Skip Navigation 

What Makes High-Performing Boards: Effective Governance Practices in Member-Serving Organizations

Author(s): Ashley Bowers, and Beth Gazley, PhD
Format: Hard Shipment
Available: In Stock  
Non-Member Fee: $43.95
You could save $9.00 by being a Member
Nonprofit CEOs and executive directors from 1,585 member-serving organizations were surveyed about their organizational environment, board structure, board selection procedures and challenges, governance models they employ, board development and self-assessment, and a host of other questions related to the governance practices of their organization. The results will help you understand patterns of related behavior within organizations that support high board performance and that are intentional and not dependent on industry sector or capacity.

This study is the first to offer a representative snapshot of current governance practices in these associations and member serving organizations. You'll find ample insight into important questions such as the following:

  • How do organizations attract the right competencies to their boards?
  • Is there a sweet spot for board size?
  • In which areas of responsibility do CEOs rate their boards highest, and where do they find them lacking?
  • How well are boards assessing and reporting on their own performance?

A summary of the key findings, 50 tables showing the results of specific questions, and the authors' analysis make this an exceptional resource for benchmarking your own governance practices and to start, or continue, a conversation within your own organization about how to achieve the qualties of a high-functioning board.

(2013, ISBN 978-0-88034-368-8, soft cover, 120 pages)

Quantity discounts on orders for ten or more copies available at checkout.

  • 10-49 copies 10 percent discount
  • 50-99 copies 20 percent discount
  • 100 or more copies 30 percent discount
Upcoming Programs and Events
calendar icon 2014 Great Ideas Conference
March 9–11, 2014
calendar icon Springtime Expo '14
May 15, 2014
calendar icon Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference 2014
June 17–18, 2014
calendar icon 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition
August 9–12, 2014
View full calendar


Community Education Resources Career Advocacy About Us Join Shop
Volunteer Groups
ASAE U Online
Associations Now
Models & Samples
Find a Job
Post a Job

Board of Directors
Standards of Conduct
Get Started
Get Connected
Get Involved
Buyers' Guide
Endorsed Business Solutions


American Society of Association Executives™ (ASAE), 1575 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
P. 888.950.2723, F. 202.371.8315 or P. 202.371.0940 (in Washington, DC)
© Copyright 2011 ASAE. All rights reserved.

Social Media | RSS | Advertise | Mobile Edition | Site Map | Contact Us | Privacy Notice
Supplier Partner Corner
Find:  Resources  |  Events  |  Jobs  |  ASAE Staff  |  Endorsed Business Solutions  |  Buyer's Guide  |  Members  |  Give Back   |  Help  |  Home
linked in Twitter Feed Facebook Group Flickr Group YouTube Channel Collaborate