Beyond Compliance: The Trustee Viewpoint on Effective Foundation Governance

Beyond Compliance is based on the largest-scale research on foundation boards ever conducted and builds off CEP’s earlier governance report, Foundation Governance. This report reveals the foundation trustee perspective on effective governance, which despite the variety in size and function of grantmaking boards, has five essential factors. The report offers data and findings to help trustees and CEOs utilize foundation governance optimally, with information ranging from racial composition of boards to the amount of information board members read.

This report was co-authored by Phil Buchanan, Ellie Buteau, Sarah Di Troia, and Romero Hayman.

November 2005

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