The Developing Your Board project (DYB) has been developing validated surveys which can be used to evaluate the performance of nonprofit boards and management committees. The project has particularly focused on the board as a governance team, rather than taking a legal or theoretical approach. We’ve been going through the lengthy validation process in order to be confident that the scales we are using measure what we say they measure. The project is also breaking important new ground because there’s no validated evaluation instrument particularly for nonprofit boards in the Australian context.
The project has completed pilot testing and the original surveys have been refined extensively. The evaluation tools are available for free from the DYB website. The project has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (no. 1400000389).