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Welcome to the Developing Your Board (DYB) wiki

If you’d like to know more about the project or you’d like to complete the board evaluation, please email

This wiki is a collection of non-profit governance resources as well as the home of the Developing Your Board (DYB) research project. The DYB project will be developing and validating board evaluation surveys, which will be made freely available on this wiki along with developmental resources for boards and board members.
Resources available on this site are shown at right.

Other CPNS resources for nonprofit organisations
are on
Developing Your Organisation wiki.

Australian Nonprofit Leadership and Fundraising Survey
ACPNS is conducting a landmark research project on Leadership and Fundraising. If you are a board member of a nonprofit organisation that undertakes fundraising, please click here to participate in the survey.


  • Major Actors of the Board and Management

    Each of the major roles with responsibility for governance of your organisation ---
    The chair, treasurer, secretary, directors or committee members, and the chief executive or top manager.
  • The Board and Governance Matters

    A governance framework based on a teamwork model of how boards and management committees perform their functions. Important principles of governance as well as nuts and bolts procedural aspects.
  • Board evaluation

    Part of a board's learning and development process and essential for achieving sustainability. Find out about diagnostic tools and how DYB can help with this important process.

The DYB board evaluation surveys – Whole of Board Evaluation and Chair/President Evaluation – are available for your board evaluation now!
Just email to get started on your DYB board evaluation.


Read our article published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nonprofit Management and Leadership which reports on preliminary results from pilot testing of the DYB Whole of Board evaluation.
Gavin Nicholson, Cameron Newton, & Myles McGregor-Lowndes, (2012) 'The nonprofit board as a team : pilot results and initial insights', Nonprofit Management and Leadership, vol 22 no. 4, pp. 383-528
Available via QUT e-prints

DYB Bulletin

Blog stream

Create a blog post to share news and announcements with your team and company.


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