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The Dynamic Board: Self-Assessment Tool (Long Form)

by McKinsey & Company (4/27/2004)


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While most people can agree that boards serve important roles in a nonprofit organization, there is a greater disparity of opinion about what those roles should be. Should the board limit itself to raising money and focusing on policy? Or should it become more involved in the running of the organization and take on a more robust set of responsibilities?

McKinsey's Nonprofit Practice decided one way to find the answer was to ask how board leaders of organizations that are recognized as successful used their time. A series of interviews with 32 board chairs, CEOs, and executive directors yielded a set of three distinct roles that a high-performing board plays.

The report includes a self-assessment tool to help boards evaluate their current performance against promising practices.

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