Corporate Affiliate

BoardEffect (A Diligent Company)


BoardEffect, a Diligent company, guides institutions of higher education toward governance best practices. 

BoardEffect’s board management platform is designed for the work of efficient and collaborative boards, to enable effective leaders. College and university executives, administrators and trustees have long relied on BoardEffect to improve board management and streamline secure communications. 

In 2017 alone, data breaches in the higher education sector increased by 103%, and information security was named the top IT issue of the year. This means that the stakes are high for protecting your school board’s most sensitive information. With customers across the globe ranging from large public research institutions to small private colleges, we’ve developed our product over the past 10+ years with security top of mind, to support the especially dynamic, nuanced, critically important work of hundreds of higher education governing bodies.



The work of boards is complex, demanding, and high-stakes. It is also cyclical in nature. Boards convene on a regular meeting cycle, deliver on a recurring set of annual responsibilities, and continuously work to refresh and strengthen themselves as strategic assets to the organizations they serve. These represent three different operating cycles, each with its own pace and components. The functionality and workflows of BoardEffect have been designed to support boards as they manage the responsibilities inherent within these demanding, interdependent and mission critical cycles. 


Beyond the features of BoardEffect, the needs of board directors drive our solution's very character and personality. We strive tirelessly to achieve three things in making board management software that organizational leaders love to use:

Truly Easy - Confidently manage board information with few clicks using BoardEffect's intuitive interface for board members and administrators.

Truly Secure - We've got you covered. Our 5 part security program combines application security, data center and physical security infrastructure, data recovery and auditing; and it even allows clients to determine settings that best fit their individualized security needs.

Truly Mobile - On tablets or in your office. A seamless experience across devices is assured. Access your platform anywhere, anytime.

Member Meeting on Collaboration Presenter: 2014; 2015; 2016, 2019
Member Meeting on Collaboration Display Vendor: 2018, 2019

CONTACT: Ellen Glasgow at eglasgow@boardeffect.com or 334-663-6225

Secure Trustee Management Software

BoardEffect is a board management platform designed for the work of efficient and collaborative boards. Education executives, administrators and trustees rely on BoardEffect to improve board management and streamline secure communications. The stakes are high for a Board’s most sensitive information. BoardEffect’s education clients range from small private colleges to large research institutions. BoardEffect has developed its product over the past 15 years with security top of mind, to support the especially dynamic, nuanced, critically important work of hundreds of higher-education governing bodies. With over 2,000 customers, 200,000 users and a 96% retention rate, BoardEffect is the governance leader that puts its non-profit clients first (30% of which are in education).

BoardEffect offers two options to all AICUP member institutions:

1. Access to a shared platform, managed by AICUP’s staff: this approach, designed for institutions with a simple and flat governance structure looking into digitizing the governance process.

2. Reduced rate on a stand-alone BoardEffect platform: for institutions wishing to have full control and access to their own separate BoardEffect platform.

CONTACT: Ellen Glasgow at eglasgow@boardeffect.com or 334-663-6225

  • AICUP Member Participants: 35 (19 stand-alone; 16 AICUP shared platform)
  • Dollar Volume: Approximately $200,000 of annual licensing across entirety of relationship
  • AICUP/BoardEffect New 5-Year agreement in place starting January 2020

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