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ON-DEMAND The Board Assessment
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This course was originally presented in January 2022. Purchase an on-demand ticket to receive the recording and materials. 

The Board Assessment

Taking the Pulse of Governance in Action

  • Does our community impact organization have the governance structure that it needs to advance its cause?
  • Where is our board falling short in its roles and responsibilities that assures the community good governance is at work for their cause?
  • What should be included in a board development plan during the new year?
  • Is the board exercising due diligence in demonstrating leadership regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility?

There are dramatic shifts taking place in how individuals, groups, and organizations view governance of their beloved community causes. From online board and committee meetings to newly created leadership structures and redefined board roles and responsibilities, community impact organizations are holding their governance behaviors to higher levels of accountability regarding their activities, decisions, and responsibilities.

A periodic governance evaluation reminds each board member of their individual and collective responsibilities to the purpose of the organization. The results can provide facts and documented perceptions for creating a year-long board development strategy.

This 90-minute interactive session will present examples of board assessments and feature a guest speaker that recently completed a board assessment and discusses the impact of the results.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course you will have tools and information to:

  • Lead a discussion with your board leadership about the merits of a regular governance assessment as part of a culture of shared accountability with all other important facets of the organization
  • Access or design a board assessment survey for completion by board members
  • Incorporate the results of a board assessment into a board development strategy that seeks to support the board in fulfilling its governance responsibilities to the cause
  • Consider formation of a governance committee, if one does not currently exist, to oversee an annual board assessment and advance a board development strategy


$30: Register for the on-demand course and receive the recordings by email immediately.

Who Should Attend

All leaders of community impact organizations including board members, governance consultants, aspiring board members, and professional staff


Captioning: We will have automated captioning enabled.

Interpretation: Please indicate during registration if you have an interpretation request. Typically, we need at least two weeks in order to schedule an interpreter.

Visual Descriptions: Presenters will include visual descriptions of themselves and the slides to give a person who is low-vision, blind, or calling in without video a sense of space and place.

If you have additional accessibility requests, please let us know when you register.

About the Speaker

Jeffrey Wilcox, CFRE, is President and Chief Mission Advancement Officer for Third Sector Company. Founded in 2002, it is one of the largest teaching and support organizations for interim executive management and leadership continuity solutions for associations, congregations and charitable organizations in the country. He is the former Senior Vice President of Community Development for United Way of Greater Los Angeles, and Valley of the Sun United Way in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also the former nonprofit columnist for the Long Beach (CA) Business Journal, founder of “The Board Chairs Academy,” and author of “The Nonprofit Leader of the New Decade.” He co-developed and is the former lead trainer for the Wells Fargo New Executive Directors Institute of Greater Los Angeles. He is the immediate past chair of the Executive Advisory Board of the School of Business, Government and Economics at Seattle Pacific University and was named Alumnus of the Year in 2015. He is a past national chairman of the Executive Transitions and Succession Planning Affinity Group for the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and served as national governance chair for Camp Fire USA. He currently serves on the board of AFP Advancement Northwest in Seattle.

Pamela Oakes

Thanks to Our Partner

Presented by Nonprofit Association of Washington in partnership with the Third Sector Company.

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Questions? Contact Nonprofit Association of Washington

Phone: (855) 299-2922 x108

Email: [email protected]

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