What action steps does your board and organization need to take to achieve the Greater Vision for a better world?
"The Board Vector is a great resource for boards who want to move to the next level in their growth and development. It goes far beyond the typical board effectiveness survey in that it is electronic and the questions focus on how each area impacts the achievement of the organization's greater vision, thus requiring participating boards to identify strategic objectives and future achievements prior to filling out the Vector survey. In addition, Alice and her staff are extraordinarily helpful in its administration and results are returned rapidly. Our use of the Vector resulted in a quick identification of the key issues the Board needed to address coupled with a highly productive, structured conversation for addressing the issues."
Joyce Ross, Ph.D.
Chair, Board Development Resource Team
San Diego Social Venture Partners
BOARD VECTOR: ASSESSMENT
Nonprofits face greater financial challenges than ever before; we know that from experience as well as studies from the Nonprofit Finance Fund. This is also a time of extraordinary opportunity as new philanthropists come onto the scene, corporations and foundations show fresh interest in alternative funding approaches, and fees for services present innovative options.
In order to vanquish the threats, while capturing and maximizing the opportunities, even the best nonprofit CEOs require truly high impact boards. And even top development teams can only get the best results when they have truly committed board members.
So how does an organization build the best board that will work in collaboration with the staff to achieve the organization’s greatest potential?
The Korngold Board Vector is a brand new and unique board assessment tool for boards and organizations looking to the future. This is a tool for nonprofits seeking to maximize revenue opportunities in order to achieve the organization’s greatest potential in service to the community. The Korngold Board Vector will show you how well your board is equipped to take the organization forward; it will help you to know what’s working and what needs to be improved in order to get you where you’re going.
The Korngold Board Vector is designed for organizations that are facing any of the following challenges and opportunities:
- Increasing demands for services
- Financial challenges, including reductions or delays in funding from key sources
- New funding opportunities
- Strategic alliances, from loose affiliations to mergers or takeovers
- Narrowing or expanding geographic areas of service
- Reducing or expanding programs or services
- Updating the relevance of the mission
The Korngold Board Vector will provide your board with a customized report and framework that allows you to:
Assess and enhance your board’s composition, practices, and structure based on the direction in which the board seeks to take the organization, and the pace that the board wants to move.
The fee of $975 includes the following:
- A user-friendly online assessment tool for the entire board and the CEO; it takes fewer than 20 minutes to complete
- A diagnostic report that maps the board's capacity to achieve the organization's vision for the future
- A one hour consultation for the CEO and board leadership with Alice Korngold
"I was a major fan of this rich board self-assessment resource when it first appeared as a downloadable PDF file on Alice's site. Now that it is available online (which adds the confidentiality that fosters honest answers) and provides an analysis of aggregated responses from the board as a whole, its value has expanded. That that report also includes a series of recommended follow-up questions for board reflection adds to its value (a sample report is available on the left side of the page). There is a charge for this online tool, which some boards may find challenging. Those who are able to make the financial commitment will find a rich board development resource."
Dr. Debra Beck
Laramie Board Learning Project