Designing and Executing an Impactful Executive Director Performance Evaluation

Date(s) - June 5, 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $35
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So much of a nonprofit’s success rests on the skill of its leader. Hiring, supporting, and evaluating the Executive Director is a primary responsibility of the Board of Directors.  One strategy to support and retain the Executive Director is through an annual, thorough, well-planned, and transparent performance evaluation.  A strong evaluation process builds trust between the Board and the Executive Director creating consensus on priority activities, relevant data, leadership competencies, and areas for growth.   This interactive workshop will demystify the evaluation process, explaining timeframes, Board roles, data collection approaches, and a framework for gathering and communicating the results.  The workshop will address:

  • The importance of conducting an Executive Director evaluation as a means to strengthen the Board/ED relationship and agency functioning.
  • Describe the planning process for Executive Director evaluations.
  • Identify sample evaluation components.
  • Creating a motivational and impactful action plan based on the findings.
  • Identify best practices in communicating the evaluation results.

Ideally, attendees will be both Executive Directors and one or two Board members. 


If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].


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About the Trainer: 

Nancy Fournier Ph.D. is the principal of Relish Your Role and has 30+ years of leadership experience. She is passionate about supporting the work of nonprofit organizations by addressing all aspects of nonprofit leadership with a focus on Executive Coaching, and Executive Directors’ Performance Evaluations.
Her coaching practice with women nonprofit executive directors is focused on helping them manage up, down, and across their agencies for maximum effectiveness. Her performance evaluation work is done in partnership with the nonprofit Board and agency leader. In addition to her consulting practice, she is a trainer with the Greater New Orleans Foundation and faculty at the University of Richmond Institute of Philanthropy. She is a Vassar College graduate with an M.A. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.


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