Private Company Governance

Private Company Governance

While most NACD material is applicable to public and private companies, this resource center specifically contains tools for private company boards. To access specific committee resources, please view NACD’s AuditCompensation, and Nominating and Governance Committee Resource Centers.

Thought Leadership & Research

Handbook on Governance in Investor-Owned Private Companies 2016-2017 NACD Private Company Data Summary: Family Business Boards Benchmarks for Investor-Owned Company Boards Benchmarks for Employee-Owned Company Boards A Guide for Directors of Privately Held Companies Handbook on Fundamental Principles for Family Business Boards Handbook on Strengthening the Family Business Board Defining the Role of the Board Director Independence on Family Business Boards

Expert Commentary

On the 2018 Private Company Board Agenda The Challenges of Governing Small-Cap Companies Getting a Start-up CFO Up to Speed Maximizing the Board’s Value Getting Ahead of Sexual Harassment Risk Considerations for High-Growth Companies in 2018 Should Small-Cap Boards Adopt Stock Ownership Guidelines? Shifting the Composition of Private-Equity and Investment Company Boards Why Good Governance Attracts Investors Tackling Executive Compensation for Private-Equity Companies Five Qualities Private Firms Look for in CEOs How Risk Oversight Boosts Fast-Growing Companies

Advisory Services

NACD's in-boardroom education programs help boards deliver value and expand their education

Boardroom Tools & Templates

Sample Position Descriptions for Board and Company Leaders A Director’s Duties and Responsibilities Sample Corporate Governance Guidelines 2016-2017 Private Company Director Compensation Snapshot

Videos and Webinars

What You Should Know Before Considering Private Equity Board Service

Upcoming Events

Master Class Director Professionalism® NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit (Sep. 21–24, 2019, in Washington, DC)