Illene Roggensack

Illene Roggensack is Owner/President of Third Sector Innovations, “Helping organizations to run faster, jump higher, throw farther, boldly excel” ( She is a past president for Colorado Nonprofit Association and served on the advisory council for its first and second editions of “Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado.” She designs and conducts organizational audits and guides the self-assessment process for those seeking accreditation through the Land Trust Alliance. Contact Illene for the self-assessment tool outlined above for use by your board/organization: or 800-406-7274.

Ten ways boards can damage their organizations

1. Members join boards of organizations they don’t really care about. They fail to commit and fail to be engaged. The idea still exists that service on a board of directors is an “honorary” recognition, and it is not–it IS a lot of work

Ensuring organizational excellence: a self-assessment

After many years of working with a variety of organizations, helping them to be all they choose to be, I realize the most valuable service of an outsider is to ask the “right” questions. For the organization that truly wants to grow/improve, a well-placed question puts it squarely on the helpful path of introspection and self-discovery.

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