Featured ResearchTransformational Governance: How Boards Achieve Extraordinary Change, the book that shares findings from the ASAE Foundation’s original research on how various associations created positive board transformations. The chapter takes a look at challenges for associations that need board change, examines the nature of change, and presents several change models.
What does a high-performing board look like? How does a board reinvent itself when a need for change becomes evident? These questions are at the center of the ASAE Foundation’s research on governance. The findings identified common features of high-performing boards, as well as characteristics, considerations, and actions of boards that weathered transformational change effectively.
Major Research Initiatives
Good governance steers the ship, and make no mistake: Boards matter to organizational performance, a fact underscored in ASAE Foundation governance research. Our foundational research into governance practices—covering board structure and size, director competencies, assessment practices, and much more—was the first study to offer a representative snapshot of current governance practices in associations and member-serving organizations. Read More
Ideally, volunteers provide value to the associations they serve and receive value for the time and energy they contribute, but this is not always the case. The ASAE Foundation sought to understand the characteristics of association volunteer systems that provide mutual benefit and identify practices that leaders can employ to create mutually beneficial volunteer systems in their own organizations. Read More