Building better boards with your help

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Author: Todd Cain

The Institute on Governance is looking for your assistance in distributing this invitation to participate in a national, bilingual survey. This research is on a critical but understudied topic in the good governance of not-for-profit and related organizations - the leadership role of a board of directors in stakeholder relations. The aim of this Institute on Governance survey is to identify board-level models, practices and tools that will help not-for-profit and related boards carry out their responsibilities in this area. We will share our findings with survey respondents and distributors, and make the findings freely available to the public.

We are asking that your organization participate in two ways. First, we would like someone from your senior executive team and a board director to complete the survey. It is 34 questions in length and will take roughly 25 minutes to complete. Second, we would like you to share the survey with your partner or member organizations. We are aiming to receive survey responses from the leadership of any third sector organizations such as not-for-profits, co-operatives, non-governmental organizations, and associations to get a large, diverse set of responses.

The survey is bilingual and is in an electronic format. You can click the link below to begin. To share it with others, please copy and paste it into an email or document, or post it on a web page. The survey must be completed before the deadline ofMarch 15th. You can start the survey by click here: Survey link.

Note that individual responses to this survey will remain confidential.

If you have any questions about the research, please contact Institute on Governance Research Officer Dustin Munroe at or 613-562-0090.

This blog is available in English only.

About the author

Dustin Munroe

Dustin Munroe

Senior Researcher

Dustin has been a Research Officer at the Institute on Governance since September of 2012. Much of his work at the IOG involves research, writing, and logistical support for advisory services projects. These projects serve clients that seek expertise from the IOG in our knowledge areas of not-for-profit governance and public sector governance. Another area where Dustin has been deployed is in support of the IOG’s Public Governance Exchange (PGEx) applied research initiative. In addition to his responsibilities in advisory services, Dustin is also active at the IOG in event planning, business development, and communications.

Dustin’s current governance interests are in the areas of board governance, stakeholder relations, collaborative governance, and distributed governance organizations. He also has an ongoing interest in public policy, provincial politics, and federal politics. Before joining the IOG, Dustin worked for the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix daily newspaper. He completed Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in political science at the University of Saskatchewan.

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