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Board survey presentation

  1. 1. Our House Board Survey 2011 What the board thinks about themselves.
  2. 2. Board Response <ul><li>10 members answered </li></ul><ul><li>3 weeks to answer, with 3 emails </li></ul>
  3. 3. Question #1: What do you think are the strengths of the Our House board? <ul><li>Contribution and diversity along the lines of their expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Business savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Professional attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment/ dedicated </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Willing </li></ul><ul><li>Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Work together </li></ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul>
  4. 4. Question #2: What do you think are the areas of the board that need growth or improvement? <ul><li>Commercial realtor involve/ Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Community leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Philanthropists/ Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete expectations of what board membership means </li></ul><ul><li>Specific goals for each board committee </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the budget items </li></ul><ul><li>Grow the board </li></ul><ul><li>Community connections </li></ul><ul><li>Inconsistent attendance </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question #3: In order to help address these areas, please prioritize the above examples from most important to least. <ul><li>Architect commercial real estate professional community leaders and philanthropists </li></ul><ul><li>I've only identified one area of improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Top priority - attendance Second priority - clear goals </li></ul><ul><li>evaluate board needs and skills and look for candidates that have same passion. </li></ul><ul><li>Number one is fundraising </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question #4: What are the skills that you or other board members bring to the board? <ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>health care system </li></ul><ul><li>organizational </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic </li></ul><ul><li>volunteerism </li></ul><ul><li>attorney </li></ul>
  7. 7. Question #5: Do you have a clear understanding of your role as a board member and the expectations from the organization? Are you meeting them? Meeting Expectations 9 Somewhat Meeting Expectations 2 Not Meeting Expectations 2
  8. 8. Question #6: Who do you think is responsible for communicating these expectations to the board? Executive Director 3 Board Chair 4 Development Director 1 Board Development Committee 1 Courting board members 1
  9. 9. Question #7: Please describe who the organization serves, how the organization implements its services, and why the organization is necessary? <ul><li>PWA </li></ul><ul><li>The organization serves people living with HIV/AIDS by providing several levels of care for those who need it: residential care for those with strong need for continuous care; adult foster care for those who need less clinical care; NHCP for those who can mostly care for themselves. Without Our House, these people would either not get the care and die needlessly; they would be in hospitals, where care would be much more expensive; they would be on the streets.. </li></ul><ul><li>It serves the indigent HIV positive population. There are no other facilities that can provide 24 hour care as effectively as Our House </li></ul>
  10. 10. Question #8: When you were a new board member, what was your orientation process? <ul><li>No Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with board members and Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with Board Development committee to review role/expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Application form to get me thinking about what I was going to bring to the board </li></ul>
  11. 11. Question #9: What tools would help make the board more effective? Board Report Cards 5 Board Buddies 5 Annual Board Assessment 6 Opportunity to get to know my fellow board members better 4 Workshop 5 More Meetings 1 Less Meetings 1
  12. 12. Recommendations <ul><li>Annual Board Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Raise Board Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Grow Board </li></ul><ul><li>Set in stone expectations for members & committees </li></ul><ul><li>Hold board members accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Elevator Speech Workshop </li></ul>
  13. 13. Useful Resources <ul><li>Board Toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>The Board Book by William Bowen </li></ul><ul><li>Goverance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards by Richard Chait, William Ryan, and Barbara Taylor </li></ul>