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Governance, Legal & Risk Management

Improve Your Operational Competence • Receive Your Top Three Most Important Items Requiring Attention • Tiered Pricing for All Nonprofits

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Nonprofits need more funding. Funders need more confidence. More confidence comes from demonstrated operational competence. Nonprofits with higher levels of demonstrated operational competence give Funders more confidence. Funders with more confidence give Nonprofits more funding. Operational competence can be measured and improved with OpX360®.

This OpX360® online assessment is based on accepted best practices and proven industry standards to help you determine your Nonprofit's competence levels in the area of Governance, Legal & Risk Management, understand their importance, the consequences of non-performance and what you need to do to improve.

In 60 minutes or less, you can know your operational competence levels and what you need to do next.


“Over a week, our leadership went through process improvement training. However, the beauty of OpX360® is that it requires no training and, in less than an hour, you have a clear understanding of what practices need improvement and a plan on how to do that.”

- Bruce Johnson, Nonprofit President and Leadership Advisor

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

If you are not fully satisfied with the value you receive from OpX360®, simply email us within 30 days of purchasing the assessment with an explanation and we will provide you with a refund and even make a donation to your cause.

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Contributors


Legal Team
Legal Team

Bob Lipps served as team leader of this assessment. Bob has over 30 years professional experience in Law, Accounting, and Risk Management in Nonprofit C-Suite, Board and Professional Advisor capacities. He is Co-Founder and Principal Advisor at The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence®, and Co-Inventor of OpX360®.


Other contributors include Managing Partner Bob Andringa at The Andringa Group, Attorney and Partner Stuart Lark at Sherman and Howard LLC, Attorney and Partner John Wylie at Sherman and Howard LLC, Attorney and past General Counsel Pete Rathbun at American Bible Society, Attorney, Executive VP and General Counsel Josh Heidelman at Wycliffe Bible Translators, Attorney Owner and Founder Chip Grange at Gammon & Grange, P.C. and Attorney Ashley Tuite at Gammon & Grange, P.C. and others.


Assessment Details

The Governance, Legal & Risk Management Area includes best practice statements that focus on organization and governance structure, risk management, legal compliance, policies and procedures, and board composition and leadership roles. Together, these best practices touch on important aspects of your organization's governance, legal, and risk management concerns.Together, these practices touch on all aspects of your organization's governance, legal & risk management operations.

Each OpX360® assessment has 60 Best Practice statements based on proven industry standards to help you determine your nonprofit's competence in that specific area of your operation, understand their importance, the consequences for non-performance and what you can do to improve.

What You Will Receive

Within one hour of completing the assessment, you will receive a 24-slide Executive Briefing to provide a C-Suite or board-level summary of the assessment and an 78-page Detailed Report for the person or team ultimately responsible for your Nonprofit's Governance, Legal & Risk Management operations.

The Executive Briefing contains:

  • Your current Competency Levels
  • The crucial Key Elements measured
  • Why they are important
  • Consequences for Non-Performance
  • The Three Most Important Issues you need to address first

The Detailed Report contains:

  • Everything in the Executive Briefing plus
  • Detailed information for each Best Practice statement including
  • Our Recommendations If You Are Not Compliant

Improve Your Operational Competence

There are 60 Best Practice Statements in each of the six OpX360® modules. In this Governance, Legal & Risk Management module, these statements are grouped into five sets of related Best Practice statements called Key Elements and each individual statement is categorized into one of three competence levels.

Those competence levels are:

  • Level 1– Core operational practices necessary to perform effectively
  • Level 2– Sophisticated practices that enhance overall performance
  • Level 3 – Leading edge practices that enable an organization to deliver the highest level of operational performance

Any of the OpX360® assessments can be taken individually or together, depending on the needs of your organization. In 60 minutes or less, you can know your operational competence levels in any of the areas and what you need to do next.

"We’ve paid business consultants many thousands of dollars in recent years. For a fraction of the cost, OpX360® provided us with more focused feedback and recommendations, along with actionable steps for improvement, than our consultants have."

- Jim McKee, CPA and Nonprofit Leader

Frequently Asked Questions


How long does the OpX360® assessment take?
If you intend to complete the assessment in one sitting, please allow 60 minutes. This is only an estimate and some people will complete the assessment much faster and others may take longer. Please note that you can pause and restart when it's more convenient or when you get the information required to respond to each Best Practice statement. Should you decide to pause, an email will be sent to you with a link to start where you left off. There is no time limit.
How long do I have access to OpX360®?
After enrolling, you have access to this Governance, Legal & Risk Management module for as long at it takes to complete the assessment - across any and all devices you own.
Who should take this Governance, Legal & Risk Management OpX360® for our Nonprofit?
For best results, this Governance, Legal & Risk Management OpX360® should be completed by your CEO, General Counsel or knowledgeable Governance Committee board member. If possible, we recommend two or more people complete the assessment independent from each other to increase objectivity and accuracy of the responses. We also recommend using the assessment and related reports as training and orientation tools for new members of your team.
Who contributed to this Finance & Accounting OpX360® Assessment?
This Governance, Legal & Risk Management OpX360® was developed by and for nonprofit leaders and practitioners, their funders and recognized experts serving the Finance and Accounting arena. Other contributors include Managing Partner Bob Andringa at The Andringa Group, Attorney and Partner Stuart Lark at Sherman and Howard LLC, Attorney and Partner John Wylie at Sherman and Howard LLC, Attorney and past General Counsel Pete Rathbun at American Bible Society, Attorney, Executive VP and General Counsel Josh Heidelman at Wycliffe Bible Translators, Attorney Owner and Founder Chip Grange at Gammon & Grange, P.C. and Attorney Ashley Tuite at Gammon & Grange, P.C. and others.​
After completion, what will the final work product look like?
Within one hour of completing the assessment, you will receive a 29-slide Executive Briefing to provide a C-Suite or board-level summary of the assessment and an 80-page Detailed Report for the person or team ultimately responsible for your Nonprofit's Governance, Legal & Risk Management operations.
What if I am not fully satisfied with OpX360®?
If you are not fully satisfied with the value you received from OpX360®, email us within 30 days of purchasing the assessment with an explanation and we will provide you a refund.

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30-Day Money Back Guarantee

If you are not fully satisfied with the value you receive from OpX360®, simply email us within 30 days of purchasing the assessment with an explanation and we will provide you with a refund and even make a donation to your cause.

Still Have Questions?

Give us a call at (650) 246-9935

A member of our executive team will personally answer or return your call as soon as possible. We look forward to speaking with you.

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