Most boards are dysfunctional because board members don’t know any better. They don’t know what ‘functional” looks like. Here’s a simple board assessment tool you can use to help you figure out how to fix the dysfunction.
Typical assessment tools look at your board in the aggregate in do not ask the right questions. So I created one of my own that you can download. It can offer valuable insights for the E.D. and the board chair.
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About Joan Garry
Joan Garry is an internationally recognized champion for the nonprofit sector and a highly sought after executive coach for CEOs of some of the nation’s largest orgs. She is called upon by large organizations to tackle substantial change management / crisis management / leadership transitions requiring a compassionate truth-teller, a hands-on strategy advisor, a communications expert, and a focus on strong internal and external messaging. She is also the founder of the Nonprofit Leadership Lab.