More than 1,000 nonprofit organizations have used a BoardSource
Board Self-Assessment in the past 10 years.
Here’s what your peers are saying about their experience.



“In 2009, The Wooden Floor’s Board of Directors evaluated its governance practices as part of setting an ambitious 10-year vision for the organization, with the goal of moving a “responsible” to an “exceptional” board as defined by BoardSource. Working with the CEO, it committed us to making the changes required to go to the next level by creating tangible goals for engagement, accountability, board recruitment, and governance practices. Again in 2013, the board evaluated itself and it had measured as ‘exceptional’ by shifting its focus to strategic planning, generative thinking, fundraising, and advocating as well as building a strong board-CEO partnership. Today, The Wooden Floor is thriving and has created greater impact for the students and families we serve.”
— Dawn S. Reese, executive director and co-CEO, The Wooden Floor

Education & Insight

“Great way to structure a discussion on Board Performance. Great way of gathering basic information and starting conversations as well as to praise good work or prioritize how to address the many issues a challenged Board may face.  Great product!” – Shelly Gardeniers, Artis Strategic Consulting

Growth & Sustainability

“The assessment helped launch us into our strategic planning and we have been flourishing ever since then. Using this tool helped make sure that not only the loud voices were heard, but that all who are invested in our vision and mission could have a say.” – Anonymous

Expert Guidance & Support

“As a client, I was totally taken away by the depth of expertise, willingness to partner, level of service and the deep empathy for my nonprofit partners demonstrated by BoardSource staff. Hats off!” – Atul Tandon , Tandon Institute


Customer Satisfaction

“Customer service was highly responsive and most helpful.  Overall, we feel that the survey provides great value for the money and time invested.” – Jim Williamson, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, CT


Do you have a similar experience to share with us? If so, please email us. Or if you simply want more information about our assessment tools with no obligation, please email assessments@boardsource.org.