The Korngold Board Vector: A Unique New Nonprofit Board Self-Assessment For Building High Impact Boards

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The Korngold Board Vector: A Unique New Nonprofit Board Self-Assessment For Building High Impact Boards

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 11:30am

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(3BL Media) New York, NY - September 13, 2012 – Korngold Consulting LLC, a leader and innovator in NGO/nonprofit board consulting, training, and placement services, announced the release of a new board self-assessment toolkit during the summer – The Korngold Board Vector. Originally created by Alice Korngold for NGO/nonprofit CEOs participating in the Omidyar Network Executive Forum 2011, this new online assessment instrument is designed for boards and organizations looking to the future.

Referring to Korngold’s “powerful Board Vector toolkit,” Debra Beck, Ed.D. said,“I saw great potential in the original, paper-based version of her assessment process. Taking it online will only enhance its capacity to provide meaningful, data-driven opportunities to evaluate our performance as boards.”

“I recommend the Korngold Board Vector as a powerful diagnostic tool for every nonprofit willing to undergo a frank self-assessment of their strengths and weaknesses and serious about fulfilling their organization’s mission,” added Terry Axelrod, Founder & CEO, Benevon.

For nonprofit organizations exploring ways to further enhance their impact on regional communities, the nation, or the world – and new revenue opportunities – this board assessment toolkit provides unique value to the board and CEO. The Korngold Board Vector helps boards to assess and enhance the board’s composition, practices, and structure based on the direction in which the board seeks to take the organization, and the pace that the board wants to move.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • A user-friendly online assessment tool for the entire board and the CEO; it takes fewer than 20 minutes to complete.
  • A diagnostic report that maps the board's capacity to achieve the organization's vision for the future.
  • Guidance for the board and CEO to create their next steps to strengthen the board and the organization to maximize success.

The diagnostic report shows the board and the CEO whether the board and organization is Stalled, Idling, Raring To Go, or moving Full Speed Ahead. The toolkit provides guidance to the board and CEO in creating the path to transition to "full speed ahead" to achieve the organization’s greater potential.

“This tool is designed to help NGO/nonprofit boards and CEOs to address some of the most critical questions that they are asking in these dynamic times. I am excited to offer this highly accessible, user-friendly approach so that any board seeking to take their organization forward can assess how they’re doing and how to create their plan for next steps,” said Alice Korngold, President & CEO, Korngold Consulting.

A sample survey and partial report are provided here.

About Korngold Consulting LLC. Founded by Alice Korngold in 2005, the firm’s mission is to develop corporate and NGO/nonprofit leaders and boards for a better world. Korngold Consulting provides strategy consulting services to global corporations on CSR and leadership development, including training and placing hundreds of corporate executives on NGO/nonprofit boards; and board governance consulting services to global, national, and regional nonprofits, including universities and healthcare institutions. Korngold is the author of “Leveraging Good Will: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses” (Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint, 2005) and blogs for Fast Company and the Huffington Post.


Alice Korngold

President & CEO

Korngold Consulting LLC



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