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Board Evaluations Articles
Appraisals and personal reviews in worker co-operatives
Individual reviews should be able to feed into or draw upon a “global view” of the whole cooperative, enabling it to assess whether or not it has sufficient skills, and spread of skills, among its worker-members to provide the goods or services that produce its income, and where risks to the business lie (such as reliance upon the skills of one member). Reviews can also reveal weaknesses and gaps, such as the jobs that are being carried out that aren't actually anyone's responsibility but are crucial to success
SELF-AUDIT OF COMMON STANDARDS
The nonprofit community in the United States is well established with commonly accepted practices and government-required standards. Donors have come to expect certain behaviors from U.S. ministries and generally assume that they can rely on organizations to conduct themselves in a predictably professional manner. Some of these expectations include corporate conduct such as oversight by an active board, regular preparation of financial statements in a standard form, willingness to share financial and operational information, access to senior management, and the opportunity to inspect programs and performance.
SUCCESSFUL BOARD SELF-ASSESSMENTS
Considering the important role the board has within a nonprofit, why would any organization be content with a sub-standard board — a board with inadequate performance and fulfillment of its responsibilities — and not be open and willing to improve its members’ individual and collective performance? The best way to make the case for board improvement is to conduct periodic board self-assessments to identify your board’s strengths and areas in need of improvement.