Pursuant to Article 1396-9.10 of the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act, the undersigned, being all of the present Directors of Houston Greeters, Inc. (the “Corporation”), a Texas non-profit corporation, consent by this writing to take the following actions and to adopt the following resolutions:
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of Houston Greeters seeks to establish a policy on effectiveness assessment to help ensure that the organization has defined, measurable goals in place and objectives in place to evaluate the success and impact of its program(s) in fulfilling these goals and objectives,
WHEREAS, this Assessment Policy is called for in Standard 6 of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability that were issued by the Wise Giving Alliance in 2003,
IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the Board of Directors of Houston Greeters adopts the following policy:
1. At least once every two years, the Board of Directors of Houston Greeters will review its goals and objectives toward achieving its mission and will complete a performance and effectiveness assessment of its programs based on that review.
2. This first such assessment will be in 2012 and will be conducted under the authority of the Treasurer of the Board with the cooperation of each committee chair.
3. The Board of Directors will receive a written report of this assessment:
(a) Describing the activities that Houston Greeters undertook in the prior two years to achieve its goals and objectives,
(b) Identifying the measures used to assess Houston Greeters’ effectiveness in achieving its goals and objectives,
(c) Analyzing the effectiveness of the Houston Greeters’ programs in achieving the Foundation’s goals and objectives, and
(d) Recommending future actions Houston Greeters might take to increase effectiveness based on the findings.
4. At the conclusion of this process, Houston Greeters will revise the goals and objectives for Houston Greeters, as needed, for the upcoming term and will suggest means of measuring them.
Dated and effective the 1st day of December, 2011.