THE BOARD SELF-EVALUATION TOOL
Easy to Administer — Effective to Use
HIGH PERFORMING ORGANIZATIONS MEASURE
Board self-assessment is a critical tool for ensuring your Board is being effective in helping the organization meet its mandate. Until now, however, tools required staff and board effort to administer and understand.
Jenkins Research’s Board Evaluation Tool (BET) reduces these barriers and ensures all Boards can have effective self-assessments.
BENCHMARKING YOUR BOARD AGAINST OTHER LIKE BOARDS IS THE KEY TO KEEPING YOUR BOARD ON TRACK
Board Governance Reimagined
Regular board self-assessments are essential elements of good board governance. For this reason they are recommended for all boards. Boards that ignore governance issues tend to experience negative externalities that can impact the ability of the board to help the organization reach its goals.
The fact is that most Boards have a lot on their plate. There is not enough time to do the essential work of the board that the organizations is counting on. This is is especially true for non-profit boards. So board governance issues can easily be left for another day.
But putting off governance is not the solution. Good governance leads to better board performance and a stronger more effective board reduces the risk of organizational stresses and even failure.
Here are the answers to key frequently asked questions (FAQs) about board self-assessment. FAQ #1: How often should my board do a self-assessment? The best practice is to conduct a board assessment annually. Annual makes sense because it keeps the idea of continuous...
Benefits of the Board Evaluation Tool
At one low annual fee, your organization gets a professional board self-evaluation survey. There are 4 key benefits to this approach:
- Programming, hosting and survey management included
- Anonymous survey completion
- Easy to understand reporting delivered to the Board
- Benchmarking against like organizations (coming soon)
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The BET is easy to use and gives organizations an effective understanding of how the Board is working.
The Board Evaluation Tool Evaluates:
Effectiveness on key dimensions of the Board role
Board skills and experience