Internal Board Survey

Mission, Values & Vision

Not trueSomewhat trueLargely trueFully true
The mission statement is clear
Not true
Somewhat true
Largely true
Fully true
The mission statement explains why we exist
Not true
Somewhat true
Largely true
Fully true
The mission statement is compelling
Not true
Somewhat true
Largely true
Fully true
The mission statement defines our customer base
Not true
Somewhat true
Largely true
Fully true

S.W.O.T (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) Analysis

Now, look at the internal characteristics and external circumstances of the organization. Which of these will work for – or against the organization’s success in the next three to five years? Give some thought to the things the organization does BEST, and those things that NEED IMPROVEMENT (internal characteristics of the organization). Then, look outside of the organization. Do you recognize any opportunities that your organization should take advantage of now or in the next three to five years? Are there threats or barriers to your organization’s success that we can anticipate?

Goals

Now think about the goals that the organization will need to establish in order to achieve the vision that has been described above. Please try to identify several more specific things that must change and describe HOW they should change. Again, don’t worry about commenting in every category, or writing beautiful goal statements – we’re going for ideas at this point.

Assessment of Board Performance

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
The board reviews the bylaws regularly (and revises when necessary) to ensure legal compliance and consistency with current practices.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
The board has the right people and skills to govern and lead the organization.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
The board is strategic and pro-active about identifying and recruiting new board members.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
The board is proactive in building leadership and planning for officer succession planning.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
The board thoroughly orients new board members to the organization and board service.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
The Board’s committee structure (or other approach to carrying out work) is appropriate to the size and needs of the organization.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
Committee Chairs and/or board and staff leadership do an effective job planning board and committee agendas and preparing for meetings.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
We receive written reports to the board in advance of our board and committee meetings
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
Board leaders provide effective guidance and leadership to the board.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
Board members have a positive working relationships and demonstrate mutual respect.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
We do a good job encouraging and dealing with different points of view.
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not TrueSlightly TrueModerately TrueVery TrueDon't Know
The board approves the annual budget
Not True
Slightly True
Moderately True
Very True
Don't Know
The board monitors financial performance through written financial reports
Not True
Slightly True
Moderately True
Very True
Don't Know
The board approves revisions to the annual budget as necessary
Not True
Slightly True
Moderately True
Very True
Don't Know
The board develops, reviews and revises the financial policies
Not True
Slightly True
Moderately True
Very True
Don't Know
The board plans for the longterm financial viability of the organization
Not True
Slightly True
Moderately True
Very True
Don't Know
The board reviews insurance needs and coverage annually
Not True
Slightly True
Moderately True
Very True
Don't Know
Describes my backgroundDescribes someone on our boardHigh priority needLow priority needNot a current need
Neighborhood / Community representative
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Nonprofit management
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Fundraising
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Accounting expertise
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Businessperson
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Marketing / PR
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Technology
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Program Development
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Political connections
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Educator
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Represent ethnic / racial minorities
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Musician / music production experience
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need
Community economic development experience
Describes my background
Describes someone on our board
High priority need
Low priority need
Not a current need

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