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Promoting Board Effectiveness

The Alliance has compiled this set of promoting board effectiveness resources from amongst its own offerings.

Immortal Life of a Board Member

The Alliance provides a handout from its 2013 annual meeting, which shares information on the three areas of a board member’s lifecycle: recruitment and onboarding; motivation and engagement; and evaluations and legacy. The handout provides some expected outcomes on how boards handle recruitment and cultivation and provides examples of successful trustee qualities and high impact governance. The resource also includes sample board survey questions.

Museum Board Leadership 2017

Good governance is essential to the work of museum trustees and directors. The Alliance shares the Museum Board Leadership Report to help boards understand the important role they play in museum leadership.

Trustee Resource Center

The Alliance compiled a set of resources and tools that trustees can use to inform their work in museums and that museum leaders can use as a starting point for deepening the engagement of their boards.

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