Board Effectiveness Review & Board Skills Audit

Reviewing a board's effectiveness is a crucial part of Governance. 

Small Not-For-Profits are expected to undertake a board review from time to time and annual reviews for larger Not-for-Profits as recommended by the Charities Regulatory Authority's New Governance Code, Principal 5.

A review is healthy exercise to ensure the board is working as effectively as possible.

Board Skills Audits can be completed as part of a full review or as a stand alone service.


How It Works


Boardmatch will conduct the review ensuring to meet any agreed timelines by the Not-For-Profit.


Boardmatch & Not-For-Profit meet & discuss outcomes

Create & send confidential survey



Collate & analyse results

Present recommendations & benchmarking


For further information about our Board Effectiveness Reviews, please contact Hannah Coleman.

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Tony McPoland, Chairman & Nominations Committee, LauraLynn

“In line with good corporate governance the LauraLynn Board determined that it would appoint an independent entity to carry out an external Board Effectiveness Review. Our review provided us with the opportunity to benchmark our behaviours, practices and outcomes against a range of other organisations. The review was reassuring in that it helped to identify our strengths and also provided some useful insights and recommendations that we can integrate into our work for the future.

We found the Boardmatch  service was professional and well organised and we would recommend this service to other not-for-profits looking to externally review their board.”

Susan Ryan, Regional Manager, South Leinster Citizens Information Service

“Boardmatch delivered to us a comprehensive independent review of our governance. The report was very informative, understandable and most importantly practical. We found the final feedback meeting between Boardmatch and the board as hugely beneficial.

There was a very open and friendly atmosphere at the meeting, which lead to good discussion between Boardmatch and the trustees. Finally, we now have a practical document that will track our governance improvement targets for the next year. We very much enjoyed the process.”