Board Effectiveness in Nonprofit Organizations: Do Interactions in the Boardroom Matter? Academic Article uri icon


  • © The Author(s) 2018. This study explores how perceived interactions in the boardroom are associated with perceptions of board effectiveness in nonprofit organizations. The relationships between board chair leadership, board meeting practices, board group dynamics, and the perceived effectiveness of the board in several governance roles and responsibilities are investigated. The results show that interactions in the boardroom matter: they are generally positively associated with both board chairs’ and chief executives’ perceptions of board effectiveness. Based on these results, several practical implications are formulated for boards seeking to improve their effectiveness.

altmetric score

  • 5.08

author list (cited authors)

  • Van Puyvelde, S., Brown, W. A., Walker, V., & Tenuta, R.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • December 2018