When it comes to board engagement, the board environment and experience that an organization delivers plays a more significant role than many nonprofits realize. "Engaged and On Board 2015" offers a fresh look at board engagement through the lens of those board members who are highly involved. More than 1,200 nonprofit board members nationwide participated in the study.
In a wake-up call for the nonprofit sector, the survey finds less than half of board members are likely to actively recommend serving on their own board to friends or colleagues. The study also makes clear that highly engaged board members are having a very different experience than their less enthused colleagues. And by examining the differences in their views about the benefits of board membership and the culture and practices of their boards, the survey findings offer insight and guidance to nonprofit leaders as they work to heighten the engagement and effectiveness of their board members.