Use ICL's list of Executive Director Core Competencies for self-assessment, development planning, job descriptions, or determining priorities when recruiting a new E.D. These Executive Director Core Competencies are also the outcomes to our popular Executive Director Leadership Program.
Through our years working with organizations and their leaders, ICL has amassed a list of competencies that great organizational leaders embody.
Use this tool to assess how well your board's practices compare to ideal nonprofit standards or benchmarks, identify important areas to strengthen, and set next steps for a more effective board. The board survey is one of seven sections in ICL's field-tested organizational assessment improvement tool, Benchmarking Workbook for All-Volunteer Groups.
This list of expectations will guide you on what a board should expect of its executive director, what the executive director should expect of a board, and what the board and the executive director should expect of its board president.