Conscience of the organization

Board training & governAnce


The Board is the guiding force that supports the executive management team. It is the board’s responsibility to ensure a clear strategic vision and operational integrity for the organization.

Keep it Focused

Conscience of the Organization

Outstanding boards serve as the conscience of their organizations: they ensure professional and prudent management in the achievement of the organizational mission. The board does not run the company, which is the responsibility of executive leadership, but they oversee the strategic direction. We bring years of experience serving on multiple boards, advising board members on their governance responsibilities and coaching CEOs and Board Chairs on relationships and engagement. We work as a catalyst to superior performance by advising on  each component of:

  • Board design, purpose and strategy
  • Board recruitment and composition
  • Board leadership
  • Board effectiveness
  • Board development

Don’t Settle For Less

Optimize Board Goals and Objectives

Almora Advisors uses best practices to help boards be exceptional through a comprehensive process of conversations, evaluations and assessments.

We bring clarity on the power of a well-designed, well-recruited, well-trained and mindful board. We address the risks of organizational failure from a dysfunctional board. We believe the key in optimizing board performance is through a collaborative and professional CEO and Board Chair relationship. Ensuring that the board has taken an extensive look at their roles and responsibilities begins the process for effective board governance. 

Through our approach, we will work to create vibrate culture at your organization. 


What We Can Do For You

We start by evaluating best practices in defining board roles & responsibilities and Bylaws. Review best practices in board structure & operations,  scope & roles of nonprofit governance. Inculcate ethical standards and fiduciary duty.

We then review board policies and practices, board leadership & engagement and partnership between Board and executive leadership. We partner with our organization to develop a strategy to improve board recruitment, retention and diversity.

We focus on strengthening the fundraising culture by developing a collaborative strategy for fundraising, instilling board’s leadership role in fundraising and stewardship, formalizing the giving policies and helping organizations obtain 100% board participation. We assist the CEO/CDO in developing board members’ fundraising contributions through collaborate solicitations and network sharing.

Evaluate Best Practices

Define board roles & responsibilities, review board structure and instill ethical standards & fiduciary duties.

Review Board Policies

Assess board leadership & engagement and evaluate the relationship between the board & CEO


Partner to develop a strategy to improve board development, recruitment, retention and diversity.


Develop unique and customized onboarding toolkits for new board members

Board Satisfaction

Conduct board assessments through unique competency based approach.


Lead board rethinking strategies and enable creative contribution & innovation


Make sure the Strategies work



We help translate your unique vision into elaborate implementable responsibilities with defined outcomes in agreed timeframes with measurable results.


Change happens when it is rigorously monitored and measured. We help define clear responsibilities and timing for actions, with defined outcomes, cost and milestones.



We supplement the plans by evaluating them using metrics like SMART Goals and Key-Performance Indicators. Evaluating the results are key to a successful strategy.


I was very impressed and pleased with Almora’s Founder/ Leadership Strategy and Evaluation Program. It guided me through many challenging exercises to help me to think through my strengths and weaknesses and provided solid recommendations on how to improve. These experts were very tactful and supportive through this difficult work, and I felt they guided me in a very professional and insightful way. I would highly recommend this program to others who want to improve their leadership and management skills.

Kathleen Biggins, President & Founder of C-Change Conversations