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One responsibility of the Board of Directors is to undertake periodic board and board meeting assessments for the purpose of making improvements
The combination of skills and attributes will impact the board of directors. The aim is a mix of critical characteristics represented by various board members.
Because the executive director is so central to the success or failure of the agency, evaluation of the executive director by the board is an important component of the board's responsibilities. But too often evaluations (and job descriptions) are undertaken only when the board has become unhappy with their chief executive. An annual, written evaluation both documents the executive director's achievements and shortcomings, and helps the executive director understand areas for improvement or where the board is insufficiently informed. Typically, a committee of the board (often the board officers) leads the evaluation process, reports on the evaluation to the entire board, and recommends salary for the next year.
A grade of 100 means you have mastered the subject – a perfect score when your in school. In an association the daily tasks require doing a lot of things good but not having enough time to master every responsibility, Association management is a mix of administration, risk management, technology, public relations, governance, strategic thinking, customer service and more. The company sould be operated as efficiently as any commercial business.
There are 1.5 million exempt, not-for-profit organizations in the USA. Most have a purpose of advancing a cause or serving a community. They are different from commercial businesses because they rely on the partnership of volunteer leaders (governance) and staff (management).