The Assessment: Taking the Pulse of Governance in Action

June 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
20 w/ code CGVT
Washington Nonprofits

Common Good Vermont is partnering with Washington Nonprofits to bring you this online course for the cost is $20 for Vermont nonprofits. 

he Board Assessment

Taking the Pulse of Governance in Action
Thursday, June 11, 2020
12:00PM – 1:00PM (Pacific Time)

A key responsibility of the board is to make sure it is supporting the chief executive and providing a fair and timely review of performance. But what about making sure the governance of the organization is also being reviewed and working just as effectively as it can for the advancement of the organization?

At Third Sector Company, we believe that a board should participate in a thoughtful self-assessment process. Conducting a periodic board evaluation reminds each member of their individual and collective responsibilities to the mission. It also creates a shared accountability for a board to effectively leverage its position to uplift staff and volunteers, contributors, the community and the users of service or members.

This one-hour overview of board assessments offers a framework for participants to consider the key elements of a reasonable review of board processes and governance. The results can provide facts and documented perceptions for creating a year-long board development strategy.

Learning Outcomes

You will leave this course ready to:

  • Lead a discussion that will result in conducting a board assessment
  • Complete a board assessment as part of an organizational commitment to accountability which also includes an organizational assessment and the executive performance review
  • Incorporate the results of a board assessment into a board development strategy
  • Formation of a governance committee if one does not currently exist

Intended Audience

Board Members, Nonprofit Staff, Executive Directors

This webinar is one segment of a three-part series focused on the accountable nonprofit. It has been designed for board leadership and the executive, as well as the consultants and management support organizations who support them, to engage in developing, monitoring, and evaluating performance goals for each of the critical elements of a successful organization: Governance, management, and organizational performance.

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About the Presenter

Jeff Wilcox

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.



Washington Nonprofits is pleased to offer its members a discounted price. If you are interested in becoming a member, please find more information here.

  • $20 Members of Washington Nonprofits (Check the Member Resources Page for the Member-only Discount Code)
  • $40 Not-yet-members

All sessions will be recorded and each recording will be sent to all registered participants.

Please contact us if you have any requests, concerns, or questions.

Thanks to Our Partners

Presented by Washington Nonprofits and The Third Sector Company, in partnership with Common Good Vermont, the Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy, the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, and the West Virginia Nonprofit Association.

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