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Intent to Lead

Comparative data always helps us benchmark our organization’s effectiveness. I’m attaching a tool, “Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices” includes two surveys pertaining to board practices – one for chief executives which contains 81 questions and one for board chairs which contains 30 questions.

BoardSource sent the CEO survey to 4,544 members identified in the BoardSource database by title of chief executive or something comparable and to 22,418 clients identified by title of chief executive or equivalent who recently used their services or visited the website. All surveys were completed between May 20, 2014 to July 14, 2014, and measured board practices that were current at the time of the survey.

The CEO version of the survey was completed by 846 chief executives who were asked to provide contact information for their board chair. Contact information for board chairs was provided by 664 chief executives and 246 board chairs completed the board chair survey.

BoardSource retains rights to this survey and data. If you are interested in conducting a similar survey which can be customized for your federated or affiliated organization, please contact BoardSource.

You are welcome to use this data in presentations and articles. Please include this citation for any data used:

BoardSource, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices (Washington, D.C., BoardSource, 2015)

Please click here to see data.

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