Does every board member understand your mission?
Is every board member passionate about the work and able to talk about it eloquently?
Can every board member similarly describe the 3 and 5-year goals for the organization?
Is every board member interested in providing resources to your organization and willing and motivated to talk about it and advocate for it?
Does every board member make personal contributions to the extent of their ability and include your organization in their top 3 charities?
Does every Member “get” as well as “give”?
Do you have one or two people who act as strong leaders; asking the hard questions of the organization and board themselves?
Do you have one or two people who inspire other board members to give their best to the organization and model strong board service themselves?
Do you have at least one person who understands nonprofit budget management and can work with the leadership on accountability, planning and reporting?
Do you have some worker bees, helping when needed?
Do you have some members making larger contributions than the standard give/get?
If you answered “no” to two or more of the above, it’s probably time for a Board retreat. We can help.