"The Corporate Fund offers a Board Self-Assessment Kit which allows non-profit boards to assess their effectiveness in a variety of areas. The kit asks board members to rate their board in 12 different areas, ranging from Board-Staff roles to External Relations Practices. Tallying results can give a board a picture of where their strengths lie and what areas to focus on for improvement." The pdf user guide is detailed and well organized. While this assessment requires some planning and some time, you will undeniably find benefits to its conduct.
Specifically directed to board members and CEOs, this user friendly tool will help you assess the effectiveness of your board through 15 multiple choice questions (approx. 10 minutes), providing you with a general diagnosis at the end of survey.