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GovernWell is a preferred partner of BoardEffect

BoardEffect offers all the board portal features you need for managing board materials from the most basic features of online board books and event scheduling to the more robust like collaboration tools and reporting.

Features include:

  • Online Board Books
  • Event Scheduling
  • Surveys
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Reporting
  • And more!

Sign up to learn how BoardEffect can help streamline and improve your board governance or contact Larry Walker by email at or call (503) 694-8539!

Larry Walker, Creator, GovernWell

Larry Walker is the creator of governWell™, whose simple premise is “better governance, better healthcare.”

A long time counselor to hundreds of hospital and health system trustees and governing boards, Larry developed to governWell™ as a ready resource to enable hospitals to rapidly advance their governing excellence, and prepare their boards to most successfully lead through today’s complex and uncertain healthcare transformation with precision and purpose.

Larry has partnered with BoardEffect to couple governWell™’s rich array of customizable governance building resources with BoardEffect’s dynamic board portal  that is uniquely designed around the work of boards. This combination of robust online resources makes customizable manuals, policies, educational programs, trustee recruitment and orientation tools and much able to be immediately put to work, and empowers boards to practice the smart, intuitive, expert governance demanded by today’s challenging, ever-evolving healthcare environment.


Board governance is oriented around a regular board meeting cycle that can be quarterly, bi-monthly, monthly, or sporadic in its timing. BoardEffect’s board portal software helps you prepare for and hold the meeting as well as manage follow-up and follow through activities post meeting.

  • Online board books
  • Scheduling
  • Approvals
  • Tasks
  • Archives


A large number of board member responsibilities are annual in nature and carried-out over the course of a yearly cycle. From policy & compliance, budget & audit, appointments and elections, to work plans and evaluations, BoardEffect supports your annual strategic responsibilities simply and elegantly.

  • Surveys
  • Board policy handbooks
  • New board member orientation tools


Board of directors typically proceed through a development and engagement cycle, lasting 3-5 years. This tracks with the length of a single board member’s term, and ensures the board’s sustainability and continuity over time. Easily manage recruitment, nominations, on-boarding, and board education with BoardEffect to cultivate a high-performing board.

  • Ad hoc groups
  • Collaboration tools
  • Board education
  • Profiles

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