Board Appraisal Survey

As discussed at the December board meeting, we will be undertaking appraisals with all board members in advance of the next board meeting in February.  The process is intended to be positive and part of our commitment to ensuring you are comfortable and up to speed with everything Shaper/Caper related. 

Each board member will meet with either the Chair or Vice Chair and a member of the Executive Team.  These meetings should take between 45mins and an hour and can be done via Google Hangout.

In order to guide our discussions, we would be grateful if you complete the survey below by 6pm on Thursday 21st September.  

Only the two people you are having your appraisal with will see your responses.  The information will then be anonymised and general comments can be used to aid our wider board discussions around board development.   



Survey 1 - Board Self Evaluation:
focusing on the Board in general and your views on its effectiveness;

Survey 2: - Director's Self Evaluation:
allows you to consider your contributions to the board and an opportunity for you to think about what your contributions might be over the next year.  


Board Self Evaluation

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Survey 1 - Board Self Evaluation
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Please tick the box that you think best describes your answer.
1. The roles of the Board and Staff are defined & respected, with the Staff delegated as the manager of the organisation's operations and the Board focussed on policy & planning.
2. The Board of Directors acts as governing trustees of the organization on behalf of the community at large and funders while carrying out the organisation's mission and goals. To fully meet this goal, the Board of Directors must actively participate in the planning process.
3. The Board ensures that the board remains appropriately diverse with respect to e.g. gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, culture, economic status, age, disabilities, skills and/or expertise.
4. The Board members receive regular training and information about their responsibilities.
5. New Board members are orientated to the organisation, undertaking a period of induction including the organisation's mission, policies, and programmes, as well as their roles and responsibilities as Board members.
6. Board organisation is documented with a description of the Board and Board committee responsibilities.
7. The Board has a Board operations manual, including review processes.
8. The organisation has at least the minimum number of members on the Board of Directors as required by the Articles.
9. The organisation's Articles are fit for purpose.
10. The Articles include: a) how and when notices for Board meetings are made; b) how members are elected/appointed by the Board; c) what the terms of office are for officers/members; d) how ineffective Board members are removed from the Board; e) a stated number of Board members to make up a quorum when required for key decisions.
11. The Board of Directors reviews the Articles annually.
12. The Board has a process for handling urgent matters between meetings.
13. The organisation maintains a conflict-of-interest policy and all Board members and staff review and/or sign to acknowledge and comply with the policy.
14. The Board has an annual calendar of meetings. The Board also has an attendance policy such that a quorum of the Board meets at least quarterly.
15. Meetings have written agendas and materials relating to significant decisions are given to the Board in advance of the meeting.
16. The Board is appropriately managed (e.g. Chair and Vice Chair) and works well together.
17. The interface between the Board and Staff works well.
Please use the space below to provide any further information if you wish.

Director's Self Evaluation