Board management platform for mission driven organizations

BoardEffect a Diligent brand delivers an agile board management solution optimized for governance leaders of nonprofits, higher education institutions, community healthcare organizations and credit unions with the right tools, analytics, and insights to drive more efficient, transparent, and secure governance.

Intuitive and flexible board management platform

BoardEffect is the preferred board management solution for nonprofit, community healthcare and higher education organizations delivering an easy-to-use platform equipped with tools to help board members collaborate and make informed decisions. Our board portal platform simplifies complex board management processes and empowers governance leaders to effectively plan and execute board management cycles through transparent and secure collaboration.

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Simplify board meeting preparation and save time

  • Online Meeting Books deliver real-time access to agendas, board books, meeting minutes and more anywhere on any device.
  • Schedule a meeting and instantly collect RSVPs to help optimize attendance for any upcoming board meeting or ad hoc event.
  • Approve board meeting minutes, new members, and policies on the go, through a board portal. Board members can use the task tool to set reminders and mark them complete when finished.
  • Easily access meeting documents and minutes through the Library at any time on any device.
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Effectively plan and execute annual board cycle

  • Surveys and Polls with customizable formatting allow administrators to solicit feedback, conduct board assessments, obtain preferences to help increase member participation in strategic updates or changes.
  • Store all your important board documents, such as the strategic plan, policies, and procedures in one location that board members can access anywhere anytime.
  • Streamline the process of onboarding a new board member by using BoardEffect to store all of the information he or she will need for effective board service.
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Enable transparency and strengthen security during board development cycle

  • Create and disassemble ad hoc groups whenever you need them. From executive searches to special event planning, the material is hosted on BoardEffect for as long as you need it.
  • Collaborate to effectively prepare, plan and communicate complex board management activities on the go.
  • Continue your standards of ongoing board education utilizing the Resource Library as a repository for educational materials.
  • Use customizable fields in the Directory to capture important information unique to your board so you can see where your board is strong and identify the needs of incoming members.

Additional benefits



Modern governance platform for administrators to streamline complex board management processes to meet their most immediate challenges while saving time and money.



Real-time communication and collaboration among members, administrators, and volunteers with complete access to agenda, meeting minutes, board books, scheduling, approvals and archives anywhere, anytime on any device.



Multi-layered defense to protect sensitive board information through our comprehensive security program coupled with our state-of-the-art dedicated SOC2 certified infrastructure.

HYMCA of the USA saves 8 hours a week on its governance processes

The YMCA of the USA has a busy board of directors who manage one of the most prominent nonprofits in the country. Ericka Rodriguez, Executive Assistant to the CEO, shares how she has saved hours of her time by:

  • Consolidating all governance matters in a single platform
  • Using powerful tools in BoardEffect to help create documents that keep boards running, such as meeting books, agendas, surveys, polls and more
  • Reducing planning time with templates and copying capabilities

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✔ Focus on governance

✔ Features & functions

✔ Assessing ease of use

✔ Security capabilities

✔ Considerations for value

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✔ Strategy & Governance

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✔ Risk & Accountability

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Technology best practices for governance professionals

In this guide, we detail the core responsibilities of today’s governance professionals with a look at how effective organizations are using BoardEffect to establish a new standard of excellence:

✔ Board education
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