Canadian Nonprofit Board Performance and Impact Study
Why we are doing this research?
At the Canadian Nonprofit Academy, we believe that when board members are well-prepared and fully aligned, then they can bring all of their gifts and expertise to the table. They’re also better equipped to focus on critical matters… have a more rewarding experience… and contribute their utmost.
And in turn, the organization they serve can expect a meaningful lift in their financial performance and ability to deliver on their mission.
This research is designed to uncover the connection between good governance and organizational performance.
Your value contribution paves the way better understanding this connection.
The need for such a study is long overdue. And the stakes are high. The pandemic caught many organizations — and their boards — off guard. Cut off from traditional, in-person fundraising opportunities (which typically provide a significant portion of annual funding), many organizations have found themselves fighting for survival, and unable to fully serve their communities.
Further complicating matters, board members are often unprepared when they join an organization. They’re expected to hit the ground running and make profound contributions… but without a proper grounding in the organization’s unique mission, culture, financial, and opportunities. And this gap, if left unaddressed, opens the door to frustration for all parties, as well as board member turnover and organizational under performance.
Your contribution to understanding the connection between
nonprofit performance and good governance is so appreciated.