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Would a better performing board drive a better performing company?  For years, Boards of Directors were immune to performance reviews and relied on cumbersome questionnaires and face-to-face interviews for evaluation. Today, the landscape has changed, and boards are being held accountable.  Directors and officers are seeking a more professional solution

That’s why The Board Institute, in concert with the leading experts in governance, created the first professional, online set of evaluation tools to evaluate, benchmark and educate boards, committees and directors.  These tools drive a clearer understanding of how your board is performing – leading to improved corporate governance and better financial results.

The Board Institute improves boards of directors and corporate governance through our suite of world-class, web-based, validated tools to evaluate the effectiveness of the board, the committees, and the individual directors in public and private companies.  It is the first and only, accredited web-based solution for board education and board evaluation.  By serving as a risk filter and validating the board to the shareholders, use of The Board Institute’s Indices enhances the value of the organization.  Good boards are critical to long-term corporate success and shareholder value.

Respondents to the easy to use, online Index questionnaires and resulting reports include the board members and, at their discretion, all those who work with the board. Our services are offered as an annual subscription, which includes an unlimited number of respondents, full support, and the ability to access our information and reuse the Index over the course of the annual subscription period.  For each question, the score, range, mean, best practice, regulation and laws and anonymous comments are compiled. The Board Institute’s comprehensive, actionable and objective tools enable directors to respond to and benchmark governance, regulatory and stock exchange mandates and board best practices in order to continuously improve and inform the board.  If the board wishes, the independent Indices/ tools may be used in cooperation with consultants to help create and monitor an action plan.

Imagine a world where you can see the risks and avoid them.  Apply new thinking, resources and ease of use to the board evaluation process.


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Featured Testimonials

  • “Our audit committee enjoyed the process and found The Audit Committee Index to be a valuable tool. The Inventory/report validated many of our current practices as well as identified opportunities for ongoing education. Further, our independent auditors said the Inventory/report would be one of the tools they will use to evaluate the committee going forward.”

    First Federal Testimonial relative to The Audit Committee Index of The Board Institute May 14, 2004
  • "Congratulations on a valuable, easy to use product.  The Board Index created a powerful framework for  our dialogue about board practices and helped us identify areas of focus.  I recommend it to other companies who want to enhance and benchmark best practices in governance."

    Michael Hong, CEO
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    Trish Gulbranson, Executive Vice-President, Business Development of NetPro
  • “The Board Index was comprehensive and easy-to-use, and the results were very informative.  It was a great way to collect and organize the thoughts of the directors on governance and compliance issues.”

    Dave Francis, General Counsel and Secretary of Maximus, Inc.
  • “…The Board Index is an invaluable resource.  It provides the means to quantify board performance against best practices, establish benchmarks for future evaluations and enable the directors to assist in the development of the strategic framework that will facilitate growth and team building.” 

    Howard Christensen -CPA Chairman of Advisory Committee of the Capital Markets Board
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    Terry Ashwill, former CFO, True North (NYSE), Ryder
  • “I really think that there’s an enormous market for your services within private companies that are just emerging from ‘patriarchal’ governance, usually as the third generation prepares to take over control. ‘Outside the family’ strategic thinking and best practices governance will become increasingly important for such companies.”

    Michael Almond, Charlotte, NC Michael Daigneault
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    “For a number of years our Governance Committee has performed individual director evaluations.  In looking for a third party facilitator of these evaluations we found the Board Institute to be a valuable resource.  They provided independence and confidentiality which were an important part of the process.  Additionally, we found the Board Index to be an easily used tool that allowed us to do an effective evaluation which in turn has led to better board awareness of best governance practices.”

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    Nick Unkovik, Squire Sanders
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    Jerre Stead, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors, IHS Inc. (NYSE)
  • “The Audit Committee Index report identified an area of disparity and created and enabled discussion by the board members in an area that would have otherwise not been raised.  We intend to do this again next year..”

    Vern LaForti, CFO, Overland Storage (NASDAQ/Technology)
  •  “Comprehensive and easy-to-use; results were very informative.  A great way to collect and organize the thoughts of the directors.”

    Dave Francis, General Counsel and Secretary of Maximus, Inc (NYSE/Consulting)
  • “It can positively change the way our Board functions.  It is easy to use and spurred many new ideas for utilizing my Board to the fullest extent and engaging the board in a more active role.”

    Trish Gulbranson, CEO NetPro (Technology)
  • “Our audit committee enjoyed the process; a valuable tool. Our independent auditors will use this to evaluate the committee going forward.”

    The Board of First Federal Bank (NASDAQ)
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    Betsy Sanders
  • “The Audit Committee Index® report identified an area of disparity and created and enabled discussion by the board members in an area that would have otherwise not been raised.  We intend to do this again next year.  It was really a wonderful tool for us”

    Vern LaForti, CFO, Overland Storage
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    Steve Dukes
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    Jerre Stead, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Directors