From “Good” to “Great” (or Better Yet, Impactful)

Does a “good board” really a strong organization make?

Fixing your board…that’s what many of us in leadership positions in the nonprofit sector believe it takes to improve our organizational impact. But how much does developing and educating your board really improve the way your organization does its work?

At TCC Group, we have spent years understanding the capacities a nonprofit needs to thrive. Our Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT) helps an organization measure its leadership, adaptive, management, and technical capacities to prioritize what and how to improve its operations to really make a difference.

TCC Group's four core capacities.

TCC Group’s four core capacities.

Partnering with BoardSource, we culled data from more than 4,000 nonprofits that have administered the CCAT, either once or more than once over the past decade to determine whether there is a direct link between improving a board and the overall ability of the nonprofit to effectively achieve its mission.

Read about the findings in “From ‘Good’ to ‘Great’ (or Better Yet, Impactful)” on BoardSource’s blog >

Explore TCC’s presentation at the BoardSource Leadership Forum 2015 that shares these findings in greater depth (and visually!) >

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Julie Simpson

Julie Simpson

Director of Nonprofit Strategy and Capacity Building

Julie Simpson, Director of Nonprofit Strategy and Capacity Building, is a highly respected leader with more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. With field-tested expertise in such areas as education, gender rights, community partnership-building, arts and culture, and advocacy, Simpson has helped numerous organizations develop and implement strategic plans, design new business models, and evaluate programs. Simpson has worked with nonprofit boards and executive directors on issues including mission, governance, change management, and strategy. Some of her recent clients have included the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the London Arts Learning Partnership.

Charles Gasper

Charles Gasper

Senior Evaluation Consultant

Charles Gasper brings over 20 years of experience working with foundations and nonprofits to understand and improve their strategic use of evaluation. Charles is an expert in public media, health care, mental health, education, nonprofit capacity building, and funder collaboratives. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Charles serves clients and their stakeholders across the United States.