.
Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach
Long Beach, CA, USA
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Long Beach, CA, USA


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Posted December 1st

Project Details

What We Need
  • 1-2 page summary of takeaways and trends from interviewing key individuals (no more than 8 interviews total)
  • Identification of the board’s strengths and recommendations for areas of improvement for board members collectively and individually
Additional Details

We currently have a board of 37 members. We have no term limits, not inforced board dues and give or get policies, and have not strategically added anyone of substance. The board is scheduled to have a strategic planning session in February and we need help. My goal of this project is to properly asses the strengths and weaknesses of the board and hopefully find someone who can help us with the strategic planning session.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have previous strategic plan and recent surveys from board member, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have newly approved board bylaws, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $8,773 , allowing us to spend the fundraised dollars on what the donors expect - vital programming for our young kids.

We ask a lot of our board and most think that they are inactive, I believe they are burned out and not given clear directions with an understanding of their roles. Allowing them to better understand their part in the organization and staff to better understand how to help them reach their goals will help the overall organization.

Project Plan

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 1-2 specific areas of focus for the evaluation
Milestone 1: Research
  • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager for a brainstorming/overview session to better understand current situation and desired outcomes
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager mutually agree on key individuals to interview or survey (no more than 8 total, including Executive Director, Board Chair, select board members, and key staff)
  • Professional drafts survey and/or interview questions for the list created above
Milestone 2: Interviews and Evaluation
  • Professional conducts surveys and/or interviews with mutually agreed upon list from above
  • Professional reviews any relevant materials regarding the board’s performance (e.g. bylaws, previous board reviews or assessments, previous or current strategic plans)
  • Professional synthesizes findings from surveys and/or interviews into a 1-2 page outline
Milestone 3: Delivery of Board Assessment
  • Professional drafts a 1-3 page document outlining the overview and suggested areas of improvement based on their findings
  • Volunteer Manager reviews document
  • Professional delivers a finalized document and/or presentation to the Volunteer Manager, outlining their key findings and recommendations, including suggested areas of improvement
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Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach
Posted by
Kari C.

Director of Grants & Marketing

Our Mission

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.