New Board Self-Assessment Designed for Nonprofit Associations

New Board Self-Assessment Designed for Nonprofit Associations

BoardSource Teams with ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership
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Your board works hard to ensure your association is well-run, sustainable, and true to mission. But is it focusing on the right things?  One way to find out is through a survey of your board’s current practices.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 11:30am

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) March 11, 2010 - ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership — the premier voice of the association profession — have collaborated with BoardSource — the leading resource for nonprofit governance expertise — to create a Board Self-Assessment for Associations.

Geared to the unique needs of the association board, the Board Self-Assessment for Associations enables your board to:

  • step back from routine governance matters and candidly reflect on how well it is meeting its governance responsibilities

  • discover areas for improvement as well as establish a common understanding of its roles and responsibilities

  • set priorities and motivate your members — individually and collectively — to strengthen the board’s performance and practices.

The Board Self-Assessment for Associations offers:

  • a tool designed to address the distinct needs of the association board

  • a confidential process whereby responses are aggregated and specific comments are not attributed to individuals

  • a proven tool that effectively serves sophisticated boards and “young” boards and those in between

  • a tool that can be customized to meet the particular needs of the individual client

  • a tool and process that assess how your board perceives its effectiveness

  • the option of an online or paper tool

  • the option of a governance expert who will develop a written analysis and facilitate a discussion of the results.

Taking an assessment based on concrete, tangible practices that characterize an effective association board is an important way to ensure that your board — and your association — is well-run and focused on what’s important in these economically uncertain times. 

For additional information and a demonstration of the assessment survey, visit