Executive Directors rarely, and sometimes never, receive effective feedback (and often the feedback they do get does more damage than good). Annual evaluation of the ED is perhaps the Board of Director’s most critical tool in monitoring and ensuring the overall performance of a non-profit. ED evaluations are also one of the Board’s key responsibilities in supporting a culture of transparency, accountability, and fairness, and supports the ED’s ongoing development. This toolkit offers guidance, tools, and templates for conducting annual performance evaluations and resources to help with ongoing feedback between Boards and Executive Directors.
Annual evaluation of the Executive Director is one of the Board of Director’s most critical responsibilities in monitoring and ensuring the overall performance of a non-profit. It is also one […]
This sample 360-feedback questionnaire was created to evaluate the Executive Director’s competencies, leadership, goals, and performance. By requesting feedback from staff, partners, and supervisors (Board), you will receive a whole […]
Summarizing the evaluations received from critical stakeholders into one document that serves as a formal record of the Executive Director’s performance review is a vital part of the evaluation process. […]
An Executive Director’s Annual Plan with goals and objectives identifies and creates transparency of the ED’s short-term aspirations and the long-term vision for the organization. It provides the ED and […]
How feedback is delivered (and received) is as, or possibly more, important than what is communicated. If feedback is given effectively and clearly, it is much more likely to result […]
As leaders, facing challenging conversations is an essential part of our role. While addressing disagreement can be uncomfortable and require courage, doing so with respect invites trust, improved outcomes, and engagement. The resources below offer frameworks and tools to prepare you to step into courageous conversations.
Not all conversations are easy. At some time or another, we all are required to have a difficult conversation that requires us to step out of our comfort zone, but you don't need to be lost navigating them. These helpful hints will walk you through those courageous conversations with confidence.