National Research Study on Board Chairs

This study is being conducted by the Governance Affinity Group of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management. As the premier national organization of capacity builders for nonprofits, the Alliance for Nonprofit Management is a catalyst to ignite and accelerate the impact of individuals and organizations helping nonprofits achieve positive social change.

One of the Alliance’s key strategic directions is to inform nonprofit practice with research and it is our hope that this study will provide useful findings about board chairs to help improve practice. The Governance Affinity Group is a national network of capacity builders, researchers, and funders, focused on developing new governance approaches and practices and furthering the field by connecting practice with research.

About this Research

Our goal in conducting this study is to gain important insights directly from board chairs about two key questions: How do board chairs view their roles relative to the executive director (if any), the board, the organization, and the community? What was helpful in preparing the person to step into the board chair role?

The survey is intended only for board chairs and/or those who have been a board chair within the last twelve months. If you meet this criterion, please participate by clicking on the link below (or copy and past into your browser window), or if you are not a chair, we hope that you will pass this on to your networks!

Your candid and thoughtful answers are greatly appreciated. The survey is anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself at the end of the survey. By doing so, you will receive a summary of the results. Only the common themes or trends among the responses will be reported. The survey should only take you about 20-30 minutes to complete.

Survey results will be shared with all participants.

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