Assessing board performance is the most effective way to ensure your board members understand their duties and utilize effective good governance practices.
Assessments move your board and board leaders to the next level of performance. And if you’re like most, that’s something you want to do.
Please note: Purchase of our assessment tools will be temporarily closed from June 25th to July 9th and the BoardSource Assessments Team will not be available in any capacity from July 2th to July 12th. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BoardSource is widely recognized as the leader in assessing nonprofit board performance. For nearly 30 years, board leaders have looked to us to help them evaluate their board’s — as well as their chief executive’s — performance to identify their strengths and weaknesses.
Board members and organization leaders typically begin the process with the following questions:
Assessing Board Performance
- Board Self-Assessment (BSA) for Nonprofits gathers feedback from individual board members and measures the collective performance of the board. For those who want to build upon the BSA, we offer a number of deeper supports to help set a course for strengthened performance.
- BSA for Independent Schools: We’ve adapted our core board self-assessment tool to meet the needs of independent schools.
Assessing Chief Executive Performance
- Assessment of the Chief Executive (ACE) survey tool enables the board to meet its annual responsibility to evaluate the chief executive’s performance over the past year and mutually agree on priorities for the future.
- Association Chief Executive Assessment: We collaborated with ASAE to create an assessment for association executives based on the ACE.
- Head of Independent Schools Assessment: We developed a head-of-school assessment based on the Assessment of the Chief Executive to foster the growth and development of the head of school and the school.
Why do organizations assess their performance?
We asked board members to tell us their most important reasons. Here are the top three.
It is a good experience for the board as a whole to step back and evaluate its work and seek understanding so together we can create greater impact for our mission.
Mary Beth McIntire, Comfort Zone Camp