Do the board and senior management share the same understanding of our ambitions?
Does the board feel able to act as advocate for the vision? Does it do so effectively?
Does our board see our work regularly?
Our board understands and fully supports our ambitions.
Our board challenges and supports us in a constructive way.
Our board receives regular and appropriate information.
Our board regularly experiences our work.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is an organisation which "gives voice and support to civil society" by supporting the voluntary and community sectors with advice and information.
NCVO's Governance and Leadership team supports governance in the community and charity sector. NCVO has launched a Trustee and Governance Information Centre with information on Trustees, Governance, Boards and CEOs.
This link takes you to the publications list from the Governance Hub, and a list of other publications and research reports.
Policy Governance, established by John Carver and Miriam Carver, aims to offer a complete theoretical foundation for boards' governance role in business, not-for-profit and government organisations.
Policy Governance offers a board leadership framework created by Dr. John Carver, "designed to empower boards of directors to fulfil their obligation of accountability for the organisations they govern". This link takes you to an essay describing how the model works. The site also offers publications for sale on the subject.