board evaluation tool


Welcome to the GEM Tour! We've taken the opportunity to highlight some features of this program. Create a free Administrator Account for complete access to the program. Below, select Corporate, Non-Profit or Ministry to see how the GEM Assessment is customized to reflect your organization.

GEM Assessment Tool for Non-Profit Boards

Administrator Experience

  • The administrator will select the appropriate terminology to match your non-profit organization. For example, many non-profits are called “organization” or “association.” Please select the appropriate terminology to match your non-profit. This customization allows the GEM Assessment program to select relevant questions that best fit your board.
  • Next, the administrator edits the welcome letter to include the deadline, adds the names of participants, and sends the invitations to participants with their confidential login information.
  • Once the GEM Assessment process is initiated, the administrator waits for the participants to respond. Participant answers are confidential. The administrator cannot access any individual responses.
  • The administrator will receive email notifications as participants complete the assessment.
  • The administrator can track participant progress and send reminders to encourage participants to complete the assessment.
  • Once the participants have completed the assessment, the administrator will run the report. The administrator may choose to run the Free Report (a two-page quick overview) that identifies areas for growth according to the GEM Model...
  • ...or the Full Report that highlights strengths, weaknesses, and areas of key differences. This 25-page detailed report provides the board’s responses to all 40 questions, and tips and suggestions to enhance governance oversight and effectiveness.
  • In subsequent evaluations, the administrator may generate complimentary Comparison Reports that highlight change and growth.

Participant Experience

  • The GEM Assessment is a simple process because it has been customized by the administrator to fit best reflect your non-profit organization. Each participant receives an email invitation that includes their unique username and password. The participant signs in to access his or her personal, private dashboard.
  • Participant answers are confidential. The administrator cannot access any individual responses.
  • Once the GEM Assessment is complete, each participant may print out his or her scoring summary to better participate in the discussion of the GEM Assessment results.